Ipswich, where it's located

The climate of Ipswich is oceanic, with quite cold, rainy winters and mild, relatively rainy summers.
The city is located in the south-east of England, in Suffolk, near the North Sea coast.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 4.1 °C (39 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 17.8 °C (64 °F). The lowest record is -16.1 °C (22.4 °F), set in January 1963, the highest is 35.2 °C (95 °F), set in August 2003. Here are the average temperatures.
Ipswich - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)1124610121210732
Max (°C)781014182123232015108
Min (°F)343436394350545450453736
Max (°F)454650576470737368595046

Precipitation amounts to 570 millimeters (22.4 inches) per year: so, it is one of the least rainy cities in Britain. It ranges from 35 mm (1.4 in) in the driest months (February, July) to 60 mm (2.4 in) in the wettest (October). Here is the average precipitation.
Ipswich - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)503540404050355050605555570
Prec.(in)21.41.61.61.621.4222.42.22.222.4
Days11910889878101010107

On average, there are around 1,710 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Ipswich - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours234677775432

The sea temperature ranges between 7 °C (45 °F) and 17 °C (63 °F). So, it never becomes warm for swimming. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Ipswich - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)8778101316171715129
Temp (°F)464545465055616363595448

Ipswich

Best Time


The best time to visit Ipswich is the summer, or more generally from mid-May to mid-September: temperatures are generally good for outdoors activities, although it's better to bring an umbrella, and a sweatshirt or sweater for the evening or for cool days.