When is the best time to go to England?

When is the best time to go to England? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In England, the weather is good everywhere in July and September
  • The best months to go to London are May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months in London are July and August, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The rainiest months in this city are June and July
  • The cities with the best climate are London, Southampton and Southend-on-Sea, with good weather at least 6 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in London are August and September

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Central (Midlands)
Skegness, Coventry, Stratford-Upon-Avon...

July, August and September
63°F to 70°F°C
2 to 8 days
59°F to 61°F
May, June and October
58°F to 67°F°C
3 to 7 days
50°F to 58°F
January, February, March, April, November and December
43°F to 56°F°C
1 to 7 days
45°F to 52°F

Channel Islands
Jersey, Guernsey...

June, July, August, September and October
61°F to 67°F°C
4 to 9 days
58°F to 65°F
May and November
3 to 13 days
54°F to 59°F
January, February, March, April and December
50°F to 54°F°C
4 to 11 days
49°F to 54°F

North of England
Manchester, Liverpool, Hull (Kingston-upon-Hull)...

June, July, August and September
58°F to 70°F°C
3 to 13 days
54°F to 63°F
May and October
52°F to 61°F°C
3 to 12 days
50°F to 59°F
January, February, March, April, November and December
41°F to 56°F°C
2 to 15 days
45°F to 56°F

South East of England
London, Brighton, Isle of Wight...

June, July, August, September and October
58°F to 74°F°C
1 to 9 days
58°F to 65°F
56°F to 65°F°C
2 to 5 days
52°F to 54°F
January, February, March, April, November and December
45°F to 59°F°C
1 to 9 days
45°F to 59°F

South West of England
Cornwall, Bristol, Exmouth...

June, July, August and September
59°F to 70°F°C
2 to 7 days
58°F to 65°F
May and October
56°F to 61°F°C
2 to 10 days
54°F to 63°F
January, February, March, April, November and December
45°F to 58°F°C
1 to 12 days
49°F to 59°F

To get all the information about the climate and weather in England for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Best time to travel to England by cities

Chargement en cours
Central (Midlands) Central (Midlands) Channel Islands Channel Islands North North South East South East South West South West

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Temperatures and rainfall in England

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of England and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of London, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge and Canterbury, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in England

Find out when England has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in England

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April and November. The number of visitors to England is high in: May, June, July, August, September, October and December.

  • Very low season in England: January, February and March.
  • Low season in England: April and November.
  • High season in England: May, October and December.
  • Peak season in England: June, July, August and September.

Figure: Visitor index for England month by month

Average price for flights to England

A return flight between New York City and London is generally cheaper if you go in october ($ 488 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 248 more for your airline ticket to London if you go in july.

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Where to go in England?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Isle of Wight49°F49°F50°F54°F59°F63°F68°F68°F65°F61°F54°F50°F
Hull (Kingston-upon-Hull)45°F47°F50°F54°F59°F65°F68°F68°F65°F58°F50°F45°F
Isles of Scilly52°F50°F50°F52°F56°F59°F63°F65°F63°F59°F56°F54°F


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About England

What can I do in England?

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Nature and countryside

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Is this weather information for England reliable?

Climate data for England has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for England allows us to determine the average for each month in London, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cornwall, Exmouth, Isle of Wight, and 72 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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