The best times to visit Harrogate 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 Harrogate Travel Info

Weather in Harrogate

Temperature

Average temperatures in Harrogate 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 23rd 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 Harrogate, 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 70.5°F (21.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52°F (11.1°C) at night.

Harrogate Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Harrogate 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.

Harrogate Perceived Temperature (F)

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Harrogate Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Harrogate 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 44.5 39.5 33.6
Feb 45.4 39.6 33.3
Mar 50.5 42.7 34.8
Apr 56.8 47.5 38.2
May 60.6 52 43
Jun 66 57 47.9
Jul 69.6 60.5 51.4
Aug 68.5 59.9 51.4
Sep 64.2 55.9 47.5
Oct 57.5 50.6 43.3
Nov 50 44.5 38.1
Dec 44.6 39.5 33.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.9 4.2 0.9
Feb 7.4 4.2 0.7
Mar 10.3 5.9 1.6
Apr 13.8 8.6 3.4
May 15.9 11.1 6.1
Jun 18.9 13.9 8.8
Jul 20.9 15.8 10.8
Aug 20.3 15.5 10.8
Sep 17.9 13.3 8.6
Oct 14.2 10.3 6.3
Nov 10 6.9 3.4
Dec 7 4.2 0.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Harrogate are April, March, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

When can you find snow in Harrogate? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Harrogate is often around around January 15th 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 Harrogate.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Harrogate (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 25% 1.2 2.4
Feb 19% 0.6 1.6
Mar 14% 0.5 1.4
Apr 13% 0 1.4
May 22% 0 2.2
Jun 23% 0 2.6
Jul 25% 0 3.1
Aug 25% 0 3.1
Sep 16% 0 1.9
Oct 19% 0 2.3
Nov 29% 1.9 3.2
Dec 26% 2.6 2.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 25 3 6.1
Feb 19 1.5 4.1
Mar 14 1.3 3.6
Apr 13 0 3.6
May 22 0 5.6
Jun 23 0 6.6
Jul 25 0 7.9
Aug 25 0 7.9
Sep 16 0 4.8
Oct 19 0 5.8
Nov 29 4.8 8.1
Dec 26 6.6 6.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Harrogate has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (66.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (83.9%).

Wind in Harrogate is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by March and December. January’s average wind speed of around 9.3 knots (10.7 MPH or 17.3 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 December where average top sustained speeds reach 17.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 9.3 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Feb 8.6 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Mar 9 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
Apr 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
May 8.4 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Jun 6.8 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Jul 7 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Aug 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Sep 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Oct 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Nov 8.7 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Dec 9 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 80.8%
Feb 78.9%
Mar 70.4%
Apr 67.8%
May 66.6%
Jun 69.4%
Jul 70.6%
Aug 71.1%
Sep 74%
Oct 79.6%
Nov 82.2%
Dec 83.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Harrogate?

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 Harrogate, the United Kingdom is August, followed by July and September. 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 Harrogate in April. 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 68.9 in April means 68.9% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Harrogate Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 63.9°F (17.7°C) and 48.2°F (9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 7 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 the most precipitation with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Harrogate, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

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 9 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 Harrogate to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.2°F (9°C) and 43.1°F (6.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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