The best times to visit Derby 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 Derby Travel Info

Weather in Derby

Temperature

Average temperatures in Derby vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 20th 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 Derby, 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 70.7°F (21.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.2°F (10.7°C) at night.

Derby Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Derby 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.

Derby Perceived Temperature (F)

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Derby Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Derby 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 44.3 39.7 33.2
Feb 45.1 39.9 32.8
Mar 50.2 42.9 34.5
Apr 56.8 48.3 38
May 60.9 52.7 42.6
Jun 66.1 57.8 47
Jul 69.7 61.2 50.5
Aug 68.8 60.6 50.8
Sep 64.3 56.4 45.5
Oct 57.7 51.4 41.8
Nov 49.7 44.9 38.2
Dec 44.8 40.4 34.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.8 4.3 0.7
Feb 7.3 4.4 0.4
Mar 10.1 6.1 1.4
Apr 13.8 9.1 3.3
May 16.1 11.5 5.9
Jun 18.9 14.3 8.3
Jul 20.9 16.2 10.3
Aug 20.4 15.9 10.4
Sep 17.9 13.6 7.5
Oct 14.3 10.8 5.4
Nov 9.8 7.2 3.4
Dec 7.1 4.7 1.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Derby are April, September, and then March. 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 July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.

When can you find snow in Derby? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around April, especially close to mid April. The best time to ski (if at all) in Derby is often around around April 16th 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 Derby.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Derby (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 26% 3.6 2.6
Feb 22% 3.2 1.9
Mar 17% 2.9 1.4
Apr 15% 3.7 1.5
May 23% 0 2.4
Jun 21% 0 2.7
Jul 24% 0 3.1
Aug 21% 0 2.3
Sep 15% 0 1.7
Oct 26% 2.6 2.5
Nov 27% 2 2.8
Dec 28% 2.9 2.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 26 9.1 6.6
Feb 22 8.1 4.8
Mar 17 7.4 3.6
Apr 15 9.4 3.8
May 23 0 6.1
Jun 21 0 6.9
Jul 24 0 7.9
Aug 21 0 5.8
Sep 15 0 4.3
Oct 26 6.6 6.4
Nov 27 5.1 7.1
Dec 28 7.4 6.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Derby has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (68% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (84.7%).

Wind in Derby is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and March. January’s average wind speed of around 7.7 knots (8.9 MPH or 14.3 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 January where average top sustained speeds reach 12.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 7.7 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Feb 7.3 Gentle breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Mar 7.5 Gentle breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Apr 6.9 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
May 7 Gentle breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Jun 6.1 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.9 Light breeze 9.8 Significant breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 6 Light breeze 9.7 Significant breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 7.2 Gentle breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Dec 7.6 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 82.8%
Feb 79.4%
Mar 72.1%
Apr 68.5%
May 68%
Jun 69%
Jul 69.6%
Aug 71.3%
Sep 75.9%
Oct 82.2%
Nov 84.7%
Dec 83.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Derby?

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 Derby, the United Kingdom is May, followed by July and April. 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 Derby 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

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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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 49.9 in December means 49.9% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

Overall Derby Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 63.7°F (17.6°C) and 48°F (8.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 moderate precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Derby, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 66.4°F (19.1°C) and 45.5°F (7.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 8 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Derby to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48°F (8.9°C) and 42.9°F (6.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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