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New York: January Weather Averages

image Temperature 34°F


image Low Temperature 25°F


image High Temperature 37°F


image Sunshine Hours 5 hrs
Chance of Sunny Day 36 %
image Rainfall 94mm
Rainfall days 12 days
Chance of Rain 22 %
Chance of Cloudy Day 32 %
image Chance of Windy Day 13 %
Chance of Fog Day 9%
Chance of Snow Day 22%

Average Temperature

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
°C 3 2 1 2 3 4 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 2 -1
°F 37 36 34 36 37 39 36 36 36 36 37 39 39 36 30
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
-1 -1 -1 0 0 -4 -4 -3 -2 -2 -2 -1 -1 0 1 1
30 30 30 0 0 25 25 27 28 28 28 30 30 0 34 34

Averages for New York in January

Bordered by Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont, New York is the third most populous states in the U.S. It features a common maritime border with Rhode Island, and by far its most well-known city is New York City.

Generally speaking, New York’s climate is humid continental and the weather conditions are heavily influenced by two main air masses: a humid, warm mass that comes from the southwest and a dry, cold heap that comes from the northwest. In the state’s Plateau Divisions the winter season is cold and long, and temperatures can easily reach -25ᵒC in the Northern Plateau. The east-central and south-eastern highlands also known as the Southern Plateau winter temperatures are estimated are -15ᵒC.

The Long Island/New York City area and several parts of the Hudson Valley have warmer summer seasons by comparison, with uncomfortable humidity levels and high temperatures estimated at 27ᵒC. The remaining sections of the New York state features pleasant weather conditions in the summer with temperatures estimated at 24ᵒC. In January, the weather is rather cold, wet and mixed with frozen precipitations.

Average temperatures are estimated at 00C. Maximum temperatures in January might reach 3ᵒC and the lowest temperatures one can expect are of -3ᵒC. January is not a good month for water sports, but still the average water temperatures are estimated at 7ᵒC. Throughout this month there are roughly 12 days of rainfall with an average of 94 mm.

New York offers plenty of nice places to stay and one of the best ones is The Gershwin, a cute hotel with accessible prices and clean, comfy rooms. It has a very funky vibe that you will surely love and all the rooms offer private baths and dormitory-style accommodations. A nice place to have dinner without having to break the bank is Caracas Arepas Bar, a place where you can eat well and have a good time New York-style.

Although the weather is rather cold in January, there still are plenty of nice things to do. For instance, you can go ice skating at the Rockefeller Centre, which is a very popular option. Additionally, why not go to the Outside Art Fair that takes place on the January 31.

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