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August in New York City - Weather and Event Guide

Keep hydrated and take it easy in the heat to enjoy August in New York City.


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August Weather:

  • Average High: 83°F (28°C)
  • Average Low: 69°F (21°C)
  • August can be quite hot and humid, though it's a bit cooler and drier than July, especially later in the month.

What to Wear:

  • pack an umbrella
  • a light sweater or waterproof jacket (for keeping warm in the air conditioned museums and stores)
  • closed toe shoes, comfortable for walking and water-resistant, if possible
  • a picnic blanket is great if you want to check out some of the free concerts and movies

August Perks:

August Cons:

  • subways and streets can be uncomfortable in the heat

Good to Know:

  • Drink plenty of water -- it's easy to get dehydrated when it's really hot.
  • If you want to go to any of the movies or free concerts in New York City parks, bring a blanket and pack a picnic dinner -- you can even bring some wine and beer if you're discrete. It's a great experience and truly gives you a taste of being a local New Yorker.

August Highlights/Events:

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