Yonkers, New York 

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Climate in Yonkers, New York

Yonkers, New York gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Yonkers averages 28 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 Yonkers. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Yonkers gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 121 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 28 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Yonkers is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New York.

8.7 / 5.2

Summer   /   Winter
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Yonkers, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Yonkers, New YorkUnited States
  50.1 in.38.1 in.
  27.5 in.27.8 in.
  121.2 days106.2 days
  200 days205 days
  82 ft.2443 ft.


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 Yonkers with an average high temperature of 82.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New York. In Yonkers, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Yonkers are June, August and September.

In Yonkers, there are 10.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New York.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Yonkers with an average of 20.8°. This is warmer than most places in New York.

In Yonkers, there are 110.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New York.

In Yonkers, there are 3.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in New York.

The humidity is usually comfortable in Yonkers but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.

September is the wettest month in Yonkers with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.1 inches in Yonkers means that it is one of the wettest places in New York.

April is the rainiest month in Yonkers with 11.4 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.6 rainy days. There are 121.2 rainy days annually in Yonkers, 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 27.5 inches in Yonkers means that it is less snowy than most places in New York. February is the snowiest month in Yonkers with 8.6 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Yonkers    6 Reviews
    Very pleased with my location - 9/5/2021
    I've lived in this city for over 20 years in the Bryn Mawr section and I love it. We are the closest suburb to NYC. I can go and watch a broadway show and be back at... Read More

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    Great to raise kids but it is time to leave (San D - 8/30/2015
    My family and I have lived in northeast Yonkers for 18 years after leaving the grime and crime of Manhattan (my home). I bought a cute colonial on a quiet street 11... Read More

    Taxes, Taxes, Taxes - 6/28/2014
    Here in Westchester County, New York...local taxes; especially school taxes, are among the highest in the nation...which is why people usually move out at retirement. In... Read More

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