I'm planning to go to Albany, New York in late October, early November for a couple of weeks, before travelling on to Barcelona and Thailand. I am staying with relatives and making day trips to New York, Niagra Falls, Boston, Vermont and maybe Canada. Because I'm from Australia I'm really worried about how cold it's going to get .
Can anyone give me any advice on the weather in particular, or really any comments at all on my plans?
Heya Lis, good to meet ya!
I'm from Montreal, Canada, a little North of Albany, so I'll give you some insight as best I can. If it stays within seasonal temperatures, I'd say about 10 degrees, but a lot of the time the weather can be very unpredictible, and there have been cases when I was still going outside without a jacket in October! It's a safe bet that you won't need a winter jacket if you're here in october, but in November the temp tends to dip really quickly, so pack a warmer jacket (You may be hitting closer to 0 then).
Hope that helped!
Thanks Katie. That helps a lot.
To save on space do you think I should just get a jacket when I arrive? Is it true that clothes are cheaper in the US? Here you might pay more than AUS$100 for a jacket.
It depends on what type of jacket you're going for......clothes can be really pricey in North America if you buy name brands....and warm jackets tend to be pricey anyways. Check out some retailers websites this fall and see what you can find price wise and make your decision then
I find that the jacket that will best prepare you for the temp here in fall is one of those outdoorsy company ones like Columbia. You can often find models that are multilayered so that you can be warm in cold weather and zip off the outer layers in warmer weather. They do tend to be a tad pricey but well worth it. Think hiking gear, cause that's the type of clothing that will best prepare you for anything. And it doesn't necessarily have to be bulky. A useful website with links to the right places is http://www.hikingandbackpacking.com/. They can help you out. Don't fret! We're not that cold up here!
Hi! I live in Ohio near the New York border and often visit the falls. You are coming at an absolutely beautiful time ... the northeast autumn is amazing.
Like others have said, the weather is slightly unpredictable ... however, as they stated, a jacket should suffice. Around the falls can be a little more chilly due to the water and wind.