London Weather & Climate

Local Weather & When to Visit
London has an Oceanic climate with typically warm rather than hot summers and cool rather than cold winters. The weather is rarely extreme meaning London can be visited throughout the year. The weather is famously unpredictable as with the rest of the UK and it is possible to see elements of all four seasons in one day. It is advisable for visitors to check the weather forecast before they arrive in London to get a better idea of the sort of clothing they will need during their trip.

The days are at their shortest and the temperature at the coolest, the days can be crisp and clear therefore if visitors do not mind the cold, it is possible to enjoy visiting London in winter. There is the possibility of some snowfall during this time and it can get chilly so visitors are advised to bring warm clothing. From December to February the average daytime temperatures are between 7°C and 8°C.

The climate is mild to warm in spring making it a good time to visit London. There can be some great sunny days mixed with cooler and wet weather. Spring is a good time to visit London if visitors prefer the weather mild to warm and offers an alternative to visiting in peak summer. From March to May the average daytime temperatures are between 11°C and 18°C.

Most days in summer range from mild and warm to hot, the days are at their longest in summer with daylight well in to the evenings. It is the peak tourist season in summer with school holidays meaning extra crowds and queuing at attractions. From June to August the average daytime temperatures are between 21°C and 24°C.

The climate can vary from some hot days particularly at the start of September to cooler and possible cold days in October and November. Autumn is a good time to visit London as it avoids the peak summer tourist season whilst still having milder temperatures and longer hours of daylight particularly in September. From September to November the average daytime temperatures are between 11°C and 19°C.

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