Colchester, England, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


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.

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

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  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Colchester can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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February

If you visit Colchester during February, you will probably see that it is cold 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 low 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 regularly and snow sometimes. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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March

March in Colchester is cold, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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April

In April, Colchester can be very chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s 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 April, humidity reaches as high as 70%. There is frost once in a while.

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May

May in Colchester is crisp and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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June

June in this region is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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July

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

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August

If you visit Colchester during August, you might find that it is balmy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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September

In September, Colchester is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and once in a while 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 Colchester, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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October

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

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November

If you go to Colchester in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost sometimes.

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December

December in Colchester is brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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Activities for Colchester, England, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Colchester.

If you go to the Hollytrees Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Colchester Castle, take:


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