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New York City Weather in May

Averages By Month

Weatherwise May is certainly one of the best times to visit New York City. Temperatures reach pleasant highs of 72°F (22°C) and the sun now shines for an average of 9 hours a day. If you are planning a lot of outdoor activities do also bring some rain gear as May is the rainiest month in New York City with an average of 9 rainy days. Also pack a jacket as temperatures can still reach lows of 54°F (12°C).

After having checked out the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Skyline during the day, you can dive into the world of theatre and music whilst enjoying a broadway show in the evening. Head to New York City in early May if you would still like to experience an opera at the Met Opera before the summer break. Foodies would also love the 9th Avenue Food Festival.

High and Low Temperature in May °F

Precipitation days in May °F

Current Weather New York City

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Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages New York City

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

39° 42° 50° 62° 72° 80° 85° 84° 76° 65° 54° 44°

Low °F

27° 28° 35° 45° 54° 64° 69° 68° 61° 50° 42° 32°

Sun

5h 6h 7h 8h 9h 10h 10h 9h 8h 7h 6h 5h

Rain days

8 6 8 8 9 8 8 7 7 6 7 8

Snow inch

7 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

New York City Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit New York City

New York City is certainly worth a visit any time of the year- each season actually has its own charm. You would have the most pleasant temperatures in spring (April until June) and fall (September/October). During those times it’s wonderful enjoying the splendid outdoor activities that New York has to offer.

Probably the least pleasant months to visit are July and August when temperatures rise to the high 80s F (30°C). But even then you have so many air conditioned museums, malls and skyscrapers to visit!

The winter months, even though very cold, have something very special in New York City. New York City with all its Christmas lights, decorations and sparkle offers a very special atmosphere in the time running up to Christmas.

Things to know about New York City

New York City… the Big Apple… the city that never sleeps… if there were to be a capital of the world and a city that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime, then it is New York City!
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Best sights and activities in NYC
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Best views of New York City

One of the highlights of your New York visit would certainly be the view from high above. The most famous skyscrapers offering the best views are: Is it worth buying the New York Pass?

Probably not! It’s highly recommended to plan ahead and think about which sights you really want to visit. Depending on that, do the numbers. Also be aware that the passes which promise you ‘Fast Track Entry’ actually only help you to avoid the waiting time at the ticket counter. You still have to queue at the second, most of the time much longer line which actually takes you into the sight.

Transport in Manhattan

Manhattan is much bigger than you might think it is. For example, it would take you around 1.5 hours to walk from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge. So you will likely need some other method of transport. Enjoy your stay!!!

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