Average Weather in New York City
The city is pretty chilly
during the winter, thanks to winds that whip in off the
Hudson. However, it's rare to see snow accumulate in Manhattan.
One thing is true: You have to wrap up, from head to toe.
Summer in the city is muggy.
Many locals leave Manhattan and head for the coast during
this time of year. Summers are so unpleasant because the
heat gets trapped in the city, spurring folks to find respite
in air-conditioned restaurants, theaters and museums. Keep
in mind that subway stations aren't air conditioned and
they usually smell bad when it's hot.
The city wakes up in
September, when the weather is milder and dry. This is a
great time to visit because the natural setting is unreal,
especially in the many parks.