Peterborough Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK)

Photo of the cathedralThe maritime climate of Peterborough consists of warm summers and relatively mild winters. In general, when compared to other areas of England, the East Anglia region does tend to experience slightly sunnier weather and higher temperatures, although the winter months can often be a little more frosty.

Being located inland, away from the coastline and the subsequent Atlantic depressions, Peterborough enjoys a rather dry climate, with under 600 mm / 23.5 inches of rain for the entire year. Rainy weather is spread quite evenly throughout the year, although records do indicate that February, April and May are reliably the driest months of the year.

Picture showing the historic council office

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

The summer climate in Peterborough is understandably when most tourists choose to visit the city. July is usually the hottest month, when the fine days see daytime averages of between 21°C / 70°F and 22°C / 72°F, occasionally peaking during periods of extremely sunny weather at more than 30°C / 86°F.

The warm days and mild evenings continue right into September, although by the time that the autumnal shades of October arrive, you can clearly sense a chill in the air, particularly in the mornings and evenings.

Peterborough Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



7°C / 45°F
0°C / 32°F


8°C / 46°F
0°C / 34°F


9°C / 48°F
2°C / 36°F


12°C / 54°F
3°C / 37°F


15°C / 59°F
6°C / 43°F


19°C / 66°F
9°C / 48°F


22°C / 72°F
11°C / 52°F


21°C / 70°F
12°C / 54°F


18°C / 64°F
8°C / 46°F


14°C / 57°F
6°C / 43°F


10°C / 50°F
3°C / 37°F


7°C / 45°F
1°C / 34°F