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

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Traveling to Western New York, New York, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Western New York, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

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 Western New York, New York, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Western New York, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Western New York, New York, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Western New York is frigid, somewhat snowy and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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February

February is frigid, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows regularly.

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March

March here can be brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about a third of the time.

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April

April in Western New York can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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May

If you vacation in Western New York during May, you may find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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June

If you are traveling to Western New York in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

July in Western New York is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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August

In August, Western New York is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (mid 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Western New York, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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September

September is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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October

October in Western New York is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 60% range on average.

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November

If you go to Western New York in November, you will notice that it is cold, snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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December

In December, Western New York can be brisk, snowy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). During your visit, you can expect extremely heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Western New York, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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Activities for Western New York, New York, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Western New York.

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