Stow-on-the-Wold is known as the place “where the cold wind blows”, which truly could define just about anyplace in England. But in Stow-on-the-Wold, the weather proves this nickname true.

It’s never hot in Stow-on-the-Wold. You won’t need your shorts and tank tops here. What you will need is an umbrella, just in case, and a light jacket. Dressing in layers isn’t a bad idea, but depending on the time of year, you could most likely be keeping those layers on.

Summertime is the most popular season here. From May to September is when you’ll find the highest number of fellow travelers in Stow-on-the-Wold, but it’s also rainy this time of year, with an average of 1-2 inches falling each month of the summer (which compares to about 2-4 inches each month of the winter).

In these busy summer months, temperatures won’t generally rise above the mid to high 70s. The average high in Stow-on-the-Wold in July and August is about 75 degrees. The nighttime low averages about 50. The average rainfall in July – the driest month in Stow-on-the-Wold – is just under 2 inches.

If you decide to visit during the quiet winter months, be prepared for two things – first, some businesses are closed during the winter months if they cater specifically to tourists and second, it’s cold and rainy here.

The average high during December is 41 degrees. At night, it gets down to just about freezing. It’s fairly rainy, too. December and January are the wettest months, with an average of 3 to 4 inches falling each month.