Monthly climate in Queens, New York, United States

Last updated: June 28, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Queens features a humid subtropical climate (Cfa). Temperatures typically range between 1 °C (35 °F) and 25 °C (78 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to -17 °C (2 °F) or can rise to as high as 36 °C (96 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 1291 mm (50.8 inches) and receives 130 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Queens enjoys an average of 2939 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 9 hours 17 minutes to 15 hours 1 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Queens, New York, United States §

The warmest months in Queens are June, July and August, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 22 to 25 °C (71 - 78 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in January, February and December, when daily mean temperatures range from 1 to 4 °C (35 - 39 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Queens experiences 71 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 58 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Queens, New York, United States. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 18°C
(64°F)
19°C
(67°F)
24°C
(75°F)
26°C
(79°F)
30°C
(86°F)
34°C
(93°F)
36°C
(96°F)
33°C
(92°F)
32°C
(91°F)
32°C
(91°F)
22°C
(72°F)
17°C
(64°F)
Mean maximum 14°C
(57°F)
15°C
(60°F)
19°C
(66°F)
22°C
(71°F)
28°C
(83°F)
32°C
(89°F)
34°C
(93°F)
32°C
(89°F)
30°C
(86°F)
26°C
(80°F)
21°C
(70°F)
15°C
(60°F)
Average high 4°C
(40°F)
6°C
(43°F)
9°C
(48°F)
14°C
(57°F)
19°C
(67°F)
25°C
(77°F)
28°C
(83°F)
27°C
(81°F)
24°C
(76°F)
19°C
(66°F)
12°C
(54°F)
7°C
(44°F)
Daily mean 1°C
(35°F)
2°C
(37°F)
5°C
(42°F)
10°C
(51°F)
16°C
(61°F)
22°C
(71°F)
25°C
(78°F)
24°C
(76°F)
21°C
(70°F)
16°C
(61°F)
8°C
(47°F)
4°C
(39°F)
Average low -2°C
(29°F)
-1°C
(31°F)
2°C
(36°F)
7°C
(45°F)
13°C
(55°F)
18°C
(65°F)
22°C
(72°F)
22°C
(71°F)
18°C
(65°F)
13°C
(56°F)
5°C
(41°F)
1°C
(34°F)
Mean minimum -12°C
(11°F)
-10°C
(14°F)
-5°C
(22°F)
2°C
(35°F)
7°C
(44°F)
13°C
(57°F)
18°C
(64°F)
17°C
(63°F)
12°C
(54°F)
6°C
(43°F)
-3°C
(26°F)
-7°C
(20°F)
Minimum -17°C
(2°F)
-15°C
(5°F)
-9°C
(17°F)
-1°C
(31°F)
2°C
(37°F)
10°C
(50°F)
16°C
(61°F)
16°C
(61°F)
10°C
(49°F)
4°C
(39°F)
-8°C
(18°F)
-10°C
(13°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Queens, New York, United States §

Queens usually has the most precipitation in July, August and October, with an average of 12 rainy days and 132 mm (5.2 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Queens are January, June and November. On average, 84 mm (3.3 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Queens, New York, United States. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 72 (2.8) 106 (4.2) 98 (3.9) 115 (4.5) 117 (4.6) 89 (3.5) 142 (5.6) 124 (4.9) 91 (3.6) 130 (5.1) 90 (3.5) 117 (4.6)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 8 11 10 12 13 11 12 13 10 11 9 10

Monthly sunshine hours in Queens, New York, United States §

The sunniest months in Queens are June, July and August, when the sun shines an average of 10 hours 30 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Queens: January, February and December receive an average of 5 hours 30 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Queens, New York, United States. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 149 178 251 240 277 312 341 314 274 220 207 174
Mean daily daylight hours 9h 37m 10h 39m 11h 58m 13h 19m 14h 27m 15h 1m 14h 43m 13h 42m 12h 24m 11h 4m 9h 53m 9h 17m

Solar UV radiation in Queens, New York, United States §

Queens experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in May, July and August, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 9 - 11, which corresponds to the Very High / Extreme category of sun exposure. January, November and December are in the Low / Moderate exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 4. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Queens UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Queens, New York, United States. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 3 5 7 8 9 9 11 10 8 6 4 2