Essex Weather & Climate


Local Weather & When to Visit
Essex is located in the East of England close to the capital London, major cities and towns include Chelmsford, Colchester and Harlow, the county is known for Epping Forest, RHS Garden at Hyde Hall and Audley End House. The county has a temperate maritime climate with typically warm rather than hot summers and cool to cold winters. Essex rarely experiences very extreme weather meaning Essex can be visited throughout the year. On average in the city of Chelmsford the hottest month is July in summer and the coldest is January in winter. Rainfall on average falls fairly evenly throughout the year, on average October is the wettest month and February is the driest.

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 city 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 Essex 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 city and the region may experience.


Chelmsford Average Weather
Average Temperature high: 14.18°C (54.53 °F)
Average Temperature low: 5.64°C (42.16 °F)
Average Monthly Precipitation: 48.07 (mm)

Winter
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 Essex 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 8°C.

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

Summer
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 22°C, making for pleasant summer temperatures. The summer is a good time to explore a number of Essex’s towns and villages and take in the scenic countryside along the way. From June to August the average daytime temperatures are between 19°C and 23°C.

Autumn
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 Essex 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 10°C and 19°C.


Chelmsford Weather:

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