Best Time To Visit Oxford, United Kingdom

Best Time To Go To Oxford

Oxford experiences a maritime temperate climate, which is characterized by moderate temperatures all-round the year.

  • Summers: May through September is the best time to visit Oxford, with the weather being relatively warm and sunny at around 20°C.
  • Winters: The average maximum temperature at Oxford is 14 °C with the average minimum being 6 °C. December and January happens to be the coldest months in the city however snowfall is infrequent in these months.
  • Autumn: September-November are identified as autumn months, leaving spring to claim the months from March-May. 

The peak season is July and August, when the city is jam-packed with not only incoming tourists but also witnesses a sea of locals roaming around the city adding to the summer rush. April and May hosts the Oxford Jazz Festival, The Wood Festival, English Music Festival, The Chocolate Festival, Oxfordshire Artweeks and Dorchester-on-Thames Festival- just to name a few so this is a good season to visit Oxford.

Plan your trip to Oxford around the same time to optimize your fun!

Climate in Oxford

Know weather for your travel dates:

26-May-2018
Today 26 May

71

55

Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.

Wind:1.79 m/s

Humidity:87%

Precipitation:0.17%

  • Sun 27 May
    74 | 54

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Mon 28 May
    72 | 51

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy until evening.

  • Tue 29 May
    63 | 54

    Mostly cloudy until evening.

  • Wed 30 May
    75 | 57

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Thu 31 May
    70 | 54

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Fri 01 Jun
    65 | 52

    Rain in the afternoon.

Month wise Weather in Oxford

Average Temperature in Oxford by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 38℉

Minimum temperature: 25℉

Maximum temperature: 50℉

Feb

Average temperature: 43℉

Minimum temperature: 30℉

Maximum temperature: 55℉

Mar

Average temperature: 48℉

Minimum temperature: 34℉

Maximum temperature: 66℉

Apr

Average temperature: 48℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

May

Average temperature: 55℉

Minimum temperature: 34℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

Jun

Average temperature: 61℉

Minimum temperature: 45℉

Maximum temperature: 88℉

Jul

Average temperature: 62℉

Minimum temperature: 50℉

Maximum temperature: 84℉

Aug

Average temperature: 60℉

Minimum temperature: 45℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

Sep

Average temperature: 56℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 70℉

Oct

Average temperature: 54℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 66℉

Nov

Average temperature: 44℉

Minimum temperature: 30℉

Maximum temperature: 57℉

Dec

Average temperature: 42℉

Minimum temperature: 28℉

Maximum temperature: 55℉

Highest temperature in Oxford is recorded as 87.8℉ in June.

Lowest temperature in Oxford is recorded as 24.8℉ in January.

Average Rain in Oxford by Month (in mm)

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  • 300
  • 200
  • 100 0
Jan

Average Rain: 292.2 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 4419.11 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 334.78 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1986.56 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 40.61 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1258.82 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 4.96 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 58.83 mm

May

Average Rain: 52.05 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 586.86 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 20.65 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 142.46 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 60.29 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 464.52 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 31.57 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 219.88 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 38.35 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 291.08 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 18.54 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 297.3 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 38.35 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 283.34 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 380.06 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 10549.13 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Oxford is 10549.13 mm in December.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Oxford is April.

Average Humidity in Oxford by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 91%

Minimum Humidity: 74%

Maximum Humidity: 98%

Feb

Average Humidity: 89%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Mar

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Apr

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 59%

Maximum Humidity: 81%

May

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 62%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Jun

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 61%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Jul

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Aug

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Sep

Average Humidity: 84%

Minimum Humidity: 72%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Oct

Average Humidity: 84%

Minimum Humidity: 72%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Nov

Average Humidity: 86%

Minimum Humidity: 75%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Dec

Average Humidity: 93%

Minimum Humidity: 81%

Maximum Humidity: 100%

Most humid month in Oxford is December.

Least humid month in Oxford is April.

Best time to visit Oxford Attractions in May

  • Best time to visit Ashmolean Museum Of Art And Archaeology in Oxford
    • Monday : Closed
    • Tuesday - Sunday : 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    Note: It also remains open on Bank Holiday Mondays.
  • Best time to visit Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford
    • Everyday : 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
    Note: Bank Holiday on Mondays, the museum is open from 12 noon to 4:30pm
  • Best time to visit Oxford Castle in Oxford
    • Everyday : 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Bodleian Library in Oxford
    • Everyday : 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM