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

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

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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 Dorset, England, United Kingdom

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

Important essentials for Dorset, England, United Kingdom

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.


  • 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).

General health necessities

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

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January

In January, Dorset can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Dorset, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost regularly.

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February

February in this region is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains about a third of the time.

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March

In March, Dorset can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Dorset, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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April

April is cool and somewhat rainy. 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.

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May

May is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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June

If you visit Dorset during June, you will probably find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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July

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

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August

If you go to Dorset in August, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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September

If you visit Dorset during September, you might notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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October

If you are traveling to Dorset in October, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

November in Dorset can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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December

December in Dorset is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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Activities for Dorset, England, United Kingdom

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

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