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April in New York City Weather and Event Guide

Warmer weather and fewer crowds make April a great time to visit New York City


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April Weather:

  • Average High: 60°F (16°C)
  • Average Low: 45°F (7°C)
  • April can be rainy, but the warmer temperatures make it more comfortable than March
  • there is an average of over 4 inches of precipitation in April

What to Wear:

  • pack an umbrella -- you'll be happy to have it when it starts to rain
  • a waterproof jacket or trench coat is recommended -- while umbrellas are helpful, nothing compares with a good raincoat
  • pack sweaters and long pants to wear -- it can be cool, particularly at night and when it's wet, it feels even colder
  • closed toe shoes, comfortable for walking and water-resistant if possible

April Perks:

  • warmer weather means outdoor activities are more inviting
  • Central Park's growing greenery is great to visit in April
  • the Easter Parade is a great chance to have an "only in New York" experience

April Cons:

  • rainy weather
  • the week of school break is a popular time for vacationing families and can be crowded

Good to Know:

  • Many American schools have spring recess in April -- a week off of school.
  • Easter Weekend can mean closings on the Friday before Easter, as well as on Easter Sunday. However, Easter Monday, which is often a holiday in Europe, is not commonly observed and will have little impact on stores, restaurants and New York City institutions.

April Highlights/Events:

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