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

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

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.

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

January

January in Oxford is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost regularly. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Oxford during February, you are likely to find that it is cold. 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 70 and 80% during the day.

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly and snow occasionally. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Oxford is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 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:

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

April

April in Oxford is crisp and somewhat rainy. 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:

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

May

In May, Oxford is relatively cool 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%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Oxford is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) and regularly 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 Oxford, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Oxford is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Oxford, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August for Oxford is balmy. 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:

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October for Oxford is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in Oxford during November, you are likely to find that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Oxford can be 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.

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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Oxford
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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