United Kingdom weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit United Kingdom

The best time to visit in United Kingdom is from June until August, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in United Kingdom is 22°C in July and the lowest is 7°C in January.

United Kingdom has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in United Kingdom or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather South United Kingdom by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 7 7 11 14 17 20 22 21 19 15 10 8
Precipitation (mm) 21 22 21 18 24 31 29 29 16 17 25 30

Average weather North United Kingdom by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 5 6 8 10 13 15 17 17 15 12 8 6
Water temp. (°C) 9 8 8 10 11 14 17 16 15 14 13 11
Precipitation (mm) 27 27 32 23 29 39 45 46 24 33 34 30

Average weather West United Kingdom by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 7 7 9 11 13 16 17 16 15 13 9 7
Water temp. (°C) 10 9 9 10 11 14 15 15 15 14 13 12
Precipitation (mm) 42 38 44 30 33 42 44 49 34 48 56 48

Average weather Southwest United Kingdom by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 7 8 10 12 15 17 19 18 17 14 11 9
Water temp. (°C) 11 10 10 11 13 15 17 17 18 17 15 13
Precipitation (mm) 12 12 12 5 15 10 10 15 8 15 20 19

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14 day weather forecast United Kingdom

The weather for in United Kingdom will be 3° till 6° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 6 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0.9 cm 7.8 mm 90% 5 m/s 0
Tuesday 7 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
6.4 cm 11.3 mm 95% 6 m/s 0
Wednesday 8 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0.1 cm 0.9 mm 50% 7 m/s 0
Thursday 9 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0.4 cm 0.6 mm 60% 1 m/s 0
Friday 10 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
0.3 cm 0.6 mm 55% 2 m/s 0
Saturday 11 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 0
Sunday 12 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
7.4 cm 6.9 mm 95% 2 m/s 0

Weather forecast next week

Monday 13 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
13.0 cm 14.7 mm 100% 4 m/s 0
Tuesday 14 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 26.4 mm 95% 8 m/s 0
Wednesday 15 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 6.1 mm 85% 5 m/s 0
Thursday 16 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 9.1 mm 90% 9 m/s 1
Friday 17 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 2.5 mm 70% 7 m/s 1
Saturday 18 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 1
Sunday 19 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 1

Climate United Kingdom

Click on a region of United Kingdom to view the climate:

Climate table of South United Kingdom (London)

South United Kingdom has the oceanic climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for South United Kingdom is 14° degrees and there is about 283 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 162 days a year with an average humidity of 82% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 7 7 11 14 17 20 22 21 19 15 10 8
Night temp. (°C) 2 2 3 5 8 10 13 13 11 9 6 3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 21 22 21 18 24 31 29 29 16 17 25 30
Days with rain 13 11 12 14 16 15 16 14 11 11 12 12
Days with snow 2 3 1 - - - - - - - - 2
Dry days 16 14 18 16 15 15 15 17 19 20 18 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 4 5 8 7 7 8 8 7 5 4 4
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 2 2 2 3 4 5 5 4 4 3 2 2
Climate data from city: London

Climate table of North United Kingdom (Edinburgh)

North United Kingdom has the oceanic climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for North United Kingdom is 11° degrees and there is about 390 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 128 days a year with an average humidity of 86% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 5 6 8 10 13 15 17 17 15 12 8 6
Night temp. (°C) 2 2 3 4 6 8 10 10 9 7 4 2
Water temp. (°C) 9 8 8 10 11 14 17 16 15 14 13 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 27 27 32 23 29 39 45 46 24 33 34 30
Days with rain 16 12 15 14 18 20 21 21 14 16 15 15
Days with snow 2 2 2 - - - - - - - 1 2
Dry days 13 14 14 16 13 10 10 10 16 15 14 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 4 5 7 7 8 7 7 6 4 4 4
Wind force (Bft) 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4
UV-index 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 2
Climate data from city: Edinburgh

Climate table of West United Kingdom (Belfast)

West United Kingdom has the oceanic climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for West United Kingdom is 12° degrees and there is about 508 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 105 days a year with an average humidity of 86% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 7 7 9 11 13 16 17 16 15 13 9 7
Night temp. (°C) 3 3 3 5 7 10 11 11 10 9 6 4
Water temp. (°C) 10 9 9 10 11 14 15 15 15 14 13 12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 42 38 44 30 33 42 44 49 34 48 56 48
Days with rain 18 16 17 16 17 18 20 23 16 17 18 16
Days with snow 3 2 1 - - - - - - - 1 1
Dry days 10 10 13 14 14 12 11 8 14 14 11 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 4 5 7 7 8 7 7 6 4 4 4
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
UV-index 2 2 2 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 2 2
Climate data from city: Belfast

Climate table of Southwest United Kingdom (Cardiff)

Southwest United Kingdom has the oceanic climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Southwest United Kingdom is 13° degrees and there is about 153 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 207 days a year with an average humidity of 84% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 7 8 10 12 15 17 19 18 17 14 11 9
Night temp. (°C) 4 4 4 6 8 11 13 13 11 10 7 5
Water temp. (°C) 11 10 10 11 13 15 17 17 18 17 15 13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 12 12 12 5 15 10 10 15 8 15 20 19
Days with rain 10 7 9 8 9 8 10 11 9 9 12 12
Days with snow 1 1 - - - - - - - - - 1
Dry days 20 20 22 22 22 22 21 20 21 22 18 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 4 6 8 8 8 8 8 7 5 4 4
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
UV-index 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 2
Climate data from city: Cardiff

United Kingdom weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for United Kingdom? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is United Kingdom?

United Kingdom lies in a straight line about 10,146 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → United Kingdom). By car the distance is 13,862 km. You are on your way 181 hours and 50 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to United Kingdom?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to United Kingdom is approximately 12 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in United Kingdom?

These are the largest airports in United Kingdom:

How many inhabitants are there in United Kingdom?

United Kingdom has approximately 66,040,229 inhabitants.

How big is United Kingdom?

The area of United Kingdom is around 243,610 km². It is 5x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the currency of United Kingdom?

In United Kingdom the Pound sterling (GBP) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 6 December 2021

  • 1 Pound sterling = 0.049 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 20.45 Pound sterling
  • 10 Pound sterling = 0.489 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 204.51 Pound sterling
  • 100 Pound sterling = 4.89 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 2,045.11 Pound sterling

What is the area code of United Kingdom?

The area code to call United Kingdom is +44.