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Weather / Clothing

New York Weather


The climate in New York is moderate and has four seasonal changes. The temperature exceeds 90F (30C) in July and August and falls to 10F (-12C) in January and February. It is hot and humid in the summer (June to late September) and cold and damp in the winter (late October to March). Rainfall is intermittent throughout the year, and it frequently snows between November and March.

Students need to have a variety of clothing, from heavy boots and a warm coat, to light cotton shirts and open shoes. When you pack, remember that you will be carrying your luggage, so pack lightly. Also, it may be cheaper to buy certain items in New York than to ship them or bring them with you.

For information about New York's weather, go to the Weather Channel at http://www.weather.com/?from=banner&ref=/services/  and enter 'New York City' in the search field.
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