When to go to Liverpool: climate, best time and tips month by month

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Liverpool, known worldwide mainly for the Beatles, the Titanic and the football team of the same name, is actually a pleasantly dynamic and lively city, overlooking the Irish Sea just a short distance from the Welsh border. Easily accessible from London (which makes it very convenient even for a one-day trip), Liverpool is certainly worth a visit especially for the various interesting attractions scattered throughout the city including museums, neoclassical public buildings (such as the imposing St George Hall), but also first-rate nightclubs and a gay district among the busiest.
If you are undecided which is the best time to visit the English city, we leave you some tips that could prove useful regarding the climate, the most popular events of each season and which places of interest are worthwhile or not to stop.



Index

  1. Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
  2. When to go to Liverpool: the cheapest period
  3. Liverpool in the Spring
  4. Liverpool in the Summer
  5. Liverpool in the Autumn
  6. Liverpool in Winter
  7. User questions and comments

Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation

  • Best time: from May to September. Despite some short and intense rain, the climate is clear and the temperatures pleasant
  • Period to avoid: none in particular, it often rains all year round, but temperatures are never cold. Autumn is the windiest and rainiest season, but you just need to cover up to visit it all year round

The climate in Liverpool is temperate and humid, but its coastal location makes it milder than other UK cities. All this determines a climate with uniform temperatures for all months, but unfortunately also clouds and precipitation all year round.

Winter is wet and rainy but never too cold, spring is the slightly less rainy season, summer is cool, sunny, never excessively hot, and sometimes windy, finally autumn is characterized by constant clouds, rain and wind .

The best time to visit the city is summer, from May to September, to enjoy mild weather days even if with frequent rains, but still less abundant than the rest of the year.



When to go to Liverpool: the cheapest period

The low season in Liverpool corresponds with autumn and winter, excluding holidays. In this period, however, you will find abundant rains and a particularly humid climate, but this is precisely the reason why the tourist influx decreases and the prices of flights and hotels are lowered.

The best compromise is late spring or early autumn (April - May or September-October).

Liverpool in the Spring

Spring in Liverpool is very cool and temperatures rise rather slowly. The month of May is the sunniest of the whole year, although passing clouds can cover the sky at multiple times during the day. Taking advantage of the good weather, I recommend that you follow a Liverpool tour in the footsteps of the Beatles, the legendary English group that made the history of music and whose image is deeply linked to that of the city. Start from the museum Beatles Story (ticket with skip-the-line entry from € 20,00 - buy online), and then pass by Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields park and the childhood homes of John, Paul, Ringo and George.
Also remember that the highly anticipated Southport Flower Show is held this season, a fair entirely dedicated to flowers and plants, ideal for gardening lovers but also for those who want to surround themselves with spring colors and scents.

Liverpool in the Summer

In summer, the climate is variable throughout the country so that it can change very quickly after a few hours. Among the best activities to do in Liverpool this season, I would like to point out one walk in the Albert Dock area: what was once a disreputable area has in fact transformed into a redeveloped neighborhood, full of restaurants, museums (such as the Maritime Museum and the Tate Gallery), as well as an infinity of pubs.
Alternatively, you could go as far as Crosby Beach to visit the very interesting installations of the artist Antony Gormley: more than 100 iron statues are scattered along 2km of beach, dedicated to the drama of emigration.

But if you are a great music lover, in August Liverpool is involved in musical events and concerts: among the most popular, the Liverpool Summer Pops (held inside the King's Dock Big Top Arena), the International Beatles Week Festival and the Mathew Street Festival (free and reserved for emerging bands).



Liverpool in the Autumn

Autumn brings back gray and cloudy days, even if there is no drastic drop in temperatures. To escape the bad weather, however, it is better to think about spending a few hours in one of the many city museums or pay a visit to what are nicknamed the three graces of the city: the Royal Liver Building (which was for a short time the tallest building in Europe), the Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building (built in honor of the British maritime force).

In September, mark the Liverpool International Street Festival which annually attracts hundreds of street artists and the Liverpool Biennial which instead deals with contemporary art.



Liverpool in Winter

The winter season tends to be cold and foggy, with strong winds from the north. However, snowfalls and frosts are quite rare in this area.
A good idea for escaping colder climates might be to visit the inside of the city's two cathedrals, located at opposite ends of Hope Street. The first is there Great Cathedral of Anglican worship, considered by some to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world; the other is the Cathedral dedicated to Christ the King, with rather bizarre exteriors.

If you are more interested in exhibitions and art galleries, however, I recommend the Walker Gallery (especially for the many works of Pre-Raphaelites).
During Christmas, however, you cannot miss the very famous markets that you will find located in the main streets and squares of the city.

How to dress: what to pack

  • In winter: warm clothes (sweaters, fleece, long trousers and / or jeans, gloves, scarf, hat), coat, shoes suitable for water and umbrella.
  • In summer: spring / autumn clothes (you can rarely go around in a T-shirt and shorts), leather jacket for the evening, umbrella.
  • In autumn and spring: spring / autumn clothes, but also some heavier sweaters for the evening or overcast days. Leather jacket and / or coat, umbrella.

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