Generally the coldest (winter) months will be between November and March. The warmest (summer) weather will occur between May and September. Having said that, you will find that you can enjoy a beautiful warm day in March or get a cold and rainy day in July! An umbrella and waterproof coat are essential as rain showers occur throughout the year. While we rarely get prolonged periods of rain, showers can occur several times in one day. It snows only occasionally in our part of the UK but during the winter months the temperature will often dip below zero degrees Celsius, particularly in the night.
The British electrical supply is rated at 240 volts/50 cycles. It is important to review manufacturer's instructions to ensure that any electrical equipment you wish to bring to the UK is compatible. Conversion plugs are widely available from electrical shops.
You should also be aware that many of the older College residence halls have only one or two electrical plugs and have restrictions on the amount of power which equipment can use. You will be advised about any limitations or restrictions on electrical equipment in the information sent with your room assignment. Please be advised that you cannot use personal cooking equipment in the pantries in many Halls.