Cambridge Weather & Climate

Local Weather & When to Visit
Cambridge has an maritime temperate climate with typically warm rather than hot summers and cool rather than cold winters. The weather is rarely extreme meaning Cambridge can be visited throughout the year. The weather is unpredictable as with the rest of the UK and it is possible to see elements of all four seasons in one day. Cambridge is located in one of the driest regions in the UK, with rainfall evenly spread throughout the year. In general January is statically the coldest month with July the hottest month. The city may experience snowfall in the winter however due to the low elevation it tends to be limited and the occasional heatwave. It is advisable for visitors to check the weather forecast before they arrive in Cambridge to get a better idea of the sort of clothing they will need during their trip.

The days are at their shortest and the temperature at the coolest, the days can be crisp and clear therefore if visitors do not mind the cold, it is possible to enjoy visiting Cambridge in winter. There is the possibility of some occasional snowfall during this time and it can get chilly so visitors are advised to bring warm clothing. From December to February the average daytime temperatures are between 7°C and 8°C.

The climate is milder in spring making it a good time to visit Cambridge. There can be some great sunny days mixed with cooler and wet weather. Spring is a good time to visit Cambridge if visitors prefer the weather mild to warm and offers an alternative to visiting in peak summer. From March to May the average daytime temperatures are between 10°C and 17°C.

Most days in summer range from mild to warm with the possibility of some hotter days, the days are at their longest in summer with daylight well in to the evenings. From June to August the average daytime temperatures are between 20°C and 23°C.

The climate can vary from some pleasantly mild days particularly at the start of September to cooler and colder days in October and November. Autumn is a good time to visit Cambridge as it avoids the peak summer tourist season whilst still having milder temperatures and longer hours of daylight particularly in September. From September to November the average daytime temperatures are between 10°C and 19°C.

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