New York weather

Our guide to the weather in New York during January

3

Average high

2

UV Index

4mm

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 January.

How cold is it in New York during January?

January is typically the coldest month in New York. And when we say cold, we mean it. The temperature tops out at around 3℃ during the day, falling away to -3℃ 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 January?

Possibly. There's a chance of snow during January 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 January?

On average, there will be 6 rainy days during the month, amounting to 4.0mm in total. That's almost nothing at all, therefore rain isn't something we think you need to consider. Of course, some of that rain will actually fall as sleet, snow, and possibly freezing rain. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

Weather in New York

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in New York

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New York weather in

January
4.2

New York weather in

February
7.7

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March
13.2

New York weather in

April
18.5

New York weather in

May
23.5

New York weather in

June
27.2

New York weather in

July
26.6

New York weather in

August
23.3

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September
17.5

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October
11.2

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November
6.3

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December