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

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

When to go to Essex, England, United Kingdom

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

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

January

January in Essex 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 regularly.

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Essex can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

It also snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Essex is brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. 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 Essex, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Essex is crisp, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Essex is relatively cool and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s 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 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is mild and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July is warm and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella

August

August for Essex is mild 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:

  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Essex can be chilly, 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost occasionally. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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