The best times to visit York for ideal weather are

June 4th 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 York

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in York 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 York, 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 70.7°F (21.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.6°F (12°C) at night.

    York Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    York 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.

    York Perceived Temperature (F)

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    York Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average York 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

    MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan44.94034.5
    Feb45.84033.9
    Mar50.943.135.2
    Apr57.248.239.1
    May61.252.844.3
    Jun66.457.849.3
    Jul69.861.352.9
    Aug68.860.652.7
    Sep64.656.548.5
    Oct58.151.244
    Nov50.545.138.9
    Dec45.14033.7

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan7.24.41.4
    Feb7.74.41.1
    Mar10.56.21.8
    Apr1493.9
    May16.211.66.8
    Jun19.114.39.6
    Jul2116.311.6
    Aug20.415.911.5
    Sep18.113.69.2
    Oct14.510.76.7
    Nov10.37.33.8
    Dec7.34.40.9


     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in York are April, March, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.

    When can you find snow in York? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to mid to late November. The best time to ski (if at all) in York 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 York.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan19%32
    Feb19%11.4
    Mar15%0.51.3
    Apr12%01.4
    May20%01.9
    Jun20%02.5
    Jul23%02.7
    Aug24%02.9
    Sep18%01.9
    Oct16%21.51.9
    Nov23%16.42.5
    Dec22%2.82.4

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan197.65.1
    Feb192.53.6
    Mar151.33.3
    Apr1203.6
    May2004.8
    Jun2006.4
    Jul2306.9
    Aug2407.4
    Sep1804.8
    Oct1654.64.8
    Nov2341.76.4
    Dec227.16.1

     

    Humidity and Wind

    York has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (64% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (81.3%).

    Wind in York is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and March. January’s average wind speed of around 8.8 knots (10.1 MPH or 16.3 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 December where average top sustained speeds reach 16.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    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. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

    MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
    Jan8.8Gentle breeze15.4Significant breeze
    Feb8Gentle breeze13.9Significant breeze
    Mar8.3Gentle breeze14.6Significant breeze
    Apr7.3Gentle breeze13.1Significant breeze
    May8Gentle breeze14.1Significant breeze
    Jun6.5Light breeze12.2Significant breeze
    Jul6.7Light breeze12.5Significant breeze
    Aug7.2Gentle breeze13.3Significant breeze
    Sep6.9Light breeze12.6Significant breeze
    Oct7.3Gentle breeze13.1Significant breeze
    Nov8.2Gentle breeze14.4Significant breeze
    Dec8.5Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan79.2%
    Feb77.7%
    Mar69.3%
    Apr64.8%
    May64%
    Jun67.1%
    Jul66.6%
    Aug67.8%
    Sep71.3%
    Oct76.5%
    Nov79.5%
    Dec81.3%

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to York?

    Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Mar 17, 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 Jan 08, 2019.


     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in York, the United Kingdom is July, followed by August 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 York in November. 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 68.7 in November means 68.7% of the tourists vs. July.


    Overall York Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 64.4°F (18°C) and 48.6°F (9.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 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 the most precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in York, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 66.7°F (19.3°C) and 46°F (7.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest 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 York to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.6°F (9.2°C) and 43.3°F (6.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

     

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