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

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

When to go to Durham, England, United Kingdom

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

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

January

If you visit Durham during January, you are likely to find 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 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 occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Durham 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.

It also snows once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Durham is cold and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Durham is cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Durham can be chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Durham is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) and about a third of the time 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 Durham, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Durham in September, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Durham is cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Durham during November, you are likely to find that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Durham is brisk 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.

It also snows once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Durham, 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 Durham
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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