New York City weather in August (New York State, United States of America)

This month is known as a warm month. The average maximum daytime temperature in New York City in August lies at 28.4°C (83.12°F). The average minimum temperature is 20.3°C (68.54°F) (usually the minimum temperature is noted at night).

The amount of rain during this month is high with an average of 113mm (4.4 inchec). There are generally around 10 rainy days. If you enjoy blue skies and sunshine, then this is a great time to go to New York City with 270 hours of sun during the entire month.

So what to wear in August? Visitors traveling to New York City should plan on bringing a totally waterproof coat since it will often be raining. However, also bring your summer cloths because it can be very warm or even hot. With a water temperature of around 23.0°C (73.4°F), this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in August look at the numbers below.


Monthly Averages in August

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 20 °C
Max Temperature 28 °C
Water Temperature 23 °C
Chance of Rain 33%
Precipitation 113mm
Rainy Days 10
Sunshine Hours 270

Where to stay in New York City

Where to go in the United States of America in August

Find out more about the weather in the United States of America in August and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in August.

Outdoor sports

Weather Forecasts for New York City (New York State)

Tue   Feb 07
6°C | -2°C
S 18 km/h
0.9 mm
broken clouds and no rain

broken clouds and no rain

Wed   Feb 08
11°C | 3°C
NW 22 km/h
0 mm
almost clear and no rain

almost clear and no rain

Thu   Feb 09
13°C | 1°C
SE 22 km/h
2.8 mm
overcast and slight rain

overcast and slight rain

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