London weather and climate in May, June, July and August


London weather from May to August

It is mistakenly thought that it does not always rain in the capital of Great Britain, but this is a false myth. It is true that it rains in the autumn and during the winter, but let’s face it, never as much as in other European cities, and this has been established by various researches.

London is also characterised by good weather, especially in the period from May to August.

If you’re planning a nice holiday, here’s everything you need to know to prepare for it and pack what you really need.

Climate from May to June

In May, there can be a few disturbances. It usually rains for about ten days at the most. The days become longer and the sun begins to set around 9pm. Temperatures begin to rise, in fact they generally fluctuate between 8° and 18°C during this period

It is always advisable to take a jacket, umbrella and mackintosh with you.

In June, summer officially begins and the days are definitely long. Rainfall in this month is very brief. It may rain for just a few days, never for the whole day. Temperatures can reach highs of 30° in late June.

Climate from July to August

July and August are not particularly hot. Even during this period it can happen that the maximum temperature reaches 30°, but this climate can only be felt for a few days, after which the Atlantic currents will return and the temperature will drop

In both July and August there are 6 hours of sunshine compared to 7 in June, so gradually the days will begin to shorten.

In August, rainfall is irregular and infrequent. However, the temperature never falls below 24°C

During the night and early morning hours it can get cool, so it is always advisable to bring some sweaters or jackets.

What is the best time to visit London?

The best time is definitely the summer where you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. There is no shortage of rain but it is short-lived and does not occur frequently. However, although July and August are the hottest months, it is a good idea to bring some slightly heavy clothing. Don’t forget your umbrella, you will certainly need it!

Average tempsMagJunJulAug
Min (°C)9121414
Max (°C)18212323

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