Hay-on-wye (Y Gelli) Weather And Best Time To Visit Hay-on-wye (Y Gelli)
Hay-on-Wye’s population is just 2,000 people and the town has over 30 bookstores, which means there’s a bookstore for every 70 people here! Thus justifying its repute of being the most erudite town in the UK. Hay-on-Wye’s scholarly roots go back to Richard Booth, a local literature enthusiast, who launched a promotion to declare the town as an independent entity (kingdom), and even though, everyone laughed at the thought, 40 years hence, the town continues to live up to its legacy! Although you can visit this book town any time of the year, the best time to witness Hay-on-Wye in its element is to visit here during the Hay Festival from the end of May through the end of September. The weather is lovely at this time too.
Spring season in Hay-on-Wye is relatively cold, with the high temperature oscillating between 19°C to 10°C, with the later months ending up being warmer in comparison. On average, the town experiences 23-24 dry days in a month during springtime. With over 4-7 days of significant rainfall each month, March through May is the second busiest time of the year from a tourism standpoint for the town and busy with its calendar of events.
Summers are excellent for indulging in road trips and cycling or walking trails in the town of Hay-on-Wye. June through August in Hay-on-Wye experiences comfortably cool weather with comfortable temperatures as well. Rainfall each month varies between 6-8 days, and because of the season being the busiest time of the year for incoming tourist traffic, lodging and accommodation in the town are bound to be expensive.
Autumn’s average temperature varies between 20°C and 9°C giving off the chills owing to the humidity and wind levels. On average, the town experiences 20-25 dry days in a month during fall. Rain or snowfalls occurrences each month range between 4-9 days, slowing down tourism from September through November, opening doors for some lucrative deals on lodging and accommodation.
December through February is very cold and may be uncomfortable for warm weather travelers. The average temperature during winters sticks between 9°C and 7°C, with rainfall of 6-8 days and snowfall occurrences of 1-3 days in a month. Winters are dull and slow for tourism in Hay-on-Wye, with not music to do, no festivals or literature events that are its highlight. The best you could do is hole up in a bookstore and while your time away reading as snow falls outside. But that's not why most people go out on vacation, so you can drop winter.