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Average weather May 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 May is 11.0°C (51.8°F). The amount of rain in May is high with an average of 97mm (3.8in). This month generally has very pleasant temperatures. The average maximum temperature lies around 19.0°C (66.2°F). With a water temperature of around 10.0°C (50°F), this is not the best month to swim. If you enjoy looking at a blue sky and like sunbathing than this month is a great period to visit New York. It has 268 hours of sun.

So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to New York should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will be raining some days. Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly.

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For other monthly weather averages and what to do in May look at the numbers below.

Monthly averages

°C
Min Temperature 11.0°C
Max Temperature 19.0°C
Water Temperature 10.0°C
Chance of Rain 40.0%
Precipitation 97mm
Rainy Days 12
Windspeed 18.0kmph
Humidity 62%
Sunshine Hours 268
Percentage Sunshine 57%

What to Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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