New York weather

Our guide to the weather in New York during August

27

Average high

6

UV Index

11mm

Month rainfall

74%

Humidity

New York is a city of extremes and the weather is no exception. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for New York, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about New York weather in August.

How warm is it in New York during August?

The temperature reaches around 27℃ during the daytime in August, falling away to 21℃ at night. The UV index will be high at this time of year, so protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Try to limit exposure between 10am and 4pm. Apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every few hours, even if it's cloudy, or more frequently after sweating or swimming, and wear UV-blocking sunglasses too, and bear in mind that bright surfaces, such as sand and water increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in New York during August?

August is typically the wettest month in New York. On average, there will be 13 rainy days during the month, amounting to 10.5mm in total. That's almost nothing at all, therefore rain isn't something we think you need to consider. Due to the high temperature and humidity, you might expect lots of thunderstorms, however they're actually fairly infrequent at this time of year. On average, August will see just 1 days that produce a storm.

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