January is the coldest month of the year at Niagara Falls. With an average high temperature of 32°F (0°C) and an average low temperature of 15°F (-9°C), January also sees the most snow fall in the year. Average snowfall at Niagara Falls during this month is at 24 inches (61 cm).
In February, the temperature increases by just a few degrees resulting in an average high temperature of 34°F (1°C). Meanwhile, the average low temperature drops to 17°F (-9°C). The average snowfall in February decreases considerably to 15 inches (38 cm). Despite the snowfall, February is the driest month in the year with a precipitation average of just a little over 2 inches (56 mm).
Niagara Falls Weather in March: Temperatures continue to increase in March as winter comes to a conclusion and spring settles in. Snowfall decreases to 13 inches (33 cm) and the average high temperature rises to 42°F (6°C). The low temperature average is 24°F (-5°C).
April brings the last of the snow fall for the season with an average of 3 inches (3 cm). The average high temperature climbs to 56°F (13°C) as spring continues while the average low temperature also increases considerably to 35°F (1°C).
In May, the average high temperature spikes to 68°F (20°C). Average low temperatures hit 45°F (7°C).
Niagara Falls Weather in June: Summer arrives at Niagara Falls in June with the average high temperatures and average low temperatures ranging between 76°F (25°C), 56°F (13°C). This is the third warmest month of the year and the start of the peak travel season in the area.
July is the hottest month out of the year at Niagara Falls as average high temperatures spike to 81°F (27°C). Evenings bring a respite from the beat with an average low temperature of 61°F (16°C).
August is the second warmest month of the year coming in at 72°F (22°C) for the average high temperature. The average low temperature decrease to 59°F (15°C).
In September, Niagara Falls welcomes autumn which brings average high temperatures of 72°F (22°C) and average low temperatures of 51°F (11°C). The climate is warm, but pleasantly so and is one of the best times to see the falls.
Niagara Falls Weather in October: Autumn goes into full swing in October with temperatures making a steep drop. Average high temperatures fall to 60°F (16°C) while average low temperatures drop to 40°F (5°C).
In November, snow starts to fall again with an average of 4 inches (10 cm) to be expected. November also has the high precipitation rates in the year with 3 inches (86 mm) of expected rainfall. The average high temperature and average low temperature ranges between 48°F (9°C) and 31°F (0°C).
December has an average high temperature of 37°F (3°C), the third coldest out of the year, and average low temperature of 22°F (-6°C). It also receives the second to the most snow fall in the year at 18 inches (46 cm).
For the best weather in and around Niagara Falls in New York, the best time to visit is from mid May through out mid September. However, the peak season occurs between July and August so it’s best to avoid these months if you do not like big crowds. The best time to come to avoid the crowds and to get pleasantly warm temperature is during the first half of September. In general though, there is no peak or low season in New York as each month brings incredible things to see. For the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, come in November. Meanwhile the best time to appreciate the beauty of New York’s parks is between the months of March and May.
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