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

Thursday 17 August Temperature Wind Description
00:00 Light rain 19°C (66°F) 19kph (12mph) Light rain
03:00 Light rain 18°C (64°F) 19kph (12mph) Light rain
06:00 Light rain 18°C (64°F) 19kph (12mph) Light rain
09:00 Light rain 19°C (66°F) 19kph (12mph) Light rain
12:00 Thunderstorm 24°C (75°F) 20kph (13mph) Thunderstorm
15:00 Sunny intervals 25°C (77°F) 20kph (13mph) Sunny intervals
18:00 Sunny intervals 22°C (72°F) 22kph (14mph) Sunny intervals
21:00 Cloudy 19°C (66°F) 19kph (12mph) Cloudy
Friday 18 August Temperature Wind Description
00:00 Cloudy 18°C (64°F) 17kph (10mph) Cloudy
03:00 Cloudy 17°C (63°F) 19kph (12mph) Cloudy
06:00 Cloudy 16°C (61°F) 20kph (13mph) Cloudy
09:00 Sunny intervals 18°C (64°F) 20kph (13mph) Sunny intervals
12:00 Sunny intervals 21°C (70°F) 22kph (14mph) Sunny intervals
18:00 Light rain 19°C (66°F) 26kph (16mph) Light rain
Saturday 19 August Temperature Wind Description
00:00 Clear intervals 15°C (59°F) 22kph (14mph) Clear intervals
06:00 Clear sky 14°C (57°F) 17kph (10mph) Clear sky
12:00 Sunny intervals 19°C (66°F) 20kph (13mph) Sunny intervals
18:00 Cloudy 19°C (66°F) 17kph (10mph) Cloudy
Sunday 20 August Temperature Wind Description
00:00 Cloudy 15°C (59°F) 13kph (8mph) Cloudy
06:00 Cloudy 15°C (59°F) 15kph (9mph) Cloudy
12:00 Light rain 16°C (61°F) 22kph (14mph) Light rain
18:00 Light rain 20°C (68°F) 17kph (10mph) Light rain
Monday 21 August Temperature Wind Description
00:00 Clear intervals 17°C (63°F) 20kph (13mph) Clear intervals
06:00 Sunny intervals 17°C (63°F) 22kph (14mph) Sunny intervals
12:00 Light rain 21°C (70°F) 20kph (13mph) Light rain
18:00 Cloudy 18°C (64°F) 20kph (13mph) Cloudy
Tuesday 22 August Temperature Wind Description
00:00 Light rain 16°C (61°F) 22kph (14mph) Light rain
06:00 Clear sky 15°C (59°F) 20kph (13mph) Clear sky
12:00 Light rain 19°C (66°F) 17kph (10mph) Light rain

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 10°C (35 and 50°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.

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