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

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Traveling to Southampton, England, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Southampton, this article contains 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 Southampton, England, United Kingdom

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

Important essentials for Southampton, England, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Southampton, 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 great choice.


  • 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 Southampton, England, United Kingdom

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

If you go to Tudor House and Garden, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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

If you see SeaCity Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Calshot Castle, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Southampton.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you vacation in Southampton during January, you will probably notice that it is pretty cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. 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 two thirds of the time.

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February

February in this region is brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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March

March in Southampton can be brisk, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 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).

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April

April in Southampton is crisp, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

If you are traveling to Southampton in May, you will notice that it is chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

If you visit Southampton during June, you will probably see that it is mild, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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July

July in this region is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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August

August in Southampton is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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September

September in this region is mild, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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October

October in Southampton is cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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November

In November, Southampton is cold, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Southampton, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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December

December in Southampton is cold, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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