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

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Traveling to Oxford, England, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Oxford, we have 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 Oxford, England, United Kingdom

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

Important essentials for Oxford, England, United Kingdom

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Oxford, England, United Kingdom

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

If you are intending to see the beautiful University Church of St Mary the Virgin, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to University of Oxford Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Oxford.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Oxford 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 regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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February

February in Oxford is brisk. 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 occasionally. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost about a third of the time.

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March

Traveling to Oxford in March, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

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April

April in Oxford is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 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 50% to 60% range on average.

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May

In May, Oxford is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and sometimes jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Oxford, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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June

Traveling to Oxford in June, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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July

July in Oxford is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

August for Oxford is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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September

September in Oxford is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

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October

In October, Oxford is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and 5-10 days this month 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 Oxford, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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November

November in Oxford is cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 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 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost sometimes.

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December

December in Oxford 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 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 80% range on average. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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