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Best time to visit Montauk, NY, USA

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The best time to visit Montauk is October-November

While Montauk is a popular destination to visit all year round, October-November is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

The warmest month of the year in Montauk is July, where the average temperature gets to around 31℃ (89℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 35℃ (95℉) on the hottest days in summer. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of -7℃ (20℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Montauk when the days are longest, you should visit in 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.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Montauk, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

July

Montauk seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Montauk as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Montauk 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 Montauk

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 Montauk 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.

Montauk 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 Montauk 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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DEC

Montauk in January

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Montauk in February

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Montauk in March

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Montauk in April

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 95mm (4") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Montauk in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 100mm (4") over 18 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Montauk in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Montauk in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montauk 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.


Montauk in August

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montauk 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.


Montauk in September

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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

Montauk in October

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Montauk in November

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Montauk in December

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Montauk 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 Montauk is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Montauk 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 Montauk 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 Montauk, 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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