Climate United Kingdom

Climate Europe

Great Britain has a temperate maritime climate. Despite its northern location, the Gulf Stream provides mild temperatures. The weather is generally very changeable and partly also stormy. Throughout the whole year there is a lot of rainfall, whereby in the south less rain falls than in the west or north. In the summer, the average temperatures are mostly between 15 and 20 degrees, although in some parts of the country temperatures over 30 degrees are possible. In winter, the maximum temperatures usually remain above 0 degrees. Double-digit frost degrees in the nights are rare. Snowfall occurs mainly in the north and east, for example in the Scottish mountains. Otherwise, snow rarely falls, and snow cover can hardly last longer than a week.

The best time to explore Britain's nature or cities is during the summer months. The southeast of England is even suitable for a beach holiday. In winter, the Scottish Highlands offer safe winter sports conditions.


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