Oxford Weather & Climate

Local Weather & When to Visit
Oxford has an maritime temperate climate with typically warm rather than hot summers and cool rather than cold winters. The weather is rarely extreme meaning Oxford 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. Oxford is one of the driest cities in the UK, with October the wettest month and March the driest. The city may experience snow in the winter and the occasional heatwave. It is advisable for visitors to check the weather forecast before they arrive in Oxford 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 Oxford in winter. There is the possibility of some 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 6°C and 8°C.

The climate is milder in spring making it a good time to visit Oxford. There can be some great sunny days mixed with cooler and wet weather. Spring is a good time to visit Oxford 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 22°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 Oxford 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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