New York City weather can vary from day to day, and even hour to hour, but a guide to the seasons can help you plan your wardrobe.
More generally, spring in New York City brings budding flowers, light winds and rain, with the season’s temperatures ranging from cool to very warm. Summer is characterized by bright, sunny, hot days and later sunsets, sometimes accompanied by cool breezes in areas near the water. The fall season is chilly and crisp, so it’s wise to wear layers. The winter months are cold and sometimes snowy with less daylight, though the sky is often sunny and clear—and it can get unseasonably warm from time to time.
New York is occasionally hit by Atlantic storms (primarily August to early November), but direct hits from major hurricanes like Superstorm Sandy in 2012 are rare.