With NYC’s first 5pm sunset bringing lighter days to us this month, we can’t help ourselves but to look towards the summertime, when temperatures will pick up, daylight will increase and our spirits will lift.
The winter months in NYC can be hard on everyone, with freezing temperatures and complete darkness before its even dinner time. So if you’re just waiting until summer returns, we’ll give you a sneak peek into what meteorologists predict the warmer months will bring.
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, NYC will experience a hotter than average summer in 2024. The hottest periods of summer will be at the start and end to both July and August. Even NASA predicted higher temperatures for 2024, after estimating a scorching 2023.
We’re anticipating that not only is 2023 going to be possibly a record warm year, but we anticipate that 2024 will be warmer still.
– Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.
The average hottest day in NYC falls on July 20th, explains Weather Spark data. Temperatures historically tend to range between 71°F to 85°F on that day. When compared to the average coldest day of the year, January 29th, with a range between 28°F to 39°F, that can be as high as ~60° hotter.
In addition to hot temperatures, NYC can expect none other than our consistent weekend friend: rain. Wisemeteo predicts 37 days of precipitation in summer 2024. A graph from The Old Farmer’s Almanac shows heavy rain specifically for the month of August, with a tropical storm expected to roll in.
Of course, there are still many months until summer arrives, so all predictions are tentative. Until then, let’s make the most winter and the new year by crossing everything ofF our 2024 bucket list!