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The best time to visit Norfolk is May

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Norfolk? Look no further! May is the best time to go to Norfolk due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

The warmest month of the year in Norfolk is July, where the average temperature gets to around 30℃ (86℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (89℉) on the hottest days in summer. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Norfolk is around -2℃ (29℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Norfolk during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Norfolk in September. Head over there in November instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Norfolk, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

July

Norfolk seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Norfolk

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 Norfolk 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.

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

Norfolk in January

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Norfolk in February

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Norfolk in March

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Norfolk in April

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Norfolk in May

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Norfolk in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 14 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Norfolk in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Norfolk in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Norfolk in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Norfolk in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Norfolk in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Norfolk in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Norfolk in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Norfolk in October

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Norfolk in November

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 8 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Norfolk in December

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Norfolk 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 Norfolk is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (86℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Norfolk is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Norfolk is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Norfolk, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

Norfolk map