Weather in New York in May

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What’s the weather like in New York in May?

In May, New York City experiences the transition from spring to early summer, with generally pleasant and mild weather. It is a popular time to visit as the city starts to come alive with outdoor activities and events. However, the weather can still be quite unpredictable, so it’s always a good idea to pack for a variety of conditions.

Average Daily Temperatures

In May, the average daily temperature in New York City ranges from around 13°C (55°F) to 21°C (70°F). However, there can be significant variations throughout the month. Early May tends to be slightly cooler, with temperatures ranging from 10°C (50°F) to 18°C (65°F), while late May sees an increase in heat, with temperatures reaching as high as 26°C (80°F).

Sunshine and Rainfall

In terms of sunshine, May is one of the sunniest months in New York City. Visitors can expect an average of around 8 hours of sunshine per day. However, occasional cloudy days are also common. As for rainfall, May tends to be a relatively wet month, with an average precipitation of about 97mm (4 inches) spread over 10-12 rainy days throughout the month. It is advisable to carry an umbrella or raincoat to be prepared for any sudden showers.

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