The best times to visit Oxford for ideal weather are

May 28th 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.

 


Oxford Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Oxford

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Oxford vary little and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 68 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Oxford, 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 54°F (12.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 42.1°F (5.6°C) at night.

    Oxford Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Oxford 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.

    Oxford Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Oxford Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Oxford 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 44.9 40.7 36
    Feb 45.5 40.8 35.9
    Mar 50.6 44.1 37.7
    Apr 57.6 49.9 42.1
    May 61.3 54.3 47.1
    Jun 66.6 59.1 51.6
    Jul 70.5 62.6 54.8
    Aug 68.9 61.7 54.6
    Sep 65 57.8 50.6
    Oct 58.2 52.5 46.6
    Nov 50.4 46 41.1
    Dec 45.4 41.3 36.7

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 7.2 4.8 2.2
    Feb 7.5 4.9 2.2
    Mar 10.3 6.7 3.2
    Apr 14.2 9.9 5.6
    May 16.3 12.4 8.4
    Jun 19.2 15.1 10.9
    Jul 21.4 17 12.7
    Aug 20.5 16.5 12.6
    Sep 18.3 14.3 10.3
    Oct 14.6 11.4 8.1
    Nov 10.2 7.8 5.1
    Dec 7.4 5.2 2.6

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Oxford are November, December, and then October. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early-to-mid-March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are only 1.4 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid-November with an average of 3 days with significant precipitation the week of November 12th.

    When can you find snow in Oxford? 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 Oxford.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 32.9 6.8 0.05
    Feb 31.4 0.8 0.05
    Mar 25.7 0.6 0.03
    Apr 22.9 8.6 0.03
    May 25.7 0 0.05
    Jun 25.7 0 0.04
    Jul 27.1 0 0.04
    Aug 31.4 0 0.05
    Sep 31.4 0 0.03
    Oct 34.3 7.2 0.06
    Nov 40 4.4 0.05
    Dec 35.7 1 0.05

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 32.9 17.3 0.13
    Feb 31.4 2 0.13
    Mar 25.7 1.5 0.08
    Apr 22.9 21.8 0.08
    May 25.7 0 0.13
    Jun 25.7 0 0.1
    Jul 27.1 0 0.1
    Aug 31.4 0 0.13
    Sep 31.4 0 0.08
    Oct 34.3 18.3 0.15
    Nov 40 11.2 0.13
    Dec 35.7 2.5 0.13

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Oxford has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is July (65.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (84.8%).

    Wind in Oxford is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and March. January’s average wind speed of around 8.3 knots (9.6 MPH or 15.4 KPH) is considered “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 13.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

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    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 8.3 a gentle breeze 12.9 a moderate breeze
    Feb 7.6 a gentle breeze 11.9 a moderate breeze
    Mar 7.9 a gentle breeze 12.3 a moderate breeze
    Apr 7.5 a gentle breeze 11.5 a moderate breeze
    May 7.8 a gentle breeze 11.9 a moderate breeze
    Jun 7 a gentle breeze 10.8 a gentle breeze
    Jul 6.7 a light breeze 10.7 a moderate breeze
    Aug 6.9 a light breeze 10.8 a gentle breeze
    Sep 6.6 a light breeze 10.4 a moderate breeze
    Oct 7 a gentle breeze 11.1 a moderate breeze
    Nov 7.5 a gentle breeze 11.7 a moderate breeze
    Dec 8 a gentle breeze 12.6 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 82.1
    Feb 78.5
    Mar 69.4
    Apr 65.6
    May 65.5
    Jun 66.3
    Jul 65.2
    Aug 68.5
    Sep 72.7
    Oct 79.8
    Nov 84.8
    Dec 83.7

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Oxford?

    As of 6/22/2017 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.
     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Oxford, United Kingdom is August, followed by June and July. 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 Oxford 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. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 49.6 in December means 49.6% of the tourists vs. August.

    Overall Oxford Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 48.1°F (8.9°C) and 36.3°F (2.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. Spring is busy for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have slightly cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 8 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Oxford, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 50.4°F (10.2°C) and 34.6°F (1.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 9 to 12 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow 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 Oxford to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 35.9°F (2.2°C) and 32.4°F (0.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.