Another period when you might not like to stroll around the city is during January or February, when temperatures are commonly in the 20s (-6°C) and those concrete canyons turn into wind tunnels. The city looks gorgeous just after a snowfall, but the streets soon become an ugly, slushy mess. Again, you never know--temperatures have regularly been in the mild 40s during the past few winters. If you hit the weather jackpot, you could have a bargain bonanza.
Fall and spring are the best times in New York. From April to June and September to November, temperatures are mild and pleasant, and the light is beautiful. With the leaves changing in Central Park and just the hint of crispness in the air, October is a fabulous time to be here--but expect to pay for the privilege.
If you want to know how to pack just before you go, check the Weather Channels online 5-day forecast at www.weather.com.
New Yorks Average Temperature & Rainfall
|Daily Temp (°F)||38||40||48||61||71||80|
|Daily Temp (°C)||3||4||9||16||22||27|
|Days of Rain||11||10||11||11||11||10|
|Daily Temp (°F)||85||84||77||67||54||42|
|Daily Temp (°C)||29||29||25||19||12||6|
|Days of Rain||11||10||8||8||9||10|