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What is the climate like in London?

The climate of London has an average yearly temperature of 16°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 8°C and rise to 23°C.

Annually, about 692 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in London. Additionally, about 4,3 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit London is May until September. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit London.

Temperature 8 to 23°C
Rain 692 mm
Snow 4,3 cm

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The climate of London
  • Average yearly temperature: 16°C
  • Highest temperature: 23°C in July
  • Lowest temperature: 8°C in January
  • Rainfall: 692 mm per year, averaging 58 mm by month
  • Driest months: 29 mm in April, 44 mm in September and 46 mm in February
  • Wettest months: 115 mm in October, 67 mm in December and 63 mm in November
  • Snowfall: 4,3 cm per year

Climate table London

The climate table for London shows the average temperatures, rainfall, snowfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 8 10 11 15 18 22 23 22 20 15 11 9
Nighttime temperature (°C) 3 4 4 6 9 13 15 14 12 9 6 4
Rainfall (mm) 58 46 55 29 46 57 52 60 44 115 63 67
Snowfall (cm) 0,8 0,5 1,7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,3
UV Index 1 3 4 6 6 6 6 5 5 3 2 1
Best month No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No

Temperature by month in London

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in London, England

Temperature by month in London, England

Rainfall by month in London

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in London, England.

Rainfall by month in London, England

Snowfall by month in London

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters by month in London, England.

Snowfall by month in London, England

UV index by month in London

This graph shows the average UV index by month in London, England.

UV index by month in London, England

Yearly temperature in London

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in London, England, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in London, England

Yearly total rainfall in London

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in London, England.

Rainfall per year in London, England

Yearly snowfall in London

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in London, England, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in London, England

Weather experiences in London

The weather in London is rated an average of 3,3 out of 5 stars by 10 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

was very warm— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Surprisingly, there was less rain than expected. Cloud cover often relieved the oppressive heat. However, an umbrella was required.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

The days often began sunny, but it rained in the afternoon. However, the temperature was pleasant for a walk in the park.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Sunny moments alternated with cool days and light rain. Nevertheless, warmth prevailed and the overall atmosphere was surprisingly refreshing.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

July in London was mild with moderate rain and sunshine. The weather was typically British, unpredictable but generally pleasant enough to enjoy. Dress in layers to be prepared for changing weather conditions.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Poor StarStar

While the wet conditions were suitable for sightseeing in traditional British pubs, it was definitely not a place for sun or snow. Dress warmly!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

August was surprisingly mild in London, with temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius. Unfortunately, the beautiful weather was frequently interrupted by unexpected rain showers. Not a typical sun spot, but the occasional sunny spot was nice.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Poor StarStar

Not really suitable for outdoor activities. A warm coat and an umbrella are necessary items. Don't wait for sunshine or snowflakes.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Poor StarStar

Don't expect sunny days or snowy fun. Warm clothes and an umbrella are required!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

I was here in 2015 in early December and then it was quite warm for the time of year. We walked there then without coats. It was also exceptionally warm then in the Netherlands.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in London by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in London and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of London, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.