COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may impact your travel plans and the data on our site. Stay safe, and always check official travel advice before you book.

Best time to visit Bath, England

Our verdict

The best time to visit Bath is May-June

When’s the best time to visit Bath, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Bath is May-June.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 23℃ (74℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 26℃ (79℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -2℃ (28℉).

The days are longest in Bath in June, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. The wet season in Bath usually falls during the months surrounding December each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Bath below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

June

Let someone else do the hard work.
Map pin icon
Where to?
Bath

Bath seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bath as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bath is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Bath

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Bath for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Bath climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Bath for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

Jump to:

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Bath in January

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bath in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bath in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bath in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bath in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bath in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bath in April

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bath in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bath in May

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bath in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bath in June

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bath in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Bath in July

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bath in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bath in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bath in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Bath in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bath in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Bath in October

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bath in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bath in November

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bath in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bath in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bath in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bath is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 23℃ (74℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bath is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bath is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bath, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

Bath map

Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com