The best times to visit Lancaster for ideal weather are

May 21st 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 Lancaster Travel Info

Weather in Lancaster


Average temperatures in Lancaster 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 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 Lancaster, 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 66.5°F (19.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.3°F (13.5°C) at night.

Lancaster Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Lancaster 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.

Lancaster Perceived Temperature (F)


Lancaster Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Lancaster 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 41.1 37.5
Feb 45 40.8 36.9
Mar 48.7 43.3 38.4
Apr 54.1 47.9 42.1
May 58.2 52.3 46.8
Jun 62.6 56.9 51.4
Jul 65.5 60.1 55.3
Aug 64.8 59.8 55.2
Sep 62.2 56.9 51.7
Oct 57.2 52.6 47.9
Nov 50.7 46.9 42.7
Dec 45.8 42.1 37.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.8 5.1 3.1
Feb 7.2 4.9 2.7
Mar 9.3 6.3 3.6
Apr 12.3 8.8 5.6
May 14.6 11.3 8.2
Jun 17 13.8 10.8
Jul 18.6 15.6 12.9
Aug 18.2 15.4 12.9
Sep 16.8 13.8 10.9
Oct 14 11.4 8.8
Nov 10.4 8.3 5.9
Dec 7.7 5.6 3.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lancaster are April, June, 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 are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late October to early November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of October 29th.

When can you find snow in Lancaster? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Lancaster.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 40% 0 4
Feb 30% 0 2.5
Mar 24% 0 2.3
Apr 18% 0 1.7
May 27% 0 2.5
Jun 19% 0 2.6
Jul 30% 0 4
Aug 31% 0 3.9
Sep 25% 0 3.5
Oct 37% 0 4.7
Nov 44% 0 4.7
Dec 39% 0 4.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 40 0 10.2
Feb 30 0 6.4
Mar 24 0 5.8
Apr 18 0 4.3
May 27 0 6.4
Jun 19 0 6.6
Jul 30 0 10.2
Aug 31 0 9.9
Sep 25 0 8.9
Oct 37 0 11.9
Nov 44 0 11.9
Dec 39 0 10.9


Humidity and Wind

Lancaster has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (70.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (80.5%).

Wind in Lancaster is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 12.2 knots (14 MPH or 22.6 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 December where average top sustained speeds reach 21 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 12.1 Significant breeze 18.6 Strong breeze
Feb 9.6 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Mar 10.6 Gentle breeze 16.4 Strong breeze
Apr 9.3 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
May 10.5 Gentle breeze 15.8 Strong breeze
Jun 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Jul 9.8 Gentle breeze 15 Strong breeze
Aug 10.5 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Sep 10.3 Gentle breeze 15.6 Strong breeze
Oct 10.8 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Nov 11.9 Significant breeze 18.2 Strong breeze
Dec 12.2 Significant breeze 18.9 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 80.5%
Feb 79.8%
Mar 74.9%
Apr 71.8%
May 70.9%
Jun 74.6%
Jul 77%
Aug 76.5%
Sep 76%
Oct 77.4%
Nov 78.6%
Dec 80.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Lancaster?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 27, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Lancaster, the United Kingdom is July, followed by March 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 Lancaster in June. 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 66.3 in June means 66.3% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Lancaster Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 61.1°F (16.2°C) and 46.7°F (8.2°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 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 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Lancaster, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 63.4°F (17.4°C) and 46.8°F (8.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 7 to 13 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 Lancaster to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.3°F (8.5°C) and 43.1°F (6.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 12 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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