6 interesting facts about the weather in New York that you might not know
Milana Rudinskaya, an author and blogger who traveled extensively throughout the United States, described how, after moving from St. Petersburg to New York, she fully appreciated the “vagaries and tricks of the climate” in this metropolis.
New Yorkers are convinced that they live in the best city on the planet, but often blame the weather here, Rudinskaya writes in a blog on Yandex.Dzena. “I, who grew up in St. Petersburg, at first smiled condescendingly, listening to their complaints about the wild wind, temperature changes and terrible humidity. But over time, she fully appreciated the vagaries and freaks of the New York climate, ”she notes.
Here are some interesting facts about New York weather:
- Choking summers and harsh winters.
In fact, New York is at the junction with the temperate continental belt. “Although mandarins do not grow in the Big Apple, the international climate classification of Köppen classifies the city as a subtropical zone,” Rudinskaya writes.
At the same time, the summer here is incredibly suffocating, the author notes, comparing the local conditions with the weather in Mumbai, India. “Without housing, not a single exaggeration is complete without exaggeration. Only a faint ocean breeze saves from subtropical moist heat - New York is located on the Atlantic coast, ”the girl shares.
“In the off-season in New York, gusty icy winds blow, not inferior to St. Petersburg. And yet, even in the winter months, the temperature in New York does not drop below -4 ° C, more often it holds a small plus. And in the spring magnolias are blooming, ”she added.
- The impact of skyscrapers on climate.
High-rise and dense buildings in Manhattan make adjustments to the climate of the city, the author writes, referring to information from local meteorologists. This contributes to a general increase in temperature in the city by several degrees. “Just imagine: in May 2019, the authorities officially banned the construction of glass skyscrapers due to too high heat emissions. The new law will also apply to buildings already built: in the near future they will all undergo serious renovation, designed to increase their energy efficiency. This is the first such precedent in the history of climate legislation - and again, New York is ahead of the rest! ”- the author writes.
- Temperature differences.
In the Big Apple, there are often very large temperature differences. “This is when you hide your face in a fluffy scarf in the evening and find out from IPhone that the official -1 ° feels like -9 °, and the next morning the sun is shining, warming the air for dinner to + 18 °. Absolute madhouse! ”- notes Rudinskaya.
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