Expats living in New York City will probably find that spring and autumn are the most pleasant seasons weather-wise; the city has a continental climate and is prone to cold winters and warm, humid summers.

Winter is from December to February, and snowfall and winter rain are regular occurrences. Temperatures tend to hover at or just above freezing during this time of year. In summer, from May to September, the average temperature is a warm 84°F (29°C). Heatwaves have been known to occur occasionally, sometimes pushing the mercury as high as 100°F (38°C).