The best times to visit North Pennines for ideal weather are

June 25th to September 2nd

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



Other North Pennines Travel Info

Weather in North Pennines


Average temperatures in North Pennines vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 14th 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 North Pennines, 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 65.9°F (18.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50.9°F (10.5°C) at night.

North Pennines Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


North Pennines 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.

North Pennines Perceived Temperature (F)


North Pennines Perceived Temperature (C)



Average North Pennines 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 41.9 37.8 33
Feb 43.1 38.2 33
Mar 47 40.5 34
Apr 53.2 45.5 37.7
May 57.2 49.6 42.3
Jun 62.1 54.6 46.8
Jul 65 57.6 50.4
Aug 63.2 56.6 50.1
Sep 60 53.4 46.4
Oct 54.4 48.8 42.6
Nov 47.6 43 37.6
Dec 42.6 38.1 32.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.5 3.2 0.6
Feb 6.2 3.4 0.6
Mar 8.3 4.7 1.1
Apr 11.8 7.5 3.2
May 14 9.8 5.7
Jun 16.7 12.6 8.2
Jul 18.3 14.2 10.2
Aug 17.3 13.7 10.1
Sep 15.6 11.9 8
Oct 12.4 9.3 5.9
Nov 8.7 6.1 3.1
Dec 5.9 3.4 0.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in North Pennines are April, March, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid April. For example, on the week of April 9th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in North Pennines? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in North Pennines 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 North Pennines.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 41% 1.2 4
Feb 24% 0.8 2.2
Mar 24% 0.8 2.1
Apr 20% 0 1.7
May 28% 0 2.6
Jun 24% 0 2.6
Jul 37% 0 4
Aug 36% 0 4.3
Sep 25% 0 2.5
Oct 33% 0 3.6
Nov 37% 0.8 4.2
Dec 36% 0.8 4.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 41 3 10.2
Feb 24 2 5.6
Mar 24 2 5.3
Apr 20 0 4.3
May 28 0 6.6
Jun 24 0 6.6
Jul 37 0 10.2
Aug 36 0 10.9
Sep 25 0 6.4
Oct 33 0 9.1
Nov 37 2 10.7
Dec 36 2 11.7


Humidity and Wind

North Pennines has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (71.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (85.9%).

Wind in North Pennines is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by January and March. May’s average wind speed of around 10.4 knots (11.9 MPH or 19.2 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 late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 19.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 10.2 Gentle breeze 18.6 Strong breeze
Feb 8.7 Gentle breeze 17 Strong breeze
Mar 9.9 Gentle breeze 17.9 Strong breeze
Apr 9.9 Gentle breeze 18 Strong breeze
May 10.4 Gentle breeze 18.2 Strong breeze
Jun 8.1 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Jul 7.5 Gentle breeze 14.6 Strong breeze
Aug 7.5 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Sep 7.8 Gentle breeze 15 Strong breeze
Oct 8.7 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Nov 9.3 Gentle breeze 17.7 Strong breeze
Dec 9 Gentle breeze 17.2 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 84.4%
Feb 83.3%
Mar 76.3%
Apr 71.2%
May 71.3%
Jun 73.8%
Jul 77.4%
Aug 79.9%
Sep 80.4%
Oct 82.7%
Nov 84%
Dec 85.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to North Pennines?

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 North Pennines, 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 North Pennines 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 58 in December means 58% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall North Pennines Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 61°F (16.1°C) and 45.3°F (7.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 9 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 brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 7 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in North Pennines, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 62.1°F (16.7°C) and 43.2°F (6.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 11 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 North Pennines to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 45.3°F (7.4°C) and 40.3°F (4.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 7 to 13 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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