New York weather

Our guide to the weather in New York destination during December

6

Average high

2

UV Index

162mm

Monthly 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 2022, 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 December.

What's the temperature like in New York during December?

It's cold in New York during December. The temperature tops out at around 6℃ during the day, falling away to 1℃ at night. The UV index will be low at this time of year, so not something to worry about. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's always a good idea to apply a small amount of sunscreen to exposed skin.

Does it snow in New York during December?

Possibly. There's a chance of snow during December but not as much as you might think. Check the local forecast before you leave home so that you can pack appropriate footwear and clothing.

Does it rain in New York during December?

On average, there will be 8 rainy days during the month, amounting to 161.8mm in total. That's a significant amount of rain. For comparison, the wettest months in the UK typically sees between 80mm and 100mm, depending on where you are. You're not likely to see a thunderstorm during your trip.

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