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Best time to visit Buffalo, NY, USA

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The best time to visit Buffalo is March-April

When’s the best time to visit Buffalo, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Buffalo is March-April.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 28℃ (82℉) in Buffalo. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of -10℃ (14℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Buffalo during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. May sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in September instead.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Buffalo below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

July

Buffalo seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Buffalo as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Buffalo is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Buffalo

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Buffalo for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Buffalo climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Buffalo for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Buffalo in January

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average high temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (20℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 19 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Buffalo in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Buffalo in February

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average high temperature: -0℃ (31℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (20℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 17 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Buffalo in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Buffalo in March

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Buffalo in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Buffalo in April

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Buffalo in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Buffalo in May

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Buffalo in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Buffalo in June

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Buffalo in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Buffalo in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (3") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Buffalo in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Buffalo in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Buffalo in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Buffalo in September

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Buffalo in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Buffalo in October

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Buffalo in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Buffalo in November

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Buffalo in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Buffalo in December

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Buffalo in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Buffalo is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (79℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Buffalo is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Buffalo is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Buffalo, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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