Colchester Zoo

Attractions in Colchester, Essex.

With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. As you walk around the zoo there’s plenty of play areas to try out including the indoor soft play area Jungle Tumble with a section for under 3s and play equipment so the kids can release their wild side! Learn more about the animals and see them up close by watching one of over 50 daily displays. You even get the fantastic opport...

7 Day Forecast For Colchester Zoo

Our 7 day weather forecast for Colchester updated throughout the day, making it ideal for planning leisure activities, travel and events. Read more about our weather forecasts.

Friday 05th March 2021

On Friday 05th March 2021 the sun will rise at 06:33 and will set at 17:44. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 5.7°C. Today is expected to be a dry day, with a very low chance of rain. It will be quite a breezy day, with a maximum expected wind speed of 22mph.

12am
Cloudy skies
Cloudy skies
3°C (37°F)
Wind 12mph
Gusting to 19mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1028mb
Humidity: 77%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
2°C (35°F)
Wind 11mph
Gusting to 19mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1029mb
Humidity: 77%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Cloudy skies
Cloudy skies
1°C (34°F)
Wind 11mph
Gusting to 22mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1030mb
Humidity: 72%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
3°C (37°F)
Wind 14mph
Gusting to 22mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1031mb
Humidity: 67%
Visibility: 6.2mi
12pm
Cloudy skies
Cloudy skies
5°C (41°F)
Wind 13mph
Gusting to 18mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1032mb
Humidity: 63%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
6°C (42°F)
Wind 12mph
Gusting to 15mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1033mb
Humidity: 62%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Clear skies
Clear skies
5°C (42°F)
Wind 8mph
Gusting to 10mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1033mb
Humidity: 68%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Clear skies
Clear skies
4°C (40°F)
Wind 8mph
Gusting to 9mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1035mb
Humidity: 78%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Saturday 06th March 2021

On Saturday 06th March 2021 the sun will rise at 06:30 and will set at 17:46. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 5.6°C. Today is expected to be a dry day, with a very low chance of rain. It will be a very clam day today, with a maximum expected wind speed of 13mph.

12am
Clear skies
Clear skies
2°C (36°F)
Wind 7mph
Gusting to 11mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1035mb
Humidity: 82%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Cloudy skies
Cloudy skies
1°C (34°F)
Wind 7mph
Gusting to 12mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1035mb
Humidity: 83%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Cloudy skies
Cloudy skies
1°C (34°F)
Wind 7mph
Gusting to 13mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1035mb
Humidity: 81%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
4°C (40°F)
Wind 7mph
Gusting to 10mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1035mb
Humidity: 68%
Visibility: 6.2mi
12pm
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
6°C (42°F)
Wind 6mph
Gusting to 8mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1035mb
Humidity: 59%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3pm
Cloudy skies
Cloudy skies
6°C (42°F)
Wind 5mph
Gusting to 6mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1033mb
Humidity: 60%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
4°C (39°F)
Wind 4mph
Gusting to 6mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1032mb
Humidity: 68%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Clear skies
Clear skies
3°C (37°F)
Wind 2mph
Gusting to 4mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1032mb
Humidity: 77%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Sunday 07th March 2021

On Sunday 07th March 2021 the sun will rise at 06:28 and will set at 17:47. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 6.6°C. Today is expected to be a dry day, with a very low chance of rain. It will be a very clam day today, with a maximum expected wind speed of 8mph.

12am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
1°C (34°F)
Wind 2mph
Gusting to 4mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1031mb
Humidity: 79%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Clear skies
Clear skies
1°C (33°F)
Wind 4mph
Gusting to 6mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1030mb
Humidity: 80%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
0°C (33°F)
Wind 5mph
Gusting to 8mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1029mb
Humidity: 80%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
3°C (38°F)
Wind 5mph
Gusting to 6mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1028mb
Humidity: 68%
Visibility: 6.2mi
12pm
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
6°C (42°F)
Wind 4mph
Gusting to 5mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1027mb
Humidity: 57%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3pm
Sunny skies
Sunny skies
7°C (44°F)
Wind 4mph
Gusting to 5mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1025mb
Humidity: 57%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Clear skies
Clear skies
4°C (39°F)
Wind 3mph
Gusting to 6mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1024mb
Humidity: 76%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Clear skies
Clear skies
3°C (37°F)
Wind 4mph
Gusting to 8mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1025mb
Humidity: 82%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Monday 08th March 2021

On Monday 08th March 2021 the sun will rise at 06:26 and will set at 17:49. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 8.2°C. Today is expected to be a dry day, with a very low chance of rain. It will be a very clam day today, with a maximum expected wind speed of 12mph.

12am
Clear skies
Clear skies
2°C (35°F)
Wind 4mph
Gusting to 8mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1024mb
Humidity: 82%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Clear skies
Clear skies
2°C (35°F)
Wind 6mph
Gusting to 11mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1023mb
Humidity: 86%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Clear skies
Clear skies
1°C (34°F)
Wind 5mph
Gusting to 9mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1024mb
Humidity: 92%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
4°C (40°F)
Wind 5mph
Gusting to 6mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1024mb
Humidity: 81%
Visibility: 6.2mi
12pm
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
8°C (45°F)
Wind 4mph
Gusting to 5mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1024mb
Humidity: 68%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3pm
Cloudy skies
Cloudy skies
8°C (47°F)
Wind 5mph
Gusting to 7mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1022mb
Humidity: 68%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6pm
Clear skies
Clear skies
5°C (42°F)
Wind 6mph
Gusting to 11mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1022mb
Humidity: 83%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Clear skies
Clear skies
4°C (39°F)
Wind 6mph
Gusting to 12mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1023mb
Humidity: 86%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Tuesday 09th March 2021

On Tuesday 09th March 2021 the sun will rise at 06:24 and will set at 17:51. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 6.5°C. A few showers are expected, 4mm of rainfall is possible today. It will be quite a breezy day, with a maximum expected wind speed of 21mph.

