The best times to visit Wantage 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.

 

 


Other Wantage Travel Info

Weather in Wantage

Temperature

Average temperatures in Wantage vary greatly. 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 30th 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 Wantage, 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 72.9°F (22.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.7°F (12.6°C) at night.

Wantage Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Wantage 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.

Wantage Perceived Temperature (F)

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Wantage Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Wantage 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 45.8 40.7 34.9
Feb 46.3 40.7 34.7
Mar 51.7 44 36.5
Apr 58.6 49.5 40.6
May 62.5 54 45.5
Jun 67.7 59.1 50.3
Jul 71.6 62.6 54
Aug 69.7 61.4 53.6
Sep 65.8 57.4 49.5
Oct 59.3 52.3 45.2
Nov 51.4 46 39.9
Dec 46.3 41.3 35.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.7 4.8 1.6
Feb 7.9 4.8 1.5
Mar 10.9 6.7 2.5
Apr 14.8 9.7 4.8
May 16.9 12.2 7.5
Jun 19.8 15.1 10.2
Jul 22 17 12.2
Aug 20.9 16.3 12
Sep 18.8 14.1 9.7
Oct 15.2 11.3 7.3
Nov 10.8 7.8 4.4
Dec 7.9 5.2 1.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Wantage 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 April. For example, on the week of April 2nd there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 19th.

When can you find snow in Wantage? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Wantage is often around around January 1st 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 Wantage.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Wantage (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 27% 3.2 2.9
Feb 19% 1.2 1.8
Mar 17% 0.4 1.8
Apr 14% 0 1.3
May 23% 0 2.7
Jun 20% 0 2.3
Jul 19% 0 3
Aug 24% 0 2.5
Sep 14% 0 1.5
Oct 21% 0 2.3
Nov 30% 0.4 3
Dec 28% 2.8 3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 27 8.1 7.4
Feb 19 3 4.6
Mar 17 1 4.6
Apr 14 0 3.3
May 23 0 6.9
Jun 20 0 5.8
Jul 19 0 7.6
Aug 24 0 6.4
Sep 14 0 3.8
Oct 21 0 5.8
Nov 30 1 7.6
Dec 28 7.1 7.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Wantage has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (63% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (82.5%).

Wind in Wantage is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by January and May. March’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.5 MPH or 13.7 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 May where average top sustained speeds reach 13 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Feb 7 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Apr 7.1 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
May 7.1 Gentle breeze 12 Significant breeze
Jun 6.3 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.1 Light breeze 10.5 Significant breeze
Aug 5.8 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.9 Light breeze 10.2 Significant breeze
Oct 6.1 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.6 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Dec 7 Gentle breeze 12.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 80.6%
Feb 77.3%
Mar 68.1%
Apr 63%
May 64.1%
Jun 65.1%
Jul 63.9%
Aug 68.6%
Sep 70.7%
Oct 77.6%
Nov 82.5%
Dec 81.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Wantage?

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 Wantage, 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 Wantage 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. 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 Wantage Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 65.3°F (18.5°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 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Wantage, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 67.6°F (19.8°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 9 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 Wantage to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.9°F (9.4°C) and 43.6°F (6.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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