Average Temperatures for New York in May





Average temperatures for May at cities and other locations throughout New York state are listed below.

You can jump to a separate table for: Downstate New York, Hudson Valley & Catskills, Adirondacks & Seaway, Finger Lakes & Central New York State and Western New York State.

The tables give the normal maximum and minimum temperatures based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 by the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

Downstate New York

Average May temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
65 47 Bridgehampton, Long Island 18 9
68 51 Islip, Long Island 20 10
71 54 New York City, Brooklyn 21 12
71 55 New York City, Central Park 22 13
68 53 New York JFK Airport 20 11
72 56 New York La Guardia Airport 22 13
69 50 White Plains 21 10

Hudson Valley & Catskills

Average temperatures in May
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
71 48 Albany 22 9
74 49 Hudson 23 9
71 48 Poughkeepsie 22 9
73 47 Saratoga Springs 23 8
62 43 Slide Mountain (2650 feet) 17 6

Adirondacks & Seaway

Normal temperatures for May
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
69 44 Glens Falls 21 7
63 42 Gloversville 17 6
62 40 Lake Placid 17 4
68 44 Massena 20 7
64 41 Old Forge 18 5
68 44 Plattsburgh 20 7
65 41 Tupper Lake 18 5
67 47 Watertown 19 8

Finger Lakes & Central New York State

May temperature averages
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
69 45 Auburn 20 7
66 46 Binghamton 19 8
68 42 Corning 20 5
71 44 Elmira 22 7
67 44 Ithaca 20 7
67 41 Oneonta 19 5
69 47 Syracuse 21 9
68 46 Utica 20 8

Western New York State

Average May temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
68 43 Allegany State Park 20 6
68 47 Batavia 20 8
67 48 Buffalo 20 9
69 44 Jamestown 20 7
68 46 Niagara Falls 20 8
68 44 Olean 20 7
69 48 Rochester 21 9
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

New York Temperatures
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