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.



Other York Travel Info

Weather in York


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)


York Temperatures (Celsius)


“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)


York Perceived Temperature (C)



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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 44.9 40 34.5
Feb 45.8 40 33.9
Mar 50.9 43.1 35.2
Apr 57.2 48.2 39.1
May 61.2 52.8 44.3
Jun 66.4 57.8 49.3
Jul 69.8 61.3 52.9
Aug 68.8 60.6 52.7
Sep 64.6 56.5 48.5
Oct 58.1 51.2 44
Nov 50.5 45.1 38.9
Dec 45.1 40 33.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.2 4.4 1.4
Feb 7.7 4.4 1.1
Mar 10.5 6.2 1.8
Apr 14 9 3.9
May 16.2 11.6 6.8
Jun 19.1 14.3 9.6
Jul 21 16.3 11.6
Aug 20.4 15.9 11.5
Sep 18.1 13.6 9.2
Oct 14.5 10.7 6.7
Nov 10.3 7.3 3.8
Dec 7.3 4.4 0.9



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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 19% 3 2
Feb 19% 1 1.4
Mar 15% 0.5 1.3
Apr 12% 0 1.4
May 20% 0 1.9
Jun 20% 0 2.5
Jul 23% 0 2.7
Aug 24% 0 2.9
Sep 18% 0 1.9
Oct 16% 21.5 1.9
Nov 23% 16.4 2.5
Dec 22% 2.8 2.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 7.6 5.1
Feb 19 2.5 3.6
Mar 15 1.3 3.3
Apr 12 0 3.6
May 20 0 4.8
Jun 20 0 6.4
Jul 23 0 6.9
Aug 24 0 7.4
Sep 18 0 4.8
Oct 16 54.6 4.8
Nov 23 41.7 6.4
Dec 22 7.1 6.1


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.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 8.8 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Feb 8 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Mar 8.3 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Apr 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
May 8 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Jun 6.5 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Jul 6.7 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Aug 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Sep 6.9 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Oct 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Nov 8.2 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Dec 8.5 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 79.2%
Feb 77.7%
Mar 69.3%
Apr 64.8%
May 64%
Jun 67.1%
Jul 66.6%
Aug 67.8%
Sep 71.3%
Oct 76.5%
Nov 79.5%
Dec 81.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to York?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 27, 2023.


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

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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