The best times to visit Retford for ideal weather are
June 11th 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.
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Weather in Retford
Average temperatures in Retford 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 26th 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 Retford, 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 72.2°F (22.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.3°F (11.8°C) at night.
Retford Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Retford Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Retford Perceived Temperature (F)
Retford Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Retford 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Retford are March, April, 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 July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.
When can you find snow in Retford? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around April, especially close to early to mid April. The best time to ski (if at all) in Retford is often around around November 19th 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 Retford.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Retford (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Retford has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (68.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (87.3%).
Wind in Retford is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 11 knots (12.6 MPH or 20.3 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 17.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Retford.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||11||Significant breeze||16.8||Significant breeze|
|Feb||10||Gentle breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||10.2||Gentle breeze||15.9||Significant breeze|
|Apr||9.4||Gentle breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|May||9.8||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8.5||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.6||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Aug||9.1||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Sep||9.1||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Oct||9.5||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||10.3||Gentle breeze||15.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||10.8||Gentle breeze||16.5||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Retford?
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 Retford, the United Kingdom is November, followed by September and June. 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 Retford 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
Overall Retford Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 63.4°F (17.4°C) and 48.1°F (8.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow 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 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Retford, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 67.3°F (19.6°C) and 45.1°F (7.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Retford to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.1°F (8.9°C) and 42.6°F (5.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.