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Climate in Queens, New York

Queens, New York gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Queens averages 25 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Queens. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Queens gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 25 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Queens is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in New York.

7.3 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Queens, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Queens, New YorkUnited States
  46.4 in.38.1 in.
  24.9 in.27.8 in.
  120.1 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  84.3°85.8°
  26.3°21.7°
  7.37
  3.54.3
  43 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Queens with an average high temperature of 84.3°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in New York. In Queens, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Queens are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Queens with an average of 26.3°. This is one of the warmest places in New York.


In Queens, there are 13.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in New York.


In Queens, there are 71.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in New York.


In Queens, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in New York.


July is the wettest month in Queens with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.4 inches in Queens means that it is wetter than most places in New York.


May is the rainiest month in Queens with 11.3 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 120.1 rainy days annually in Queens, which is less rainy than most places in New York. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 24.9 inches in Queens means that it is less snowy than most places in New York. February is the snowiest month in Queens with 8.4 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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