New York
New York, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October weather forecast and Climate
New York, NY

October is on average New York's driest month with an average humidity of 65%. The crisp, fresh autumn air is felt as October starts, and the skies remain clear making it bright and magnificent. This remains one of the perfect times to see New York and experience first-hand the great fall of the trees. A golden appearance hangs all over the city making it more beautiful under the sun.
The temperatures in October are warm and pleasant ranging between 50°F (10°C) and 64.4°F (18°C). As opposed to the very high summer temperatures, all outdoor activities remain favorable in this weather.
October remains moderately dry with minimal rainfall of 3.7" (94mm) in precipitation. The average monthly rainy days are ten. The rains are experienced mostly in the late afternoons but do not interfere with the pleasant weather. Touring the beautiful NYC in autumn with minimal rain interruption is a plus for both the tourists and the locals.
The sunshine hours per day are reduced to seven in October albeit still warm and good for basking. Sitting in the parks and on the beaches to partake of the warm sun becomes a norm.
The ocean temperature cools down further to 62.6°F (17°C). The difference from the previous month may be minimal, but as September progresses, the water starts to feel cold.
  • The average high temperature in October: 17.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (3.5°C).

  • The average low temperature in October: 10°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (20.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-2.8°C).

  • The average humidity in October: 65.6%

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (67.8%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (55.3%).

  • The average rainfall in October: 111.8mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (116.8mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (78.5mm).

  • The average rainfall days in October: 8.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (11.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (8.7 days).

  • The average snowfall in October: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (233.7mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

  • The average snowfall days in October: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (4 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

  • The average sea temperature in October: 17°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (23°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (5°C).

  • The average daylight in October: 11h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 15h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h).

  • The average sunshine in October: 6.8h

Months with most sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 8.7h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.5h).

  • The average UV index in October: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 8).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 1).