Best Time to Visit London

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit London. We created climate tables and charts for the location of London. 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 London for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 2 °C to 22 °C
Waves Symbol 8 °C to 17 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.422.24 in (10 – 15 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Visit London: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 7 °C
Water max. 9 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 8 °C
Water max. 9 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 10 °C
Water max. 8 °C
AprilApr
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 10 °C
MayMay
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NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 10 °C
Water max. 14 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 8 °C
Water max. 12 °C

Climate Chart London

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

Climate Table London

In the following, you will find the climate table for London, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

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 is 10.9 °C.

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

Warmest month: July (18 °C)
Coldest month: January (4.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature 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, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.2 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.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in London
broken clouds     broken clouds, 16.9 °C
Clouds: 72 %       Wind: 4 mph SW
Air Pressure: 1034 hPa       Humidity: 55 %
Last updated: 25th May 2020, 11:42 pm
The next days …
26th May 202027th May 202028th May 202029th May 202030th May 202031st May 2020
overcast clouds16 °C to 23 °Cscattered clouds13 °C to 22 °Csky is clear13 °C to 20 °Csky is clear12 °C to 19 °Covercast clouds13 °C to 20 °Csky is clear12 °C to 22 °C
16 °C to 23 °C13 °C to 22 °C13 °C to 20 °C12 °C to 19 °C13 °C to 20 °C12 °C to 22 °C
Clouds: 89 %Clouds: 39 %Clouds: 10 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 96 %Clouds: 3 %
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Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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England: Regions

London is part of the holiday destination England. 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:

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