This post summarizes the weather in July in New York City, with tips on average temperatures, what to wear, and things to do.
- Average Temperatures
- How Much Rain?
- What to Wear
- Things to Do in July
- Things to Do Any Month
- Seasonal Outlook
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The month of July is characterized by warm temperatures, sometimes hot and humid with daytime average high temperature in the low to mid-80s F (26-29 C).
Expect overnight lows mostly in the mid to upper-60s F (17-21 C).
How Hot Does NYC Get in July?
About 6-7 days this month will see afternoon high temperatures at 90 F (32 C) or higher while a few of the cooler nights can dip down into the upper 50s F (14-15 C).
In the past, July has seen extremes here as high as 106 F (41 C) and as low as 52 F (11 C).
High temperatures aren't the only thing making NYC feel hot in July. Humidity is arguably more important.
New York City can get very humid in the summer months, and in July, you can expect a daily average of around 70% humidity.
This means that the heat index is often much higher than the recorded temperatures and you are likely to feel sweaty outdoors.
New Yorkers refer to this as muggy weather.
About 21 days this month will see either sunny skies or at least partly sunny skies.
Some rain or showers can be expected on about 10 days this month, however, only about 3 of these record significant rainfalls of 1/2 inch (13 mm) or more.
Most of the rain this month comes in the form of showers and thunderstorms which can be accompanied by strong gusty winds.
Due to the level of relative humidity, the weather forecast might show potential rain each day, but this doesn't actually happen in reality.
SEASONAL OUTLOOK - June to August 2023 New York City
There is a 76% chance for normal to above normal temperatures and a 72% chance for normal to above normal rainfall.
With warm, humid weather in New York in July, it is best to dress for summer.
We've made a list below of what to pack when visiting New York in July:
1. Light-Weight Summer Clothes
Summer in New York is very warm, so you want to make sure to pack light!
Think cotton tops, shorts, skirts, and summer dresses. Be sure to pack sunscreen as well!
2. Comfortable Shoes
July is great for walking tours in New York!
Be sure to pack comfortable shoes like these from Saucony for the long days you'll be spending on your feet.
There will be a number of rain showers in July, so you will want to be prepared.
While it's too hot to pack a rain jacket, an umbrella will be perfect, like this compact umbrella by LifeTek.
Below is the top 10 list from our post on things to do in NYC in July.
July is one of the best times to visit NYC because warm weather, early sunrise, and late sunsets mean it's a great time for outdoor activities.
See our full post on things to do any time of year in NYC for even more ideas.
Several of the items below are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist attraction discount pass.
- Summerstage Concerts in Central Park
- See Moulin Rouge on Broadway
- Stroll the High Line
- Watch a Yankees or Mets Baseball Game
- Attend Shakespeare in the Park
- See a Rock Concert
- Go to the Beach
- Enjoy a Great Meal during Restaurant Week
- Take a Free Food Tour
- See the Fireworks on the 4th of July
Get more ideas on our full post of things to do in July.