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Weather in London

London, the sprawling capital of England and the United Kingdom, has a temperate oceanic climate. Contrary to popular belief, London only receives an average precipitation of 602mm (24 in) a year, less than New York (1,268mm/50in), Amsterdam (805mm/32in) and Paris (641mm/25in). But when it rains, it tends to drizzle, prompting locals to complain about the weather.

Spring (March to May) brings cool, pleasant weather with temperatures climbing from 10°C (50°F) in March to 17°C (62°F) in May; this is a good time to visit London and enjoy spring blossom in its many parks. The city also hosts a series of events including the London Marathon in April.

Summer (June to August) is warm, with highs averaging 20-23°C (68-73°F), though it can feel warmer in built-up areas due to heat stored in buildings and pavement. The city bustles with tourists while Londoners congregate outside and enjoy some sunshine.

Autumn (September to November) is another great season to visit London as the weather is mild and the summer crowds have gone home. Temperatures wise, the average high drops from 19°C (66°F) in September to 10°C (50°F) in November.

Winter (December to February) in London is mild, but can be grey and wet. December is a good time to visit as London turns festive and stores offer big discounts to entice shoppers. January is often the coldest month with an average high of 6°C (43°F) and an average low of 3°C (37°F). Temperatures don’t usually fall below freezing and snow is rare.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Monday
Overcast
Overcast skies
12
°C
0.2
9
wnw
80-100%
1022 mb
good
Tuesday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
16
°C
0.5
5
ssw
80-100%
1014 mb
good
Wednesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
17
°C
4.4
19
sw
20-40%
990 mb
good
Thursday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
14
°C
1.3
14
w
80-100%
999 mb
good
Friday
Sunny
Sunny skies
17
°C
0.1
13
wsw
20-40%
1008 mb
good
Saturday
Overcast
Overcast skies
16
°C
0
10
nw
80-100%
1020 mb
good
Sunday
Sunny
Sunny skies
18
°C
0
4
e
0-20%
1036 mb
good
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Last updated: 2019-05-06 21:16:56
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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