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The climate of Durham (England)
Durham is a city in the northern part of England; located in County Durham. The city has several beautiful sites and Durhamís surroundings are very beautiful. The Durham Dales are an area of outstanding natural beauty. The biggest waterfall in England can be found here. County Durham has a typical English coastline with high cliffs. Everywhere along the coast you can go for beautiful walks offering beautiful views of the sea. The city of Durham is a beautiful old city. A beautiful cathedral can be admired here which is more than 1,000 years old and is one of the most important historical buildings in the north of England. Durham used to be defended from Durham castle; it also used to be the residence of the bishops of Durham. Nowadays the castle is home to Durham University. There are guided tours for the public here. Several museums and beautiful old buildings can be admired in the historical center of Durham. In the vicinity of Durham several castles and stately homes can be found; which are also open for public.
Durham has a sea climate. Durham gets about 121 rainy days; evenly spread out over the year. However, most of the rain falls during the autumn. During the summer temperatures are around 20 degrees Celsius. During July the least amount of rain falls. However, this is compensated by the large amount of rain that falls in August. During the winter Durham gets about 50 frosty days. However, temperatures are around 4.5 degrees Celsius on average.


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

temperature (įC)


temperature (įC)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (įC)
January 6 1 2 18 n/a
February 7 1 2 15 n/a
March 8 2 3 17 n/a
April 10 4 4 15 n/a
May 14 6 6 15 n/a
June 18 9 6 14 n/a
July 19 11 5 16 n/a
August 19 11 5 16 n/a
September 17 9 4 15 n/a
October 13 7 3 17 n/a
November 9 3 2 18 n/a
December 7 2 1 18 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 donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít 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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