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The climate of York (England)
York is located in the northern part of England. York is a very old city; it was founded during the Stone Age. Because of its central situation in Great Britain York has always had an important strategic position and was conquered several times. After it was last conquered by William the Conqueror it became an important center in the region. The city has a pleasant medieval character with small streets and beautiful old buildings. York Minster, one of the great cathedrals in the world, York Castle and Clifford’s Tower are well worth visiting. Christmas shopping in December is very pleasant in York.
York has a moderate climate with four distinct seasons. York’s climate is drier and warmer than in the rest of the counties of Yorkshire and Humberside. Because York is situated in the lowlands its climate is sensitive to frost, fog, wind and cold winters, springs and early summers. The average temperature during the summer is 22 degrees Celsius, with peaks up to 28 degrees Celsius. Night time temperatures are colder with temperatures around 15 degrees Celsius on average. During the winter daytime temperatures are around 7 degrees Celsius and night time temperatures are around 2 degrees Celsius. It may snow from December till late April. The wettest months are November, December and January with an average of 17 rainy days per month. May, June and July are the sunniest months with about 6 hours of sunshine per day.


Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for York

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 6 1 2 18 n/a
February 6 1 2 14 n/a
March 9 2 3 16 n/a
April 12 4 4 14 n/a
May 15 6 6 14 n/a
June 19 9 6 13 n/a
July 20 11 5 12 n/a
August 20 11 5 13 n/a
September 18 9 4 13 n/a
October 14 7 3 15 n/a
November 9 3 2 17 n/a
December 7 1 1 17 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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