This post summarizes the weather in July in New York City. We offer information on the average temperatures throughout the month, as well as advice on what to wear and things to do. It’s summer in the city and it’s a great month to see the many sights of the Big Apple!
With so much to do in July as the weather entices New Yorkers outdoors, be sure to check out our Guide to NYC on a Budget as well as how to save money sightseeing by buying a tourist pass.
The month of July is characterized by warm temperatures, sometimes hot and humid with daytime highs averaging in the low to mid 80s f (26-29C) with overnight lows mostly in the mid to upper 60s f (17-21C). About 6-7 days this month will see afternoon high temperatures at 90 f (32C) or higher while a few of the cooler nights can dip down into the upper 50s f (14-15C). In the past, July has seen extremes here as high as 106f (41.1C) and as low as 52 f (11.1C).
About 21 days this month will see either sunny skies or at least partly sunny skies. Some rain or showers can be expected on about 10 days this month, however, only about 3 of these record significant rainfalls of 1/2 inch (13mm) or more. Most of the rain this month comes in the form of showers and thunderstorms which can, at times, be accompanies by strong gusty winds.
With warmer weather in New York in July, it is best to dress for summer comfort with light-weight summer clothes. It can get a bit cool in the evenings, so have a light jacket or sweater on hand if you’re going out after dark. However, thanks to the city’s high humidity, there are many evenings when even a light sweater is unnecessary!
Always bring a couple of comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella for those summer showers. Also don’t forget sunscreen if you plan on being outside for any considerable amount of time.