The level of rainfall in and around Ashford is largely influenced by the High Weald and the North Downs.
From June to September, the rainfall is very showery, falling over shorter periods. It is normally more intense than in November to February, as during this period it combines with low pressure area frontal systems and occurs over longer periods.
Over the course of an average year there is an average of 116 days which will record a total of over 1 mm of rain.
The weather station serving Ashford is located in Wye, which is about 3½ miles to the north east.
The nearest official Met Office station is located at Faversham and is a little over 14 miles north east.
The record maximum temperature reported was 38.5 °C or 101.3 °F occurring in 2003.
The average maximum temperature from May to September is 31.5 °C or 88.7 °F.
The average summer temperature is 19.62 °C or 67.32 °F.
The record minimum temperature of −17.8 °C or −0.0 °F occurred in January 1985.