New York has a humidsubtropical climate, with anaverage temperature of 12.85 °C and annual rainfall of 1174 mm. Washington has a dry-summer subtropical climate, with anaverage temperature of 13.15 °C and annual rainfall of 1036 mm, while Niagara has a warm summer continental climate, with average temperature of 8.65 °C and rainfall of 887 mm.
The seasons in New York, Washington and Niagara are as follow:
- Spring – March to May are months when the cities enjoy mild weather which is perfect for walking around. Washington’s National Cherry Blossom Festival usually takes place in March.
- Summer – June to August is the peak tourist season, though it is hot and humid. This is the best time to see Central Park at its most vibrant; flowers are in full bloom and people are sunbathing, walking and enjoying horse carriage rides.
- Autumn – September to November bring about the colors of autumn, and in New York city, Central Park is a popular spot to enjoy the fall foliage. When visiting Niagara, it is recommended to prepare clothing that can be layered because temperatures can be unpredictable. End of November also marks the period of US’ most popular sale; Black Friday.
- Winter – December to February are the cold months. New York is covered in snow from December to January, Washington from January to February, while Niagara from December to March. During winter, Niagara Falls may freeze and the cold will be biting due to the wind-chill. Sidewalks will be icy, so it is recommended to have proper footwear.