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Best time to visit Oxford, England

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The best time to visit Oxford is May-June

Want to know when to travel to Oxford? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, May-June is the best time to go to Oxford. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 19℃ (67℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 23℃ (73℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 1℃ (34℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Oxford, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. On average it rains the most days in June, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Oxford, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

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Oxford seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Oxford as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Oxford 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 Oxford

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 Oxford 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.

Oxford 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 Oxford 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.

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Oxford in January

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 91%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Oxford in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Oxford in March

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Oxford in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Oxford in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Oxford in June

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Oxford in July

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Oxford in August

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Oxford in September

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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

Oxford in October

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Oxford in November

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Oxford in December

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 91%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Oxford 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 Oxford is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 19℃ (67℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Oxford is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Oxford is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Oxford, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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