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