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


Annual weather in England

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in England for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 36°F to 52°F
2 to 12 days*
February 36°F to 50°F
2 to 10 days*
March 38°F to 52°F
1 to 8 days*
April 40°F to 59°F
1 to 6 days*
May 45°F to 65°F
2 to 9 days*
June 50°F to 70°F
3 to 9 days*
July 54°F to 74°F
2 to 12 days*
August 54°F to 74°F
3 to 13 days*
September 50°F to 68°F
1 to 9 days*
October 47°F to 61°F
3 to 12 days*
November 41°F to 58°F
2 to 13 days*
December 38°F to 54°F
2 to 15 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to England by cities

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London

London

The best months to go to London are may, june, july, august, september and october.

Brighton

Brighton

The best months to go to Brighton are june, july, august, september and october.

Bristol

Bristol

The best months to go to Bristol are may, june, july, august and september.

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

Figure: Visitor index for England month by month


Average price for flights to England

A return flight between Dublin and Manchester is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 59 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 12 more for your airline ticket to Manchester if you go in november.

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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.
London47°F47°F52°F59°F65°F70°F74°F74°F68°F61°F52°F49°F
Brighton47°F47°F50°F56°F59°F65°F68°F68°F67°F61°F54°F49°F
Bristol47°F47°F52°F56°F61°F67°F70°F68°F67°F59°F52°F49°F
Cambridge45°F47°F52°F58°F61°F67°F72°F72°F67°F59°F52°F47°F
Canterbury47°F47°F50°F54°F58°F63°F68°F68°F67°F61°F54°F50°F
Cornwall50°F50°F50°F54°F58°F63°F65°F65°F63°F59°F56°F52°F
Exmouth49°F49°F52°F56°F59°F65°F68°F67°F65°F59°F54°F50°F
Isle of Wight49°F49°F50°F54°F59°F63°F68°F68°F65°F61°F54°F50°F
Jersey50°F50°F50°F54°F58°F61°F65°F67°F65°F61°F58°F54°F
Liverpool45°F47°F50°F56°F59°F65°F68°F68°F65°F59°F52°F47°F
Manchester43°F45°F50°F56°F61°F67°F68°F68°F65°F58°F50°F45°F
Oxford45°F47°F52°F58°F61°F67°F72°F70°F67°F59°F50°F47°F
Plymouth49°F49°F50°F54°F58°F63°F67°F67°F63°F59°F54°F50°F
Skegness45°F45°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F68°F63°F58°F52°F47°F
Torquay49°F49°F52°F54°F58°F63°F67°F67°F65°F59°F54°F52°F
Dover47°F47°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F68°F65°F61°F54°F50°F
Guernsey50°F50°F52°F54°F58°F61°F65°F65°F65°F61°F58°F54°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
Margate47°F47°F49°F52°F56°F61°F67°F67°F65°F61°F54°F50°F

Legend:

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather



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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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