May is a lovely month, with an average humidity of 63%; The temperatures are mildly warm but not hot, and within the range of 53.6°F (12°C) and 69.8°F (21°C). This makes it a good time for visits to the parks to enjoy the lovely sceneries. With flowers in full bloom, New York looks like a beautiful flower garden.
AVERAGE MAY TEMPERATURES Early May will see afternoon high temperatures mostly in the mid-60s F (17-19 C) while early morning lows will be mostly in the mid to upper 40s F (8-10 C). During past Mays, temperature extremes have range up to 99 F (37 C) and as low as 32 F (0 C).
May is a wonderful time to visit New York City , as the weather is perfect for spending lots of time outdoors during your trip. It’s a good time to go on a New York City Walking Tour or just enjoy a picnic in Central Park) without the summer crowds. During May there are many outdoor festivals across New York City .
New York City Events May 2020 include Billy Joel in concert, Ninth Avenue Food Festival, Fleet Week, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Five Boro Bike Tour and so much more.
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The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in New York City is essentially constant, remaining about 3.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 6.6 inches or falling below 1.5 inches.
The city’s skyscrapers and tall buildings also help to keep some warmth in and winds at bay. The average high temperature in New York during May is 20ºC, although it gets quite cold at night and cools to 12ºC. The usual sea temperature’s 12ºC, while humidity’s low and rainfall’s normally 114mm over 15 rainy days.
SoHo’s The Mercer Hotel shares some of The Bowery Hotel’s vibes in terms of its fabulous lobby, rooms, restaurant, can’t-beat location and so on. Many a Kardashian -Jenner family affair has taken place at The Mercer, throughout the years.
Shoulder Season in New York is the spring and autumn seasons, and while there is a drop in tourist numbers special events or festivals can witness a spike in crowds. April to May and September to October are shoulder tourist seasons where you can manage to get special discounts on events and even accommodation.
We recommend staying in one of these 5 areas: Midtown : Ideal for your first visit to New York. Upper East Side: Ideal for luxury, shopping, and museum lovers. Chelsea & Greenwich Village: Ideal for New York romantics. Soho & Lower East Side: Ideal for hipsters and coolhunters. Queens: Ideal for travelers on a budget.