Ipswich Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK)

Waterfront view, showing the Old Custom HouseThose visiting the town of Ipswich during the spring can expect to find a mixture of weather. May is generally a fairly sunny month in Ipswich, when the climate begins to noticeably warm up and the skies are blue, although being spring, heavy April showers really can occur anytime between March and May, so do check the latest weather forecasts before deciding what to wear, and whether or not an umbrella is likely to be necessary.

Towards the end of May, the summer climate really is only just around the corner, with temperatures often reaching 18°C / 64°F or even more than 20°C / 68°F on occasion. At this time of the year, the increased daylight hours in Ipswich also mean that you have more time to sightsee and explore, with less chance of a downpour.

Photo of the Neptune Quay waterfront and the Salthouse Harbour Hotel

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

July and August are reliably the warmest months of the year, when temperatures are known to exceed 25°C / 77°F and climb even higher during the sunniest of weather. The appealing summer climate is when most people choose to pay a visit to this county town, with the Ipswich Arts Festival at the end of June taking full advantage of the sunshine.

The winters in Ipswich are relatively mild, and while overnight frosts do occur from time to time, they are rarely severe. Snow is known to make an appearance in the winter, although usually only in the form of a short-lived flurry in January or February.

Ipswich Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



7°C / 45°F
1°C / 34°F


7°C / 45°F
1°C / 34°F


9°C / 48°F
2°C / 36°F


12°C / 54°F
4°C / 39°F


16°C / 61°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
11°C / 52°F


18°C / 64°F
8°C / 46°F


15°C / 59°F
6°C / 43°F


10°C / 50°F
3°C / 37°F


7°C / 45°F
1°C / 34°F