Gloucestershire Weather & Climate

Local Weather & When to Visit
Gloucestershire is located in the South West of England, major cities and towns include Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cirencester, the county is well known for the Cotswolds and Berkeley Castle. The county has a temperate maritime climate with typically warm rather than hot summers and cool to cold winters. Gloucestershire rarely experiences very extreme weather meaning Gloucestershire can be visited throughout the year. On average in the city of Gloucester the hottest month is July in summer and the coldest is December in winter. Rainfall on average falls throughout the year with July the driest month and October the wettest.

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. The area may experience some snowfall in the winter although heavy and sustained snowfall in the city is rare. It is advisable for visitors to check the weather forecast before they arrive in Gloucestershire to get a better idea of the sort of clothing they will need during their trip. Bringing hooded waterproof coats and hats will ensure visitors are prepared for any spells of wind and rain the region may experience.

Gloucester Average Weather
Average Temperature high: 14.8°C (58.6 °F)
Average Temperature low: 7.7°C (45.9 °F)
Average Monthly Precipitation: 61.50 (mm)

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 Gloucestershire in winter. There is the possibility of snowfall during this time and it can get cold so visitors are advised to bring warm winter clothing. The area hosts a number of fairs and Christmas markets at this time of year. From December to February the average daytime temperatures are between 7°C and 9°C.

The climate is milder in spring making it a good time to visit Gloucestershire. There can be some great sunny days mixed with cooler and wet weather. Spring is a good time to visit Gloucestershire 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 14°C and 18°C.

Most days in summer range from mild to warm with the possibility of some infrequent hotter days, the days are at their longest in the summer. There may be overcast and humid conditions in the summer. The average temperature in July and August is approx 23°C, making for pleasant summer temperatures. The summer is a good time to explore a number of Gloucestershire’s towns and villages and take in the scenic Cotswolds countryside along the way. 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 Gloucestershire as it avoids the peak summer tourist season, whilst still having milder temperatures and longer hours of daylight particularly at the start of September. Visitors can see some wonderful autumn colours. From September to November the average daytime temperatures are between 11°C and 19°C.

Gloucester Weather:

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