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What is the climate like in United Kingdom?

The climate of United Kingdom has an average yearly temperature of 12°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 6°C and rise to 18°C.

Annually, about 1652 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in United Kingdom. Additionally, about 41 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit United Kingdom is June to September. Although it often rains during this period, it rains less than in other months. The temperatures are also good for visiting United Kingdom.

Temperature 6 to 18°C
Rain 1652 mm
Snow 41 cm

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The climate of United Kingdom
  • Average yearly temperature: 12°C
  • Highest temperature: 18°C in June, July and August
  • Lowest temperature: 6°C in January
  • Rainfall: 1652 mm per year, averaging 138 mm by month
  • Driest months: 62 mm in April, 80 mm in May and 100 mm in June
  • Wettest months: 202 mm in December, 178 mm in October and 175 mm in March
  • Snowfall: 41 cm per year

Climate table United Kingdom

The climate table for United Kingdom 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) 6 7 8 11 14 18 18 18 16 12 9 7
Nighttime temperature (°C) 1 1 1 3 6 9 10 10 8 6 4 2
Rainfall (mm) 169 166 175 62 80 100 116 146 117 178 141 202
Snowfall (cm) 16 13 3,5 1,5 0,6 0 0 0 0 0 2,0 4,3
UV Index 1 2 4 5 6 6 6 5 4 3 1 1
Best month No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No

Temperature by month in United Kingdom

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in United Kingdom

Temperature by month in United Kingdom

Rainfall by month in United Kingdom

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in United Kingdom.

Rainfall by month in United Kingdom

Snowfall by month in United Kingdom

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters by month in United Kingdom.

Snowfall by month in United Kingdom

UV index by month in United Kingdom

This graph shows the average UV index by month in United Kingdom.

UV index by month in United Kingdom

Yearly temperature in United Kingdom

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in United Kingdom, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in United Kingdom

Yearly total rainfall in United Kingdom

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in United Kingdom.

Rainfall per year in United Kingdom

Yearly snowfall in United Kingdom

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in United Kingdom, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in United Kingdom

Weather experiences in United Kingdom

The weather in United Kingdom is rated an average of 3 out of 5 stars by 8 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

A bit chilly and cold, but mostly sunny— This text has been automatically translated into English

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A combination of moderate temperatures and light clouds with light showers. Be sure to bring an umbrella in addition to your protection from the sun!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Poor StarStar

Cold and humid, not ideal for outdoor events. Ideal for indoor activities, less so for outdoor events.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

Be prepared for unpredictable weather conditions and always bring an umbrella and extra gear.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Poor StarStar

The temperature was often below zero. Although the snow was beautiful, it made the roads unsafe. However, this does not diminish the festive atmosphere of the holidays.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

April weather in Britain was changeable. Generally quite chilly, but dry. Often cloudy and sometimes surprisingly bright, sunny days. Ideal for walks in town or in nature.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

July in Britain is changeable. One day it can be sunny and warm, the next it can be cloudy and rainy. Being prepared for anything is the best advice. The temperature is pleasant and varies between 15 and 25 degrees.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

It was sunny one day and raining the next. It was chilly, so a coat was always needed. Beautiful fall weather for a walk in nature.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in United Kingdom by month

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