Cambridge, England, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Cambridge, England, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Cambridge, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Cambridge, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Cambridge, England, United Kingdom by month

January

January in this region is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost regularly. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces

February

February in Cambridge is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat

March

March can be brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost regularly. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks

April

April for Cambridge is cool and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost sometimes. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

May

If you go to Cambridge in May, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses

June

In June, Cambridge is mild and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 10s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Cambridge, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans

July

July in Cambridge is a perfect temperature and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear

August

August in Cambridge is mild and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

If you go to Cambridge in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

October

In October, Cambridge can be chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Cambridge, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

November

November in Cambridge can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens

December

December is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Cambridge, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Cambridge
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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