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May in New York City - Weather and Event Guide

Warm weather makes May a great time to visit New York City without summer crowds

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May Weather:

  • Average High: 71°F (22°C)
  • Average Low: 55°F (13°C)
  • May offers great weather for visiting New York City -- it's warm enough to spend a lot of time walking around, but cool enough to remain comfortable.

What to Wear:

  • pack an umbrella
  • evenings can be cool, so pack a jacket
  • a sweater
  • comfortable walking shoes

May Perks:

  • great weather for visiting New York City
  • summer crowds have not yet arrived
  • perfect time of year for New York's many walking tours

May Cons:

Good to Know:

  • Memorial Day is the last Monday in May and it's a holiday to commemorate those who've died in defense of America. It also marks the beginning of summer for many Americans. Many New Yorkers leave for the holiday, but aside from government offices, banks and post offices and some smaller stores, most tourist services remain open.

May Highlights/Events:

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