Shelter Island, New York, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Shelter Island, New York, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Shelter Island, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.

When to go to Shelter Island, New York, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Shelter Island, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Shelter Island, New York, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shelter Island, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022

  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.

  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.

  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Shelter Island, New York, United States of America by month

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January

January in Shelter Island can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while.

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February

February is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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March

March in Shelter Island is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

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April

April in Shelter Island can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

If you vacation in Shelter Island during May, you may notice that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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June

If you go to Shelter Island in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

If you are traveling to Shelter Island in July, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August for Shelter Island is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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September

If you are traveling to Shelter Island in September, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

October in Shelter Island is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

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November

Traveling to Shelter Island in November, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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December

December in Shelter Island can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while.

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Activities for Shelter Island, New York, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Shelter Island.

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