UK Weather Guide
Below you can find weather forecasts for the UK for the next 10 days.
As you can see from the 6 different forecasts below the weather in the UK differs enormously from area to area. In the north its is much, much colder and wetter than the milder and altogether warmer areas of London and Southern England.
If you would like advice on what to pack and what weather to expect we have a complete low down to the yearly weather forecasts for the following areas of the UK:
Weather in the UK
In the UK the average annual temperature at low altitudes varies from about 8.5 °C to 11 °C, with the highest values occurring near to the southern coasts of Cornwall. Winter temperature are influenced by the surface temperatures of the surrounding sea, which reach their lowest in late February or early March.
The dullest parts of England are the mountainous areas, with annual average totals of less than 1,000 hours, and the coldest nights are those when there is little wind, clear skies and a covering of snow on the ground.
The sunniest parts of the United Kingdom are along the south coast of England with annual average figures of around 1,750 hours of sunshine. Daily sunshine figures reach a maximum in May or June, and are at their lowest in December. July is normally the warmest month in England, and the highest temperatures of all occur in central districts away from the cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean.
Rainfall in the UK varies enormously with the Lake District being the wettest part with average annual totals exceeding 2,000 mm (comparable with that in the western Highlands of Scotland). The Pennines and the moors of South West England are almost as wet, but all of East Anglia, much of the Midlands, eastern and north-eastern England and parts of the south-east receive less than 700 mm a year.
The number of days of snowfall varies enormously from year to year. Snow is pretty rare near sea level and much more frequent over the hills. The average number of days each year when sleet or snow falls in England varies from about 10 or less in some south-western coastal areas to over 50 in the Pennines.