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Best time to visit St Ives, England

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The best time to visit St Ives is June-September

Are you looking for the best time to visit St Ives? Well, you’re in the right place! Although St Ives is a great destination to visit almost all year round, June-September is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

During the warmer months, temperatures in St Ives can rise to a maximum of 22℃ (71℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 2℃ (36℉) around February.

The days are longest in St Ives in July, 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. To stay dry, avoid travelling to St Ives in December – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit St Ives 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

April

Most daylight

July

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St Ives seasons

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

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 St Ives 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.

St Ives 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 St Ives 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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NOV
DEC

St Ives in January

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


St Ives in February

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


St Ives in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


St Ives in April

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


St Ives in May

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


St Ives in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


St Ives in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to St Ives in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


St Ives in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to St Ives in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


St Ives in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to St Ives in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.

St Ives in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


St Ives in November

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


St Ives in December

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to St Ives in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in St Ives is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 20℃ (67℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in St Ives 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 St Ives 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 St Ives, 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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