Best Time To Visit York, United Kingdom

Best Time To Go To York

The average maximum temperature in the winter months is 8°C  and minimum temperature is around 2°C. Fog and chilly winds are common during York winters, not a good time for York holidays. The chills usually extend to the spring and early summer months. Summer months record an average maximum temperature of 22 °C and a minimum of 15 °C. The city receives snow and rain fall in the months of November, December and January but such weather conditions sometimes extend to April.

There are some wonderful festivals taking place in the late summer months, might be a good time to explore York.

The climate of York can be classified to be temperate. There are four distinct seasons with the winters being cold and windy and the summers having an average temperature of around 19 degree Celsius.

  • Spring: The months of March to May have mild temperatures and rainfall is not much prevalent.
  • Summer: June to early September have the highest temperatures and are considered to be Summers.
  • Autumn: The months of September and October are usually very damp and there is a significant drop in the temperature too.
  • Winter: The months of November to February are the coldest in the year. There is occasional rainfall also during this period.

The best time to visit York is during the Spring months of March to May. The weather is wonderful and one can see the flowers in full bloom. But this is also the peak season, so expect to wait in lines and face expensive tariffs at hotels.

Climate in York

Know weather for your travel dates:

22-May-2018
Today 22 May

67

51

Mostly cloudy until afternoon.

Wind:4.75 m/s

Humidity:71%

Precipitation:0%

  • Wed 23 May
    71 | 52

    Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.

  • Thu 24 May
    62 | 54

    Light rain in the morning.

  • Fri 25 May
    67 | 55

    Mostly cloudy until evening.

  • Sat 26 May
    71 | 54

    Partly cloudy in the afternoon.

  • Sun 27 May
    73 | 55

    Partly cloudy in the morning.

  • Mon 28 May
    70 | 57

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in York

Average Temperature in York by month

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

Average temperature: 38℉

Minimum temperature: 28℉

Maximum temperature: 46℉

Feb

Average temperature: 41℉

Minimum temperature: 28℉

Maximum temperature: 54℉

Mar

Average temperature: 46℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 63℉

Apr

Average temperature: 46℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 68℉

May

Average temperature: 53℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 73℉

Jun

Average temperature: 59℉

Minimum temperature: 45℉

Maximum temperature: 81℉

Jul

Average temperature: 59℉

Minimum temperature: 48℉

Maximum temperature: 73℉

Aug

Average temperature: 58℉

Minimum temperature: 43℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Sep

Average temperature: 55℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 66℉

Oct

Average temperature: 53℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 66℉

Nov

Average temperature: 43℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 57℉

Dec

Average temperature: 42℉

Minimum temperature: 28℉

Maximum temperature: 55℉

Highest temperature in York is recorded as 80.6℉ in June.

Lowest temperature in York is recorded as 28.4℉ in January, February and December.

Average Humidity in York by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 89%

Minimum Humidity: 72%

Maximum Humidity: 98%

Feb

Average Humidity: 87%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Mar

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Apr

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 67%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

May

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 67%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Jun

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 61%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Jul

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 67%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Aug

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 72%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Sep

Average Humidity: 85%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Oct

Average Humidity: 84%

Minimum Humidity: 69%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Nov

Average Humidity: 84%

Minimum Humidity: 75%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Dec

Average Humidity: 90%

Minimum Humidity: 71%

Maximum Humidity: 99%

Most humid month in York is December.

Least humid month in York is April.

Best time to visit York Attractions in May

  • Best time to visit National Railway Museum York in York
    • Everyday : 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Best time to visit York Minster in York
    • Everyday : 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Best time to visit The Shambles in York
    • Everyday : 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Best time to visit York City Walls in York
    • Saturday, Sunday : Closed
    • Monday - Friday : 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM