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

Wednesday 24 January Temperature Wind Description
00:00 Cloudy 11°C (52°F) 20kph (13mph) Cloudy
03:00 Cloudy 12°C (54°F) 26kph (16mph) Cloudy
06:00 Light rain 13°C (55°F) 31kph (20mph) Light rain
09:00 Light rain 14°C (57°F) 39kph (24mph) Light rain
12:00 Light rain 14°C (57°F) 43kph (26mph) Light rain
15:00 Light rain 10°C (50°F) 28kph (17mph) Light rain
18:00 Light rain 9°C (48°F) 22kph (14mph) Light rain
21:00 Cloudy 9°C (48°F) 20kph (13mph) Cloudy
Thursday 25 January Temperature Wind Description
00:00 Cloudy 8°C (46°F) 19kph (12mph) Cloudy
03:00 Clear sky 7°C (45°F) 17kph (10mph) Clear sky
06:00 Clear intervals 7°C (45°F) 15kph (9mph) Clear intervals
09:00 Cloudy 7°C (45°F) 15kph (9mph) Cloudy
12:00 Cloudy 9°C (48°F) 20kph (13mph) Cloudy
15:00 Sunny intervals 9°C (48°F) 19kph (12mph) Sunny intervals
18:00 Clear sky 8°C (46°F) 15kph (9mph) Clear sky
Friday 26 January Temperature Wind Description
00:00 Clear sky 6°C (43°F) 13kph (8mph) Clear sky
06:00 Clear sky 5°C (41°F) 15kph (9mph) Clear sky
12:00 Clear sky 7°C (45°F) 15kph (9mph) Clear sky
18:00 Cloudy 7°C (45°F) 13kph (8mph) Cloudy
Saturday 27 January Temperature Wind Description
00:00 Clear intervals 5°C (41°F) 7kph (5mph) Clear intervals
06:00 Clear intervals 3°C (37°F) 4kph (2mph) Clear intervals
12:00 Sunny intervals 7°C (45°F) 13kph (8mph) Sunny intervals
18:00 Light rain 8°C (46°F) 19kph (12mph) Light rain
Sunday 28 January Temperature Wind Description
00:00 Light rain 9°C (48°F) 13kph (8mph) Light rain
06:00 Cloudy 8°C (46°F) 11kph (7mph) Cloudy
12:00 Cloudy 11°C (52°F) 17kph (10mph) Cloudy
18:00 Cloudy 10°C (50°F) 11kph (7mph) Cloudy
Monday 29 January Temperature Wind Description
00:00 Clear sky 9°C (48°F) 17kph (10mph) Clear sky
06:00 Clear sky 8°C (46°F) 13kph (8mph) Clear sky
12:00 Sunny intervals 12°C (54°F) 19kph (12mph) Sunny intervals
18:00 Clear intervals 10°C (50°F) 13kph (8mph) Clear intervals

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.