Best Time to Visit England

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit England. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of London und Liverpool. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit England for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 2 °C to 22 °C
Waves Symbol 7 °C to 17 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.423.98 in (10 – 18 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 9.7 °C (Liverpool) and 11 °C (London)
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Geographical location

England is located in the northwest of Europe. England is a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. England borders Scotland to the north and Wales to the west.

More than 54 million people live on an area of about 81000 square miles. This results in a population density of 417 inhabitants per square kilometre. In comparison: in Germany about 227 people live on one square kilometre.

Nevertheless, England is the most densely populated country within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

It is a parliamentary monarchy. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, but the prime minister is the head of government. The capital London, Europe’s third largest city after Moscow and Istanbul.

Climate in England

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' England represents the south of Great Britain. This region is characterized by a humid oceanic climate. Characteristic for the weather are moderately warm summers and cool winter months. The Gulf Stream strongly influences the climate. Due to its island location, the weather is expected to be very changeable all year round.

The southwest of England is particularly marked by the Gulf Stream. This ocean current transports a lot of warm air and ensures that the winter months do not get colder than 8 °C. Even after dusk, temperatures generally do not drop below zero degrees Celsius.

In the summer months, temperatures in London rise to a maximum of 22 °C, in Liverpool to up to 20 °C. More precipitation falls in northern England in the course of the year than in the southern regions. Here you can expect only 19.69 in of rain per year.

Best Time to Visit England: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 7 °C
Water max. 9 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 8 °C
Water max. 9 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 11 °C
Water max. 8 °C
AprilApr
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 11 °C
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NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 11 °C
Water max. 14 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 8 °C
Water max. 12 °C

When to visit England?


The winter months in England are characterized by little solar radiation. Short days and quite a lot of rain create an uncomfortable atmosphere. The best time to visit England is from June to September. These months are characterised by lower precipitation values than the spring and winter months. In addition, the temperatures are much more pleasant.

In England there seems to be a real summer with over 20 °C and up to seven hours of sunshine a day. For all nature and botany lovers, the spring month of May is recommended. Gardens and parks are wrapped in colourful dresses and offer wonderful backdrops for long walks and hikes. If you are more attracted to the cities, you should decide to travel in the summer months for climatic reasons.

Unfortunately, the good weather also brings with it a great crowd of people. Especially in the capital London you should plan waiting times for many highlights and attractions. But this does not cloud the experience in this wonderful city.

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (England) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
LondonMay, June, July, August, September, and October
LiverpoolJune, July, August, and September

Climate Charts England

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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London

Climate Chart London
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Liverpool

Climate Chart Liverpool
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Water Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables England

In the following, you will find some climate tables for England, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in London (England)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature10°13°17°20°22°22°19°15°10°
Night Temperature12°14°13°11°
Water Temperature10°11°14°15°17°17°16°14°12°
Precipitation (inch)2.091.421.891.852.011.971.892.132.092.242.242.24
Rainy days151113131311101111121413
Hours of Sunshine224577665321
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in London is 11 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (18 °C)
Coldest month: January (4.8 °C)

The maximum water temperature in London is 17 °C. Comfortable bathing is possible at water temperatures of about 21 °C.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
August, and September

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 24.06 inch on 147 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.1 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Liverpool (England)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature12°16°18°20°19°17°13°
Night Temperature11°13°12°10°
Water Temperature11°13°16°17°16°15°12°10°
Precipitation (inch)3.823.73.983.352.682.81.572.171.732.43.072.56
Rainy days181517161516141515171818
Hours of Sunshine224567654321
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Liverpool is 9.7 °C.

Warmest month: July (16.4 °C)
Coldest month: January (4.4 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Liverpool is 17 °C. Comfortable bathing is possible at water temperatures of about 21 °C.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
August

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 33.82 inch on 194 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 3.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


London in particular has countless cultural highlights to offer. London’s Westend offers a stage for a large number of musicals and plays. A visit to the district alone is highly recommended. Bloomsbury is home to one of London’s most famous museums, the British Museum. The Natural History Museum is well worth a visit for its architecture alone.

You can enjoy a wonderful view from the world-famous London Eye, an absolute highlight of London. Other popular sights in England are Windsor Castle, Stonehenge near Amesbury and the Minack Theatre (Penzance). Our favourite beach in England is Woolacombe Beach on the north coast of the English county of Devon.

More information about the best things to do: London

Popular Activities

More attractions

London: The London Eye Ticket with Fast-Track Option | London: Tower of London and Crown Jewels Exhibition Ticket | Madame Tussauds London | London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise | Liverpool Football Club: Museum and Stadium Tour | The View from The Shard: Direct Entry Ticket | St Paul’s Cathedral Entry Ticket |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in London (Station Poplar)
few clouds     few clouds, 6.1 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 4 mph NNW
Air Pressure: 1009 hPa       Humidity: 88 %
Last updated: 5th Dec 2021, 06:12 pm
The next days …
6th Dec 20217th Dec 20218th Dec 20219th Dec 202110th Dec 202111th Dec 2021
heavy intensity rain4 °C to 7 °Cmoderate rain2 °C to 6 °Clight rain5 °C to 7 °Cscattered clouds3 °C to 6 °Cmoderate rain2 °C to 4 °Covercast clouds1 °C to 4 °C
4 °C to 7 °C2 °C to 6 °C5 °C to 7 °C3 °C to 6 °C2 °C to 4 °C1 °C to 4 °C
Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 89 %Clouds: 73 %Clouds: 26 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 87 %
0.32 in of rain0.41 in of rain0.14 in of rainNo Precipitation0.38 in of rainNo Precipitation
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Important Regions and Cities

We have extended climate information for the following region:

Great Britain: Regions

England is part of the holiday destination Great Britain. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

England: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 2 reviews for England holiday already. Average rating is 4.5 of 5 stars.
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    Andrea , 37 years old was there in July

    Fantastically beautiful sightseeing weather, bright sunshine, pleasant temperature and only a rain shower in the night-so perfect

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Basti, 39 years old was there in November

    So for Newcastle GB the weather was ok without exaggerating! 🙂 without rain and always dry socks

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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