Pickering is in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. The city is of medieval origin and has a population of 6,846. The city lies on the border of the North York Moors National Park.
Visitors start their trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Pickering, an important town of the county. The city is a historic market town and houses many well preserved medieval castles. People here are mainly engaged in retailing, tourism and small industries.
Pickering enjoys a temperate maritime climate as it is located in the north of the UK. The passage of mid-latitude depressions dominate the climate. The coldest month is January while August is the warmest month.
Weather changes from day-to-day and the Gulf Stream makes the climate of the region mild. Rain falls for 128 days of the year. Pickering records a history of heavy flooding every 5 years on average, however, some parts experience it annually.
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