The best times to visit Bradford for ideal weather are

June 11th to September 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Bradford Travel Info

Weather in Bradford

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bradford vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 15th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bradford, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 67.1°F (19.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.5°F (11.4°C) at night.

Bradford Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bradford Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Bradford Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bradford Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bradford Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 42 38 33.9
Feb 42.6 37.9 33.5
Mar 47.1 40.7 35.1
Apr 53.4 45.6 38.7
May 57.5 49.9 43.1
Jun 62.9 55 47.8
Jul 66.1 58.3 51.6
Aug 64.7 57.5 51.5
Sep 60.5 53.7 47.9
Oct 54.7 49 43.8
Nov 47.5 43.1 38.5
Dec 42.6 38.6 34.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.6 3.3 1.1
Feb 5.9 3.3 0.8
Mar 8.4 4.8 1.7
Apr 11.9 7.6 3.7
May 14.2 9.9 6.2
Jun 17.2 12.8 8.8
Jul 18.9 14.6 10.9
Aug 18.2 14.2 10.8
Sep 15.8 12.1 8.8
Oct 12.6 9.4 6.6
Nov 8.6 6.2 3.6
Dec 5.9 3.7 1.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bradford are April, September, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.

When can you find snow in Bradford? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to early to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Bradford is often around around December 3rd when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bradford.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bradford (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 42% 3.8 5
Feb 29% 3.4 3.1
Mar 24% 4 2.5
Apr 18% 7.2 1.9
May 27% 0 2.9
Jun 23% 0 3.4
Jul 31% 0 4.1
Aug 31% 0 3.6
Sep 23% 0 2.7
Oct 31% 1.6 3.7
Nov 38% 8.2 4.9
Dec 42% 2.6 5.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 42 9.7 12.7
Feb 29 8.6 7.9
Mar 24 10.2 6.4
Apr 18 18.3 4.8
May 27 0 7.4
Jun 23 0 8.6
Jul 31 0 10.4
Aug 31 0 9.1
Sep 23 0 6.9
Oct 31 4.1 9.4
Nov 38 20.8 12.4
Dec 42 6.6 13

 

Humidity and Wind

Bradford has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (73.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (88.7%).

Wind in Bradford is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 10.1 knots (11.6 MPH or 18.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early December where average top sustained speeds reach 16.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bradford.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 10.1 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Feb 8.8 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Mar 8.9 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Apr 7.6 Gentle breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
May 7.8 Gentle breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Jun 6.4 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.5 Light breeze 10.6 Significant breeze
Aug 6.7 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Sep 6.9 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Oct 7.6 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Nov 9 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Dec 9.6 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 88%
Feb 84.5%
Mar 78.2%
Apr 73.9%
May 73.5%
Jun 74.9%
Jul 76.7%
Aug 78.1%
Sep 81.5%
Oct 85.9%
Nov 88.7%
Dec 88.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bradford?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for the United Kingdom; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 06, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bradford, the United Kingdom is July, followed by September and October. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bradford in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 57.3 in November means 57.3% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Bradford Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 60.7°F (15.9°C) and 44.8°F (7.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Bradford, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 62.5°F (16.9°C) and 43.4°F (6.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 11 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Bradford to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 44.8°F (7.1°C) and 40.6°F (4.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 13 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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