This report describes the typical weather at the New York City (New York, United States) weather station over the course of an average June. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
New York, New York has a humid continental climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by built-up areas (48%), oceans and seas (22%), forests (16%), grasslands (7%), and lakes and rivers (5%).
The month of June is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 73°F to 79°F over the course of the month, exceeding 88°F or dropping below 62°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of June, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is June 1 with 14:54 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 18 with 15:06 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:23am on June 14; the latest sunset is at 8:32pm on June 27; the latest sunrise is at 5:28am on June 30; the earliest sunset is at 8:21pm on June 1.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in June, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover is 77% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On June 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 31% of the time, partly cloudy 14% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 52% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 41%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout June, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, and thunderstorms.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 43% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 1, when it is observed during 20% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 28% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 5, when it is observed during 12% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 14% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around June 28, when it is observed during 6% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in June or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 52% (mildly humid) to 91% (very humid) over the course of a typical June, rarely dropping below 32% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around June 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 62% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around June 22, rising above 86% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical June, the dew point typically varies from 48°F (dry) to 65°F (mildy humid) and is rarely below 37°F (dry) or above 72°F (very muggy).
The time of the month between June 1 and June 30 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of June typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 14 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 20 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around June 2, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around June 27, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (moderate breeze).