12am
Clear skies
Clear skies
3°C (37°F)
Wind 7mph
Gusting to 12mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1022mb
Humidity: 87%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Clear skies
Clear skies
2°C (35°F)
Wind 8mph
Gusting to 14mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1021mb
Humidity: 88%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
1°C (34°F)
Wind 9mph
Gusting to 18mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1020mb
Humidity: 87%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
5°C (40°F)
Wind 14mph
Gusting to 20mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1020mb
Humidity: 81%
Visibility: 6.2mi
12pm
Light rain
Light rain
5°C (41°F)
Wind 14mph
Gusting to 21mph
Rain: 2mm
Pressure: 1019mb
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 5.6mi
3pm
Patchy light rain
Patchy light rain
7°C (44°F)
Wind 8mph
Gusting to 12mph
Rain: 2mm
Pressure: 1018mb
Humidity: 93%
Visibility: 5.6mi
6pm
Clear skies
Clear skies
6°C (43°F)
Wind 7mph
Gusting to 13mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1018mb
Humidity: 91%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9pm
Clear skies
Clear skies
5°C (42°F)
Wind 6mph
Gusting to 11mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1018mb
Humidity: 91%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Wednesday 10th March 2021

On Wednesday 10th March 2021 the sun will rise at 06:21 and will set at 17:53. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 8.7°C. A light shower is possible, 1mm of rainfall is possible today. Some quite strong winds are possible today, with a maximum expected wind speed of 48mph.

12am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
4°C (39°F)
Wind 11mph
Gusting to 21mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1017mb
Humidity: 96%
Visibility: 6.2mi
3am
Partly cloudy skies
Partly cloudy skies
6°C (43°F)
Wind 15mph
Gusting to 25mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1014mb
Humidity: 94%
Visibility: 6.2mi
6am
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
7°C (45°F)
Wind 21mph
Gusting to 33mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1012mb
Humidity: 91%
Visibility: 6.2mi
9am
Light rain
Light rain
7°C (45°F)
Wind 27mph
Gusting to 42mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1009mb
Humidity: 88%
Visibility: 5.6mi
12pm
Light rain
Light rain
8°C (46°F)
Wind 31mph
Gusting to 48mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1006mb
Humidity: 88%
Visibility: 5.6mi
3pm
Light rain
Light rain
8°C (47°F)
Wind 29mph
Gusting to 45mph
Rain: 1mm
Pressure: 1003mb
Humidity: 89%
Visibility: 5.6mi
6pm
Patchy light drizzle
Patchy light drizzle
9°C (48°F)
Wind 17mph
Gusting to 28mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1003mb
Humidity: 86%
Visibility: 3.1mi
9pm
Overcast skies
Overcast skies
6°C (44°F)
Wind 14mph
Gusting to 24mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1003mb
Humidity: 83%
Visibility: 6.2mi
Thursday 11th March 2021

On Thursday 11th March 2021 the sun will rise at 06:19 and will set at 17:54. It will be a mild day, with temperatures reaching around 5.9°C. Today is expected to be a dry day, with a very low chance of rain. It will be quite a breezy day, with a maximum expected wind speed of 18mph.

12am
Light drizzle
Light drizzle
6°C (43°F)
Wind 11mph
Gusting to 18mph
Rain: 0mm
Pressure: 1000mb
Humidity: 90%
Visibility: 1.2mi

About Our Weather Forecast For Colchester

Our weather forecast for Colchester is updated throughout the day and has been found to be very reliable for planning activities such as days out, leisure, travel, events, fishing, golf and gardening.

For activities that rely on weather forecasts for safety or financial reasons, such as farming, flying, sailing and shipping, we have found our forecasts to be reliable, but we always recommend that you compare several weather forecast sources to ensure you are able to plan your activities safely.

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road, Stanway
Colchester
Essex
CO3 0SL

01206 331292

With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit.

As you walk around the zoo there’s plenty of play areas to try out including the indoor soft play area Jungle Tumble with a section for under 3s and play equipment so the kids can release their wild side! Learn more about the animals and see them up close by watching one of over 50 daily displays. You even get the fantastic opportunity to feed the elephants and giraffes yourself and take a ride on the ‘Lost Madagascar Express’ road train! You can also come face to face with Komodo Dragons; see white rhino, giraffes, ostrich and kudu roaming together at Kingdom of the Wild and walk underwater through the 24m tunnel at the Playa Patagonia sealion pool.

Recent additions include ‘Bears of the Rising Sun’, a state of the art enclosure which houses two beautiful sun bears , Jo Jo and Srey Ya and ‘Australian Rainbows’, a tropical walkthrough which houses a large group of lorikeets offering visitors a chance to feed them a treat of nectar.

And don't forget to pop into the ‘Sensation Station’ and have a go at handling some furry friends and scaly species before visiting the discovery centre and getting your face painted like your favourite animal!

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