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Weather in New York City January

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1. Posted by fcAnnie (Budding Member 32 posts) 5y

Hey Friends,

Can Anybody help me out that what is the weather like in New York City in January, is really cold?
plz do fast reply..i appreciate your replies..

Thanks and Regards
Annie Smith:)

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 5y


I entered NY city in the Weatheronline website for 3 weeks (5-26 January) and this is what pops up as averages:

Average Maximum Temperature (Day) -1 °C / 8 °C
Average Minimum Temperature (Night) -6 °C / 3 °C
Highest Temperature observed 22 °C
Lowest Temperature observed -16 °C
Average Days with Precipitation 8 days

As you see, it can be a bit of hit and miss, though as of lately (last couple of years) I remember that NY city had some really cold snowy weather in the wintertime.


3. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2001 posts) 5y

It's usually pretty wet and grey. Depending on the temp, snow is possible too. Not the best time to visit by a long shot, but if you're coming for New Year's Eve, it's fine.

4. Posted by NYCvsTheWorld (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

I live in NYC and the weather in January is hit and miss. Sometimes it is mild. Sometimes it is frigid. Last year was torture with all the snow. If you dont mind the cold, come and visit! There is plenty to do indoors to stay away from the winter chill.