The climate in Binghamton is mild to cool throughout most of the year.   Average high temperatures in the winter are in the low to mid 30s. Average lows during the wintertime are in the mid to upper teens. Average high temperatures during the summer are in the upper 60s to low 70s. Average low temperatures are in the upper 50s to low 60s. Precipitation falls relatively evenly across the year; an average month gets about 2 to 3 inches of precipitation. Snowfall is heavy during the winter time. Fifteen to 20 inches of snow a month during the winter is average.

Given the changing colors of the leaves during autumn, and the season's delightful temperatures, one of the best times to visit Binghamton is during the early fall when fall foliage in the nearby Adirondack Mountains is at its peak and the heavy snowfalls are still in the distant future. The timing of the color change is basically driven by the change in daily sunlight and so is fairly predictable. Best to aim for October 7 to 15 to see the "peak," although daily temperature and rainfall in a given year can affect the brilliance of the display.

The summer can also be a wonderful time to visit the Binghamton area, because the temperatures are generally comfortable and allow for outside activities.  The Bingamton area is fortunate to have many parks and recreation areas available, where camping, swimming, hiking and fishing can be enjoyed.  Golfing is also a big thing in Binghamton during the late spring, summer and fall, with several courses available.