The best times to visit Cambridge for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 30th

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



Other Cambridge Travel Info

Weather in Cambridge


Average temperatures in Cambridge vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th 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 Cambridge, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 74.3°F (23.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.4°F (13°C) at night.

Cambridge Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Cambridge Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Cambridge Perceived Temperature (F)


Cambridge Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Cambridge 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 45.8 40.4 34.2
Feb 46.7 40.3 33.9
Mar 52.6 43.8 35.8
Apr 59.8 49.7 40.2
May 63.7 54.6 45.3
Jun 68.6 59.4 50.3
Jul 73.3 63.5 54.4
Aug 72.3 62.7 54.1
Sep 67.3 57.9 49.2
Oct 60.3 52.6 45
Nov 52.1 46.1 39.7
Dec 46.4 41 34.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.7 4.7 1.2
Feb 8.2 4.6 1.1
Mar 11.4 6.6 2.1
Apr 15.4 9.8 4.6
May 17.6 12.6 7.4
Jun 20.3 15.2 10.2
Jul 22.9 17.5 12.4
Aug 22.4 17.1 12.3
Sep 19.6 14.4 9.6
Oct 15.7 11.4 7.2
Nov 11.2 7.8 4.3
Dec 8 5 1.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cambridge are April, September, and then February. 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 are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 20th.

When can you find snow in Cambridge? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to late January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Cambridge is often around around January 22nd 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 Cambridge.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 19% 1.7 1.5
Feb 12% 1.6 1
Mar 12% 2 1
Apr 6% 0 0.7
May 19% 0 1.9
Jun 18% 0 1.7
Jul 23% 0 2.2
Aug 23% 0 2.4
Sep 12% 0 2.9
Oct 16% 0 1.9
Nov 20% 0 1.7
Dec 18% 1.8 1.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 4.3 3.8
Feb 12 4.1 2.5
Mar 12 5.1 2.5
Apr 6 0 1.8
May 19 0 4.8
Jun 18 0 4.3
Jul 23 0 5.6
Aug 23 0 6.1
Sep 12 0 7.4
Oct 16 0 4.8
Nov 20 0 4.3
Dec 18 4.6 3.6


Humidity and Wind

Cambridge has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (69.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (88.3%).

Wind in Cambridge is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 9.4 knots (10.8 MPH or 17.4 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 to mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 17.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 9.4 Gentle breeze 16.2 Significant breeze
Feb 8.7 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Mar 8.6 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Apr 7.8 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
May 8.4 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Jun 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Jul 7.7 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Aug 7.9 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Sep 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Oct 7.8 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Nov 8.5 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Dec 9.2 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 85.2%
Feb 82.8%
Mar 75.8%
Apr 70.3%
May 69.5%
Jun 72.1%
Jul 69.4%
Aug 71.4%
Sep 76.3%
Oct 83.4%
Nov 88.3%
Dec 87.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Cambridge?

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 Cambridge, the United Kingdom is February, followed by August and March. 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 Cambridge in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 41.9 in December means 41.9% of the tourists vs. February.



Overall Cambridge Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 66.3°F (19.1°C) and 49.8°F (9.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cambridge, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 69.5°F (20.8°C) and 47.6°F (8.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Cambridge to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.8°F (9.9°C) and 44.3°F (6.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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