The best times to visit Durham Heritage Coast for ideal weather are

June 18th 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 Durham Heritage Coast Travel Info

Weather in Durham Heritage Coast


Average temperatures in Durham Heritage Coast vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 24th 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 Durham Heritage Coast, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 69.3°F (20.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.8°F (11.6°C) at night.

Durham Heritage Coast Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Durham Heritage Coast 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.

Durham Heritage Coast Perceived Temperature (F)


Durham Heritage Coast Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Durham Heritage Coast 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 42.9 38.9 34.7
Feb 43.9 39.2 34.8
Mar 48 41.8 36.3
Apr 53 46.1 40
May 56.5 49.7 43.5
Jun 61.3 54.5 48.2
Jul 66.1 58.5 52.1
Aug 66.2 58.3 52
Sep 62 55 49.4
Oct 55.6 50.1 45.1
Nov 48.7 44.4 39.7
Dec 43.5 39.5 35.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.1 3.8 1.5
Feb 6.6 4 1.6
Mar 8.9 5.4 2.4
Apr 11.7 7.8 4.4
May 13.6 9.8 6.4
Jun 16.3 12.5 9
Jul 18.9 14.7 11.2
Aug 19 14.6 11.1
Sep 16.7 12.8 9.7
Oct 13.1 10.1 7.3
Nov 9.3 6.9 4.3
Dec 6.4 4.2 1.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Durham Heritage Coast are March, April, 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 February. For example, on the week of February 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 19th.

When can you find snow in Durham Heritage Coast? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Durham Heritage Coast is often around around November 5th 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 Durham Heritage Coast.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Durham Heritage Coast (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% 10.1 2.1
Feb 15% 6.7 1.4
Mar 11% 21.5 1.1
Apr 12% 20.2 1.4
May 16% 0 2.1
Jun 22% 0 2.6
Jul 23% 0 2.8
Aug 18% 0 2.5
Sep 16% 0 2.1
Oct 20% 0.8 2.1
Nov 29% 33.7 3.1
Dec 24% 6.7 2.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 25.7 5.3
Feb 15 17 3.6
Mar 11 54.6 2.8
Apr 12 51.3 3.6
May 16 0 5.3
Jun 22 0 6.6
Jul 23 0 7.1
Aug 18 0 6.4
Sep 16 0 5.3
Oct 20 2 5.3
Nov 29 85.6 7.9
Dec 24 17 5.8


Humidity and Wind

Durham Heritage Coast has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (74.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (87.5%).

Wind in Durham Heritage Coast is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 14.8 knots (17 MPH or 27.3 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 24.2 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Durham Heritage Coast.

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 14.8 Significant breeze 22.8 Very strong breeze
Feb 12.9 Significant breeze 20 Strong breeze
Mar 12.6 Significant breeze 19.2 Very strong breeze
Apr 10.2 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
May 10.5 Gentle breeze 16.2 Very strong breeze
Jun 8.7 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Jul 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.4 Very strong breeze
Aug 10.1 Gentle breeze 16.2 Significant breeze
Sep 10.7 Gentle breeze 16.7 Very strong breeze
Oct 12.3 Significant breeze 19 Strong breeze
Nov 13.5 Significant breeze 20.8 Very strong breeze
Dec 14.3 Significant breeze 22.2 Very strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 84.1%
Feb 81%
Mar 74.5%
Apr 75.5%
May 76.9%
Jun 79.4%
Jul 79%
Aug 75.9%
Sep 80.6%
Oct 85.4%
Nov 87.5%
Dec 85.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Durham Heritage Coast?

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 Durham Heritage Coast, the United Kingdom is June, followed by February and May. 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 Durham Heritage Coast 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 58 in December means 58% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Durham Heritage Coast Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 59.3°F (15.2°C) and 46.4°F (8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 5 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 moderate precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Durham Heritage Coast, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 63.9°F (17.7°C) and 44.5°F (6.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 9 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 Durham Heritage Coast to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.4°F (8°C) and 41.7°F (5.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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