Average Weather during January in New York (New York State), United States of America

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in New York in January is -3.0°C (26.6°F). The amount of rain in January is high with an average of 81mm (3.2in). This month is known as a chilly month. Be prepared January is also the coldest month. The average maximum temperature lies around 3.0°C (37.4°F). During the night it can cool down. With a water temperature of around 6.0°C (42.8°F), this is not the best month to swim. You will see the sun occasionally during this month, it has 154 hours of sun.

So what to wear in January? Visitors traveling to New York should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. You can also expect some days or nights with snow. So bring gloves or mittens and wear a warm hat.

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

Monthly Averages

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature -3 °C
Max Temperature 3 °C
Water Temperature 6 °C
Chance of Rain 37%
Precipitation 81mm
Rainy Days 11
Sunshine Hours 154

What To Do

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

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
3/10
Walking
3/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
3/10

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