What’s the weather like in New York in August?
Sitting on the east coast of the United States, New York has a continental climate. There’s four distinct seasons with August being in the middle of a hot summer. This means you’ll get high temperatures and lots of sun but also the occasional short rain shower. The Appalachian Mountains along with New York City’s tall buildings and skyscrapers will shelter you from winds. Offshore prevailing winds mean the Atlantic Ocean doesn’t cool things down too much.
The average high in New York is 28ºC in August so it’s perfect for relaxing in Central Park. You won’t need much more than shorts and t-shirts in the evenings, which only cool to around 20ºC. The sea temperature’s 23ºC while humidity’s moderate. There’s usually 100mm of rain over nine days, and you can expect 14 hours of daylight with nine hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be very high so be careful in the sun and make sure to bring sun cream. Sunset’s at 8.10pm at the start of the month.