New York State Average Temperature

What is the average temperature for New York?

The long term annual average temperature in New York State is approximately 45° across the state. Regional variations range from around 39° in the Adirondack Mountains to about 55° in New York City. The urbanization of New York City creates an urban heat island, which causes temperatures to be warmer in all seasons, especially at night.

New York State Average Temperature

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Winter Temperatures

Winter temperatures prevail from November through April in northern New York, and from December through March in the southern part of the state. Average winter high temperatures in New York range from the 10s to mid 40s°F across the state.  Temperatures average below freezing in January and February across much of the state, but average above freezing along the coast. Cold-air damming east of the Appalachian mountains can create cloud cover and precipitation primarily in winter, helping to keep average temperatures down.

The record low for New York state is -52°F and was set twice, in February of 1934 and in February of 1979.

Summer Temperatures

Summer high temperatures range from the upper 70s to mid 80s°F over much of the state. Summer temperatures prevail from June to early September statewide, while areas in far southern New York and NYC have summer conditions from late May through early October. The summer is cooler in the mountains and on the Alleghany Plateau due to the higher elevation. New York City and lower Hudson Valley have hotter and more humid temperatures and higher dew points.

The record high for New York state is 108°F, set in July of 1926.

NY Average Temperature by County

ColdestCountyAvg Temp °F
01Hamilton County39.8
02Essex County40.3
03Franklin County40.3
04Lewis County41.2
05Clinton County41.7
06Herkimer County41.7
07St. Lawrence County41.8
08Warren County42.3
09Fulton County43.6
10Jefferson County43.6
11Delaware County43.8
12Oneida County44.0
13Otsego County44.0
14Madison County44.1
15Cortland County44.2
16Chengango County44.4
17Schoharie County44.4
18Washington County44.5
19Allegany County44.7
20Cattagaugus County44.7
21Wyoming County44.7
22Oswego County44.9
23Saratoga County44.9
24Greene County45.9
25Steuben County45.2
26Sullivan County45.2
27Broome County45.6
28Schuyler County45.6
29Tompkins County45.6
30Onodaga County45.7
31Rensselaer County45.7
32Chautauqua County45.8
33Chemung County45.8
34Tioga County45.8
35Montgomery County45.9
36Ulster County45.9
37Genesee County46.0
38Schenectady County46.0
39Cayuga County46.1
40Erie County46.2
41Yates County46.2
42Albany County46.3
43Livingston County46.3
44Ontario County46.3
45Orleans County46.6
46Wayne County46.6
47Monroe County46.9
48Niagara County46.9
49Columbia County47.0
50Seneca County47.0
51Dutchess County47.7
52Orange County47.8
53Putnam County48.2
54Rockland County49.7
55Westchester County50.0
56Suffolk County50.3
57Nassau County51.8
58Bronx County52.6
59Queens County52.6
60Richmond County52.7
61New York County52.8
62Kings County53.0


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