New York in June
The weather gets warmer and drier in June in New York, USA, when spring is merging into summer. During this month, the average temperature for the city starts off at 18°C, created by highs of 23°C during the daytime and lows of 13°C at night, and rises up to 22°C, created by highs of 26°C during the daytime and lows of 18°C at night, by the end of the month, making the final week in June the best time to holiday in the city if you want to visit New York when the city is at its warmest.
Even though it only occurs on an average of 10% of days, temperatures have been known to rise above 31°C and drop below 9°C in New York in June. The hottest temperature which has ever been recorded in the city at this time of year is 37°C, whilst the coldest temperature which has ever been registered here at this time of year is 9°C.
Throughout the month, the city is subject to an average of 98mm/4 inches of rainfall spread out between 13 rainy days – that’s slightly less than in May. With rainfall occurring on more than 1/3 of days across the month, there is quite a good chance you’ll see some precipitation during your holiday, so be prepared and take an umbrella with you. The probability of precipitation making an appearance in New York decreases as the month develops, starting off at 44% on June 1st and dropping down to 41% by June 30th. The most common forms of precipitation you should expect to experience in New York in June are light rain (which happens on 43% of days with rainfall), moderate rain (28%), thunderstorms (14%) and heavy rain (10%).
During an average June, New York enjoys around 11 hours of sunshine each day – that’s two hours more every day than the previous month – alongside median cloud coverage which fluctuates between 79% at the beginning of the month and 76% by the end. On an average day, the sky is clear/mostly clear 31% of the time, partly cloudy 14% and mostly cloudy/overcast 52%.
The relative humidity for New York in June ranges between 52% (mildly humid) and 91% (very humid), rarely falling below 32% (comfortable) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid). The air is often at its driest around June 1st, when the relative humidity drops below 62% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst it’s usually at its most humid around June 22nd, when it rises above 86% (very humid) three days out of four.
Compared to the other months, June is a relatively calm month. At this time of year, typical wind speeds range between 0 m/s (calm) and 6 m/s (moderate breeze), rarely rising above 9 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 3 m/s (light breeze) happens around June 2nd, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s, whilst the lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s (light breeze) occurs around June 27th, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s.
Because temperatures are relatively warm in New York in June, this month is perfect for holidaymakers who want to explore the city and see the sights. If you’re planning your big apple holiday for June, you’ll need to pack a mixture of warm clothing such as jeans, jumpers and jackets to keep you comfortable on an evening, plus lighter clothing, like t-shirts, shorts and skirts, for when the sun gets out during the day. If you love the sunshine and want to visit New York when temperatures are at their hottest, delay your holiday and plan to visit New York in July, which tends to be the warmest month of the year for the city.