The UK has a temperate climate with cool summers and mild winters. Extremes of heat, cold, drought and wind are rare.
The UK is relatively small compared to other land masses in the northern hemisphere. Consequently the climate is more strongly moderated by the ocean.
- Spring – March to May
- Summer – June to August
- Autumn – September to November
- Winter – December to February
July and August are normally the warmest months. January and February are the coldest. The wettest months are October, November, December, and January.
The latitude of the UK (between 50 degrees and 60 degrees north) means that there are significant differences in daylight hours throughout the year. Sunrise and sunset times for major towns and cities can be found here.
UK Weather Forecasts
5-day weather forecasts for major towns and cities in the UK can be viewed by following the links below:
North West England
- Ellesmere Port
- Kirkby Lonsdale
- Lytham St Annes
- St Helens
South East England
- Milton Keynes
East of England
South West England
Yorkshire and the Humber