The best times to visit Oxford for ideal weather are

June 11th to September 23rd

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

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Weather in Oxford

Temperature

Average temperatures in Oxford vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 27th 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 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 73.5°F (23.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.7°F (11.5°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 45.9 40.5 32.9
Feb 46.5 40.3 32.8
Mar 52 43.3 33.6
Apr 58.7 48.8 37.9
May 62.6 53.6 43.2
Jun 68.1 58.7 48
Jul 72.2 62.4 52
Aug 70.3 61.2 51.5
Sep 66.3 56.9 46.6
Oct 59.6 52.1 43.4
Nov 51.7 45.9 38.1
Dec 46.6 41.1 33.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.7 4.7 0.5
Feb 8.1 4.6 0.4
Mar 11.1 6.3 0.9
Apr 14.8 9.3 3.3
May 17 12 6.2
Jun 20.1 14.8 8.9
Jul 22.3 16.9 11.1
Aug 21.3 16.2 10.8
Sep 19.1 13.8 8.1
Oct 15.3 11.2 6.3
Nov 10.9 7.7 3.4
Dec 8.1 5.1 0.8


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Oxford are April, September, 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 early to mid September. For example, on the week of September 10th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.

When can you find snow in Oxford? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Oxford is often around around December 17th 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Oxford.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Oxford (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 26% 2.6 2.5
Feb 21% 0.9 1.9
Mar 15% 0 1.6
Apr 12% 0.8 1.4
May 24% 0 2.5
Jun 17% 0 1.9
Jul 18% 0 1.8
Aug 20% 0 2.2
Sep 12% 0 1.4
Oct 21% 2.1 2.1
Nov 28% 0.4 2.7
Dec 26% 1.6 2.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 26 6.6 6.4
Feb 21 2.3 4.8
Mar 15 0 4.1
Apr 12 2 3.6
May 24 0 6.4
Jun 17 0 4.8
Jul 18 0 4.6
Aug 20 0 5.6
Sep 12 0 3.6
Oct 21 5.3 5.3
Nov 28 1 6.9
Dec 26 4.1 5.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Oxford has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (64.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (83.1%).

Wind in Oxford is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 8.6 knots (9.9 MPH or 16 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 to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 15.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 8.6 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Feb 8 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Mar 7.9 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Apr 7.6 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
May 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Jun 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Jul 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Aug 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Sep 6.6 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Oct 7.5 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Nov 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Dec 8.3 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 81.4%
Feb 78.4%
Mar 70%
Apr 65.7%
May 66.7%
Jun 66.8%
Jul 64.4%
Aug 68.5%
Sep 71.4%
Oct 78.2%
Nov 83.1%
Dec 82.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Oxford?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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, the 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. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. 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 65.6°F (18.7°C) and 48.9°F (9.4°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 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 5 to 6 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 68.3°F (20.2°C) and 47.3°F (8.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 8 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 Oxford to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.9°F (9.4°C) and 43.8°F (6.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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