Bradford weather features all the characteristics so typical of conditions found almost everywhere in England. In other words, weather in Bradford is classified as oceanic, with the Atlantic Ocean and the near-by Pennines mountain range both have an immense influence on its disposition, the latter shielding the city from the significantly colder conditions of the west. Thanks to the imposing presence of the Pennines, Bradford weather is not only warmer than some of its neighboring areas, it also experiences less precipitation and enjoys more amounts of sun filled days.
However, the biggest characteristic of Bradford weather is its unpredictability and its tendency to change between sharply contracting conditions, often within the space of a single day. What often starts as a rather splendid day with the sun perched high in the sky, can often do an about face by the early afternoon becoming gloomy and rainy. Needless to say that the peculiarities of Bradford weather are such, that the opposite remains a distinct possibility for the most part of the year.
Bradford weather during the winter season – which covers the months of November, December and January – is characterized by the abundant amounts of precipitation the city receives, which lend conditions a decisively wet and murky disposition. However even the longest rainy spells can be intercepted by fine, sunny days with clear blue skies. Undeniably though, Bradford weather is at its coldest during the winter months, so if you are visiting the city around this time of the year, warm clothes and an umbrella are a must at all times. During February – by far the coldest month of the year – daily temperature averages hover around freezing point; it’s not unusual however for mercury to take a nose dive, dropping as low as -5°C. Although not completely uncommon, snow is something of a rarity.
Spring descents upon Bradford with the arrival of March and its characterized by wet and windy days with mercury remaining at rather mild levels. Towards the end of spring though, heavy showers are almost certain to put in an appearance; however spring is regarded to be one of the best times to visit the city, mainly due to the fact that overall Bradford weather is at its absolute finest during this time of the year.
During summer, weather in Bradford is predominantly mild, although occasionally conditions tend to lean towards hot patterns. While the daily average temperature is 19.9°C, occasionally mercury can soar to heights of just above 30°C.
Summer weather in Leeds is characterized by mild but sometimes hot conditions; days are typically extremely sunny with daily average temperatures reaching a high of 19.9°C. The summer begins in June and runs right through to September, with July and August being the warmest months of the year. On the odd and rather rare occasion, temperatures during summer can soar all the way to 30°C o higher.