Compare the Climate and Weather in New York City and Seattle

This page lets you compare and contrast the weather and climate in New York City and Seattle year round.

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New York, United States
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Washington, United States
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Average High and Low Temperature

Compare the Average High and Low Temperature in New York City and SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F712885395937794618873434NowNowNew York CityNew York CitySeattleSeattle
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding perceived temperatures.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
New York City 40°F42°F51°F61°F71°F79°F84°F82°F75°F65°F54°F45°F
Seattle 48°F51°F55°F60°F66°F72°F77°F77°F71°F61°F52°F47°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
New York City 29°F30°F37°F46°F56°F65°F71°F69°F62°F52°F42°F34°F
Seattle 38°F39°F42°F45°F50°F55°F58°F58°F54°F48°F42°F38°F

New York City

Average Hourly Temperature in New York CityJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarm

Seattle

Average Hourly Temperature in SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies

Compare the Chance of Clearer Skies in New York City and SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%64477528NowNowNew York CityNew York CitySeattleSeattle
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
New York City 48%48%49%50%50%53%59%63%63%62%54%49%
Seattle 29%31%33%39%45%53%70%70%61%45%31%29%

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Compare the Daily Chance of Precipitation in New York City and SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%3522578NowNowNew York CityNew York CitySeattleSeattle
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
New York City 7.3d7.0d8.3d8.6d9.7d9.9d10.3d9.7d7.8d7.4d7.5d8.2d
Seattle 14.8d13.6d14.8d11.6d9.2d7.2d3.6d3.5d6.3d12.0d16.7d15.8d

Average Monthly Rainfall

Compare the Average Monthly Rainfall in New York City and SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in3.72.27.70.6NowNowNew York CityNew York CitySeattleSeattle
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
New York City 2.3″2.3″3.2″3.7″3.6″3.5″3.5″3.6″3.5″3.5″3.5″3.2″
Seattle 6.0″5.1″4.5″3.1″2.1″1.6″0.7″0.9″1.8″4.5″7.6″6.5″

Average Monthly Snowfall

Compare the Average Monthly Snowfall in New York City and SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 in7 in7 in6.51.8NowNowNew York CityNew York CitySeattleSeattle
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
SnowfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
New York City 6.1″6.0″2.8″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.4″3.1″
Seattle 1.2″0.3″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.2″1.3″

Hours of Daylight

Compare the Hours of Daylight in New York City and SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr15.19.316.08.4NowNowNew York CityNew York CitySeattleSeattle
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
New York City 9.6h10.7h12.0h13.3h14.5h15.0h14.7h13.7h12.4h11.1h9.9h9.3h
Seattle 8.9h10.3h12.0h13.7h15.2h15.9h15.5h14.2h12.5h10.8h9.3h8.5h

Chance of Muggy Conditions

Compare the Chance of Muggy Conditions in New York City and SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%54NowNowNew York CityNew York CitySeattleSeattle
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
New York City 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d1.4d7.6d15.1d13.7d6.6d1.2d0.0d0.0d
Seattle 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed

Compare the Average Wind Speed in New York City and SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mph11 mph11 mph10.36.25.32.8NowNowNew York CityNew York CitySeattleSeattle
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
New York City 10.110.29.88.77.46.76.46.47.38.49.29.7
Seattle 5.04.94.74.23.53.22.92.93.34.15.15.1

Average Water Temperature

Compare the Average Water Temperature in New York City and SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F73395646NowNowNew York CityNew York CitySeattleSeattle
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
New York City 42°F39°F40°F46°F54°F64°F71°F72°F69°F62°F55°F48°F
Seattle 47°F46°F47°F49°F52°F54°F56°F56°F55°F53°F50°F48°F

Tourism Score

Compare the Tourism Score in New York City and SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.00.17.30.1NowNowNew York CityNew York CitySeattleSeattle
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score

Compare the Beach/Pool Score in New York City and SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.52.2NowNowNew York CityNew York CitySeattleSeattle
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season

Compare the Growing Season in New York City and SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowNew York CityNew York CitySeattleSeattle
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days

Compare the Growing Degree Days in New York City and SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°FNowNowNew York CityNew York City
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Compare the Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in New York City and SeattleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh6.81.76.70.9NowNowNew York CityNew York CitySeattleSeattle
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
New York City 2.12.94.15.36.26.76.65.94.93.62.41.8
Seattle 1.22.03.14.55.66.26.65.94.32.61.30.9

This report illustrates the typical weather for New York City and Seattle year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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