Talking about the weather is a national pastime and source of fascination. The climate is hugely unpredictable, oscillating between heavy rain and scorching sunshine within the space of minutes. Be prepared to expect all four seasons in one day and dress accordingly! 



December - February

London is a magical place in winter as streets sparkle with fairy lights and the city is occasionally blanketed under layers of snow and ice.
London is one of the warmest places in the country but it is still advisable to dress warmly with hats, scarves, gloves and boots.
Average max temperature: 7C / 45F
Average rainfall: 48mm
Average max temperature: 6C / 43F
Average rainfall: 54mm
Average max temperature: 7C / 45F
Average rainfall: 40mm


March – May

London comes alive in the spring. Temperatures creep back up and the capital is bathed in glorious warm sunshine. There are spring showers in March and April and it is wise to bring a waterproof jacket with you.
This is probably the most unpredictable time of year and hardest to dress for. The best advice is to select a range of winter and summer items and make sure you have at least one warm jumper with you.
Average max temperature: 10C / 50F
Average rainfall: 37mm
Average max temperature: 13C / 55F
Average rainfall: 37mm
Average max temperature: 17C / 63F
Average rainfall: 46mm


June - August

London is glorious in the summer. The capital is full of luscious parks and welcoming open spaces and there is a wealth of outdoor entertainment to enjoy, but be warned, the weather is always unpredictable at this time or year!
Temperatures can skyrocket in summer but they can also remain temperate and pleasant. Pack for summer but make sure you bring a light jacket and a waterproof just in case it rains!
Average max temperature: 20C / 68F
Average rainfall: 45mm
Average max temperature: 22C / 72F
Average rainfall: 57mm
Average max temperature: 21C / 70F
Average rainfall: 59mm


September – November

Autumn is a time of poetic beauty in London. The weather can still have a mild summery feel, the parks are awash with colour and fireworks light up the sky to celebrate Bonfire Night.
A winter chill creeps into the air around the end of October as the leaves start to fall. Bring warm clothes and a good coat.
Average max temperature: 19C / 66F
Average rainfall: 49mm
Average max temperature: 14C / 57F
Average rainfall: 57mm
Average max temperature: 10C / 50F
Average rainfall: 64mm

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