The best times to visit Garden City for ideal weather are

April 30th to June 24th


August 20th to October 28th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Garden City Travel Info

Weather in Garden City


Average temperatures in Garden City vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 22nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Garden City, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 88°F (31.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.3°F (21.3°C) at night.

Garden City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Garden City Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Garden City Perceived Temperature (F)


Garden City Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Garden City Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 41.7 33 24.6
Feb 42.6 33.2 24.8
Mar 52 41.4 32.4
Apr 62.9 51.6 42.7
May 72.5 61.5 52.8
Jun 81.4 70.7 62.4
Jul 86.7 76.9 69
Aug 84.5 75.2 67
Sep 78.8 69.2 61.1
Oct 68.3 58.7 50.7
Nov 56.7 47.6 39.3
Dec 48.6 40.1 32.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.4 0.6 -4.1
Feb 5.9 0.7 -4
Mar 11.1 5.2 0.2
Apr 17.2 10.9 5.9
May 22.5 16.4 11.6
Jun 27.4 21.5 16.9
Jul 30.4 24.9 20.6
Aug 29.2 24 19.4
Sep 26 20.7 16.2
Oct 20.2 14.8 10.4
Nov 13.7 8.7 4.1
Dec 9.2 4.5 0.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Garden City are September, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October to early November. For example, on the week of October 29th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Garden City? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Garden City is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Garden City.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Garden City (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 20% 3.6 3.1
Feb 23% 3.6 2.9
Mar 21% 2.4 4.1
Apr 21% 0 3.6
May 22% 0 4
Jun 26% 0 4.9
Jul 19% 0 3.4
Aug 19% 0 5.6
Sep 19% 0 3.5
Oct 19% 1.2 3.8
Nov 19% 2.1 2.6
Dec 30% 4.8 5.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 9.1 7.9
Feb 23 9.1 7.4
Mar 21 6.1 10.4
Apr 21 0 9.1
May 22 0 10.2
Jun 26 0 12.4
Jul 19 0 8.6
Aug 19 0 14.2
Sep 19 0 8.9
Oct 19 3 9.7
Nov 19 5.3 6.6
Dec 30 12.2 14


Humidity and Wind

Garden City has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (45.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (59.8%).

Wind in Garden City is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by March and January. February’s average wind speed of around 11.5 knots (13.2 MPH or 21.3 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 20.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Garden City.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 10.9 Gentle breeze 18.5 Strong breeze
Feb 11.5 Significant breeze 19.2 Strong breeze
Mar 11.2 Significant breeze 18.9 Strong breeze
Apr 10.6 Gentle breeze 18.6 Strong breeze
May 8.9 Gentle breeze 16.2 Strong breeze
Jun 8.6 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Jul 8.5 Gentle breeze 15.8 Strong breeze
Aug 8 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Sep 8.4 Gentle breeze 14.7 Strong breeze
Oct 9.8 Gentle breeze 16.2 Significant breeze
Nov 10 Gentle breeze 16.4 Strong breeze
Dec 10.7 Gentle breeze 17.9 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 46.2%
Feb 45.5%
Mar 46.3%
Apr 48%
May 57.7%
Jun 59.8%
Jul 57.5%
Aug 57.5%
Sep 59.4%
Oct 55.6%
Nov 51.2%
Dec 54.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Garden City?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Garden City, NY, US is July, followed by May and December. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Garden City in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 58 in November means 58% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Garden City Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 79.2°F (26.2°C) and 44.9°F (7.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Garden City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82.9°F (28.3°C) and 52.4°F (11.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Garden City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.4°F (9.7°C) and 38°F (3.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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