How is the Weather in NYC in August?

Enjoy August in NYC! The weather is usually hot and very humid. Wear proper footwear like sneakers or a comfortable walking shoe, and be prepared to get a little wet. If you’ll be visiting New York City in the middle of its hot summer, here’s what you need to know:

August Weather Average Temperatures

  • Average High: 84°F (29°C)
  • Average Low: 68°F (20°C)

If you’re visiting New York and have rainy days in your forecast, fear not! Summer rain rarely lasts all day. You can find some great indoor options in our post  Best Things to do in NYC on a Rainy Day.

What to Pack in August in NYC

  • Loose fitting clothes
  • Water and sunscreen
  • A small, packable umbrella
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes/sandals
  • A light sweater  (stores, museums are so over-airconditioned)
  • A waterproof jacket
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Lightweight shirts and pants
Weather in Summer NYC

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Things to do in August in NYC

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