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The climate in New York


The climate in New York

If you take a look at the world map, you will quickly realize that New York City is located less north than many people think. In fact, the metropolis is on a par with Naples, which at first glance suggests a southern climate. Despite its location, temperature fluctuations in the Big Apple are a bit more extreme in reality. Summer in New York is very warm and humid, with highs around 40 degrees Celsius. The constantly running air conditioners that blow their warm exhaust air into the streets also contribute to the city heat. The humidity, on the other hand, is generally higher than in European latitudes and it often seems as if the air is literally standing in the canyons of the houses. The beginning and end of summer, on the other hand, are pleasantly warm.

Winter in New York is extremely frosty: lots of snow and bone-chilling cold are the norm here, an icy wind sweeps through the street canyons and heavy snowfalls not infrequently cause huge traffic chaos in the city.

Really extreme weather conditions, e.g. hurricanes or tornadoes, as in the southern part of the USA, are rare in New York. The amount of rain and the number of rainy days vary only minimally on average throughout the year, which is why there is no really bad period for a trip. The most frequent rainfall is in the first half of the year, especially in March and April.

However, from May or June at the latest, the rain keeps within limits. There is usually less rain from August to December. On the other hand, the number of sunny hours is naturally the highest from June to August and they immediately make up for even the rainiest days.

Posted by ptizafenix 13:49 Archived in USA Tagged city new york

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