New York weather

Our guide to the weather in New York during May

19

Average high

5

UV Index

8mm

Month rainfall

78%

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 May.

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

The temperature reaches around 19℃ during the daytime in May, falling away to 13℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in New York during May?

On average, there will be 13 rainy days during the month, amounting to 8.0mm in total. That's almost nothing at all, therefore rain isn't something we think you need to consider. 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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February
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March
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April
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May
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June
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July
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August
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October
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November
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