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

People don't tend to visit New York City in February since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in New York City in February lies at 5.8°C (42.44°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around -2.7°C (27.14°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during February is moderate with an average of 80mm (3.1 inches). This makes it the driest month of the year. There are generally around 9 snowy days. The sun will show itself now and again, with 162 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


New York City, monthly averages in February

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Min Temperature -2 °C  
Max Temperature 5 °C  
Water Temperature 4 °C *  
Chance of Rain 33%  
Precipitation 80mm  
Rainy days 10 days  
Humidity 60% *  
Sunshine 162 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 55% *  

Where to stay in New York City

Where to go in the United States of America in February

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

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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 / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in February? With a water temperature of around 4.0°C (39.2°F), there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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