London Weather

London and the South East have one of the mildest climates in the UK, but the weather can be unpredictable. Londoners get used to carrying both an umbrella and sunglasses to be prepared for all eventualities! 
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London Weather Forecast

Saturday 20 December Temperature Wind Description
00:00 4°C (39°F) 20kph (13mph) Clear sky
03:00 4°C (39°F) 24kph (15mph) Clear intervals
06:00 4°C (39°F) 22kph (14mph) Clear intervals
09:00 5°C (41°F) 24kph (15mph) Cloudy
12:00 8°C (46°F) 28kph (17mph) Cloudy
15:00 7°C (45°F) 24kph (15mph) Sunny intervals
18:00 5°C (41°F) 20kph (13mph) Clear intervals
21:00 4°C (39°F) 17kph (10mph) Cloudy
Sunday 21 December Temperature Wind Description
00:00 4°C (39°F) 15kph (9mph) Cloudy
03:00 4°C (39°F) 17kph (10mph) Cloudy
06:00 4°C (39°F) 17kph (10mph) Cloudy
09:00 5°C (41°F) 22kph (14mph) Sunny intervals
12:00 9°C (48°F) 26kph (16mph) Sunny intervals
15:00 9°C (48°F) 26kph (16mph) Sunny intervals
18:00 8°C (46°F) 26kph (16mph) Cloudy
21:00 9°C (48°F) 30kph (18mph) Cloudy
Monday 22 December Temperature Wind Description
00:00 11°C (52°F) 31kph (20mph) Cloudy
03:00 11°C (52°F) 30kph (18mph) Light rain
06:00 11°C (52°F) 31kph (20mph) Light rain
12:00 12°C (54°F) 31kph (20mph) Cloudy
18:00 10°C (50°F) 30kph (18mph) Cloudy
Tuesday 23 December Temperature Wind Description
00:00 9°C (48°F) 31kph (20mph) Cloudy
06:00 10°C (50°F) 30kph (18mph) Cloudy
12:00 12°C (54°F) 28kph (17mph) Cloudy
18:00 10°C (50°F) 26kph (16mph) Cloudy
Wednesday 24 December Temperature Wind Description
00:00 9°C (48°F) 30kph (18mph) Clear intervals
06:00 11°C (52°F) 26kph (16mph) Light rain
12:00 8°C (46°F) 13kph (8mph) Light rain
18:00 4°C (39°F) 11kph (7mph) Clear sky
Thursday 25 December Temperature Wind Description
00:00 2°C (36°F) 15kph (9mph) Clear intervals
06:00 2°C (36°F) 19kph (12mph) Clear sky
12:00 6°C (43°F) 24kph (15mph) Sunny intervals
18:00 2°C (36°F) 13kph (8mph) Clear intervals
Friday 26 December Temperature Wind Description
00:00 1°C (34°F) 11kph (7mph) Cloudy
06:00 2°C (36°F) 9kph (6mph) Cloudy

Summer Weather

Summer can be very pleasant with temperatures averaging 18°C (64°F) and often into the low 20s. In recent years London has experienced heatwaves with temperatures well above 30°C (86°F). This is an ideal time to visit London's parks and open spaces or have a go at swimming and boating in London.

Spring and Autumn Weather

Spring and autumn see temperatures of around 11° to 15°C (52 to 59°F). Evenings are lighter for longer with the advent of British Summer Time at the end of March (until end October). For details of the many festivals and events during these months, check out our London events calendar.

Winter Weather

Typical temperatures for winter are between 2 and 6°C (36 to 43°F). Temperatures don't often drop below freezing and snow isn't common – although occasionally London does experience heavy snowfall and an army of snowmen pop up all over the city! Don't miss the stunning Christmas decorations in London or the famous New Year's Eve fireworks.

Rainfall in London 

The number of rainy days (with more than 0.25mm of rainfall) is fairly consistent throughout the year, with between 11 and 15 rainy days every month. Overall rainfall is highest in November and August (64 mm and 59mm respectively) and is lowest in March and April (37mm each). On wet days, why not visit one of London's top museums and art galleries or entertain the kids with one of these family outings for rainy days.

Watch the video below, to find out how to enjoy London in any weather.