Spring – March, April, and May
Be sure to bring a rain jacket and umbrella because rain is frequent – but you’ll still need sunscreen and sunglasses for the many sunny days. Temperatures average between 50°F and 70°F (10°C and 21°C), starting around 50°F average in March and rising about 10°F on average each month.
Summer – June, July, and August
Choose clothes made from breathable, lightweight fabrics to stay comfortable in the hot, humid weather, and bring a water bottle to help you stay hydrated.
New York hosts frequent parades, concerts, and festivals this time of year, so you’ll want to be comfortable spending lots of time outside in the heat. Temperatures average between 80°F and 85°F (27°C and 29°C).
Autumn – September, October, and November
Pack your sweaters and a light coat, and be prepared to dress in layers because the temperatures will be starting to drop, though snow is unlikely. Temperatures average between 55°F and 75°F (13°C and 24°C), starting around 75°F in September and dropping about 10°F on average per month.
Winter – December, January, and February
Be sure to bring a warm coat, warm but fashionable boots, gloves, and a hat because the temperatures frequently drop below freezing and you’ll most likely encounter snow.
If you’re planning to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, make sure you have appropriate clothes to keep you warm outside for several hours. Temperatures average between 35°F and 45°F (2°C and 7°C).