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

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

When to go to Colchester, England, United Kingdom

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

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

January

If you visit Colchester during January, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day.

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Colchester can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Colchester is brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Colchester, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April can be brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Colchester is chilly and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and about half of the time 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 Colchester, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Colchester is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July for Colchester is balmy 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:

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

August

August in Colchester is mild and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Colchester is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Colchester can be chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Colchester can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Colchester is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Colchester, 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 Colchester
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful 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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