New York Weather January Averages, USA
- Temperature 1.5°C 35°F
- High Temperature 6°C 43°F
- Low Temperature -3°C 27°F
- Day Temperature 1.9°C 35°F
- Night Temperature 0.9°C 34°F
- Sunshine Hours 6 hours
- Rainfall 85 mm
- Rainfall Days 10 days
- Sea Temperature 7°C 45°F
What's The Weather Like In New York In January?
Is It Good To Visit New York In January?
Since January is when temperatures are at their lowest, this month is only suitable for travellers who don't mind the biting cold. Make sure you wrap up warm and take thick coats, scarves, hats and gloves with you to make sure you're comfortable.
How Cold Is New York In January?
During this month, the average temperature is 2ºC, created by highs of 6°C during the daytime and lows of -3°C after dark.
Although it only happens on an average of 10% of days, temperatures have been known to rise above 12°C and drop below -12°C in New York in January.
The hottest temperature ever registered within the city at this time of year is 22°C and the coldest temperature recorded in the city during this month is -18°C.
January 2020 - Recod Breaking Temperatures
January 2020 in New York produced twenty-four above-average readings, with record highs in Central Park (68°), Newark (69°), JFK (68°), Islip (68°), and Bridgeport (69°), breaking records previously set in 2017 and 2018.
Is January Wet In New York?
Over the course of January, New York receives an average of 85mm of rainfall divided between ten rainy days and eight snowy days.
Does It Snow In January In New York?
Snow falls on 36% of days with light rain on 23%, moderate rain 15% and moderate snow on 13% of days.
Average Sunshine Hours In January?
Across the month, New York enjoys an average of six hours of daily sunshine.
Is New York WIndy In January?
January can be quite a windy time for New York with average wind speeds fluctuating between calm and moderate breezes.
New York Hotels in January
The Bentley Hotel is one of the best-rated hotels in the city. Located just outside the epicentre of New York, a short walk away from Central Park, shopping malls and eateries, this hotel is close enough for you to enjoy all the action whilst being far enough away for you to enjoy a good night's sleep.
Accommodation is provided in the form of 197 guest rooms, superior rooms, deluxe rooms and one-bedroom suites, each of which features marble bathrooms with designer toiletries and views of the East River.
Onsite services and facilities include lobby bar open from 6.30am until midnight, fitness centre and WiFi access, with plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, boutiques and entertainment venues within walking distance.
NYLO New York City
NYLO New York City is a stylish boutique hotel ideally situated for accessing Manhattan's business and leisure districts and New York's best neighbourhoods, where you'll find loads of shopping malls, parks, bars, restaurants and night clubs.
Guests can choose between standard, superior, deluxe, king and panoramic rooms, suites, lofts and penthouses, each of which comes complete with WiFi access, free coffee and water, private balcony and flat-screen TV.
Onsite services and amenities include 1920s-inspired LOCL Bar, Redfarm Chinese restaurant, Serafina Italian restaurant, fitness centre and tennis courts, with many more eateries, shops and attractions nearby.
Theatre lovers should consider staying at Ameritania Hotel. Situated in the heart of New York's theatre district, close to many theatres, shopping malls and entertainment venues, this hotel is decked out with eye-catching décor, bright colours and modern designs.
Accommodation is provided in the form of 223 guest rooms, each of which features air conditioning, blackout curtains, high-speed WiFi access and luxury bedding. Onsite you'll find gym, tennis court and bar-lounge, with many more bars, restaurants and nightclubs just a short walk away.
Because of its limited facilities, the room rates for the Ameritania Hotel are some of the most affordable when it comes to accommodation at Times Square.
Holidaymakers who want a hotel loaded with services and facilities should think about staying at Skyline Hotel. Situated in Midtown Manhattan, this hotel offers discounted parking, state-of-the-art fitness centre and rooftop heated swimming pool which boasts the best views of the New York skyline.
Other facilities and services within the hotel include Meemo Tapas Sports Bar & Restaurant and tennis court, with more sports centres, bars, eateries and shopping districts within walking distance.
