The best times to visit Newark for ideal weather are

April 30th to June 24th

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

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Weather in Newark

Temperature

Average temperatures in Newark 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 19th 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 Newark, 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 91.7°F (33.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.2°F (21.2°C) at night.

Newark Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Newark Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Newark Perceived Temperature (F)

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Newark Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Newark 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 42 32.5 23.5
Feb 43.4 33.1 23.7
Mar 54.6 42.6 32.3
Apr 66.7 54 43.2
May 76.9 64.5 53.4
Jun 84.3 73 62.9
Jul 89.9 78.9 68.9
Aug 86.8 76.2 66.4
Sep 80.9 70 60
Oct 69.5 58.5 48.9
Nov 57.7 47.2 37.8
Dec 48.7 39.4 31.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.6 0.3 -4.7
Feb 6.3 0.6 -4.6
Mar 12.6 5.9 0.2
Apr 19.3 12.2 6.2
May 24.9 18.1 11.9
Jun 29.1 22.8 17.2
Jul 32.2 26.1 20.5
Aug 30.4 24.6 19.1
Sep 27.2 21.1 15.6
Oct 20.8 14.7 9.4
Nov 14.3 8.4 3.2
Dec 9.3 4.1 -0.4


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Newark are September, November, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late August to early September. For example, on the week of August 27th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

When can you find snow in Newark? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Newark is often around around January 15th 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 22% 3.8 3.5
Feb 23% 5.5 3.2
Mar 22% 3.1 4.4
Apr 22% 0 4.4
May 25% 0 4.3
Jun 31% 0 5.9
Jul 23% 0 3.9
Aug 23% 0 5.2
Sep 17% 0 3.5
Oct 22% 2.4 3.9
Nov 17% 1.3 2.5
Dec 30% 3.6 5.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 22 9.7 8.9
Feb 23 14 8.1
Mar 22 7.9 11.2
Apr 22 0 11.2
May 25 0 10.9
Jun 31 0 15
Jul 23 0 9.9
Aug 23 0 13.2
Sep 17 0 8.9
Oct 22 6.1 9.9
Nov 17 3.3 6.4
Dec 30 9.1 14.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Newark has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (41.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (55.3%).

Wind in Newark is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 9.4 knots (10.8 MPH or 17.4 KPH) is considered “a gentle 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 18.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 8.9 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Feb 9.4 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Mar 9.4 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Apr 8.9 Gentle breeze 16.2 Significant breeze
May 7.5 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Jun 7.5 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Jul 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Aug 6.6 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Sep 7 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Oct 7.9 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Nov 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Dec 8.6 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 45.6%
Feb 43.7%
Mar 41.6%
Apr 41.2%
May 49.5%
Jun 52.6%
Jul 50.5%
Aug 52.6%
Sep 55.3%
Oct 54%
Nov 49.6%
Dec 54.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Newark?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Newark, NJ, US is July, followed by September and August. 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 Newark in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 83 in December means 83% of the tourists vs. July.


Overall Newark Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 84.5°F (29.2°C) and 46.4°F (8°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Newark, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.8°F (29.9°C) and 52.7°F (11.5°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Newark to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.7°F (9.8°C) and 38.6°F (3.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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