Guests can choose between 232 twin, superior, king deluxe, executive king and deluxe queen rooms as well as junior suites, each of which comes with WiFi access, mini fridges and complimentary environmentally-friendly toiletries.
Bars and Restaurants
Fiacco's Pork Store
For a casual meal, pop into Fiacco's Pork Store. Open Tuesday to Friday from 8.30pm-6pm, Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 9am-2pm, this shop-restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine, including handmade sausage links, fresh cheese, aubergine appetisers, olives, fresh pesto, broccoli rabe and eggplant parmesan.
When you enter the establishment, you'll need to grab a ticket and wait until your number is called before placing your order. You can choose to have your food freshly prepared for you there and then or take it back to your hotel raw and cook it for yourself if you have the facilities.
Club A Steakhouse
When it comes to excellent steakhouses in New York, it doesn't get much better than Club A Steakhouse. Situated on the border of Midtown and Upper East Side, this eatery combines modern sophistication with old world elegance to create a traditional steakhouse atmosphere with innovative cuisine.
Open Monday to Wednesday 5pm-10pm and Thursday to Saturday 5pm-11pm, this restaurant offers a menu loaded with every kind of steak you can imagine, all of which are served up on a sizzling platter.
To complement the steaks, there is a vast assortment of starters and side dishes available, plus a small selection of freshly-made desserts. Despite the high prices compared to other types of restaurant, Club A Steakhouse is a lot more affordable than many other steakhouses in New York.
Things to do in New York in January
Finding a prime spot to admire the Manhattan skyline is a must-do during your holiday in the city. You can take in the view from several buildings in the New York financial district, including the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock and the View the only rooftop rotating restaurant in New York City.
For an alternative view, you can sign up for one of the many sailing excursions which pass along Manhattan's banks, take a trip to Governors Island from where you can see the Statue of Liberty face-on or take a helicopter ride and soak up the view from all angles.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
For a cultural experience, pop into the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Open 10am-5.30pm Sunday to Thursday and 10am-9pm on Friday and Saturday, this art gallery is the largest museum in the USA and features a permanent collection with more than two million pieces divided between 17 departments.
The main building is located close to Central Park, whilst the second smaller building is situated in Upper Manhattan and features a collection of Medieval art. The permanent collection includes pieces from ancient Egypt, classical antiquity, sculptures and paintings from almost all European masters, modern art and an extensive range of American art.
A trip to New York isn't complete without spending a day at Central Park even if it is winter! This park spans 843 acres and is the most-visited urban park in the USA today. Here you'll find wide expanses of grass, trees, walking trails, cycling trails, water fountains, monuments, sculptures, arches, bridges and playgrounds.
Although the weather in January might be a bit too cold to enjoy many of the activities Central Park offers, there are still plenty of things you can do in the park in winter, including ice skating at the Lasker or Wollman rink, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, animal tracking with the urban park rangers or shopping at the Pride of New York Winter Market.
January events in New York
1st January 2020 to 31st January 2020
Experience authentic gospel music in a church in Harlem. Usually tourists are not welcomed to these masses, so a guided tour is highly recommended. The guide will take you to one of 400 churches in Harlem via bus, so you can dance and sing along to the lively worship. There is also the option to be taken to a local 'Soul food' restaurant to taste the delicious fried chicken, corn bread and more.
Ski or Snowboard Day trip
1st January 2020 to 31st January 2020
To get away from the city, you can go on a ski or snowboard day trip. You will be picked up from Manhattan and taken to Hunter Mountain, where rentals of gear and equipment are included. The Mountain caters for beginners and experts alike, with gentle slopes, and more advanced terrain. The Ticket includes an all access lift pass, so you can access all of the slopes.
Woodbury Premium Outlet Center
1st January 2020 to 31st January 2020
Woodbury Common is one of the best outlet shopping centres in New York. With shops like Gucci, Michael Khors, Jimmy Choo, Dior and more, this is definitely a reason to shop til you drop! You'll feel like you're shopping in Switzerland with the stunning backdrop of the mountains, and the white wooden shops, it's truly a wonderful shopping experience.