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British Seasons









The four seasonsWhat Seasons do you have in Britain?

We have four seasons -

  • Spring - March to May

  • Summer - June to August

  • Autumn - September to November

  • Winter - December to February

Spring

Spring
Spring - the countryside is in full bloom

Average conditions for London, UK
Month
Average
Sunlight
(hours)
Temperature
Average
Precipitation
(mm)
Wet Days
(+0.25 mm)
Average
Record
Min
Max
Min
Max
March
4
3
10
8
21
37
11
April
5
6
13
2
26
37
12
May
6
8
17
1
30
46
12
(Average Temperature in Centigrade)

Summer

Summer
Summer - the time for outings and holidays

In the summer, it can be as hot as 32°C (90°F) but mostly the temperature only reaches 26°C. The average high in London from June through August is around 70°F/21°C and the average low is around 51°F/12°C.

Interesting Facts

Britain's highest temperature recorded is 38.5°C (101.3°F ) in Brogdale, Kent (south east England) on 10 August 2003.


Average conditions for London, UK
Month
Average
Sunlight
(hours)
Temperature
Average
Precipitation
(mm)

Wet Days
(+0.25 mm)

Average
Record
Min
Max
Min
Max
June
7
12
20
5
33
45
11
July
6
14
22
7
34
57
12
Aug
6
13
21
6
38
59
11
(Average Temperature in Centigrade)

Autumn

Autumn
Autumn -
The leaves begin to change colour,
transforming England’s landscape into an array of autumn colours.

Average conditions for London, UK
Month
Average
Sunlight
(hours)
Temperature
Average
Precipitation
(mm)

Wet Days
(+0.25 mm)

Average
Record
Min
Max
Min
Max
Sept
5
11
19
3
30
49
13
Oct
3
8
14
4
26
57
13
Nov
2
5
10
5
19
64
15
(Average Temperature in Centigrade)

Winter

Winter
Winter - the time for snow and frost

In the winter, the temperature can drop below freezing point (32°F/0°C) but rarely drops much below. It is cold, wet and windy and it sometimes snows between December and March. In the mornings we have to scrape the ice from our cars.

The average winter temperature is 38.6°F/3.7°C. Normally, the UK gets 13 inches (332 mm) of rain sleet and snow each winter.

frost
Frost on a car

Interesting Facts

The lowest temperature recorded is -27.2°C (-17°F ) - in Braemar in Grampian, Scotland, on 11 February 1895 and 10 January 1982.


Average conditions for London, UK
Month
Average
Sunlight
(hours)
Temperature
Average
Precipitation
(mm)

Wet Days
(+0.25 mm)

Average
Record
Min
Max
Min
Max
Dec
1
4
7
7
15
48
15
Jan
1
2
6
10
14
54
15
Feb
2
2
7
9
16
40
13
(Average Temperature in Centigrade)

Length of Daylight

The British Isles have a latitude between 50° N and 60° N. At this latitude, the length of daylight has a significant variation between summer and winter. For example in mid-December the period between sunrise and sunset in London is 7 hours and 50 minutes, while in Lerwick, Shetland (north of Scotland), it is 5 hours and 50 minutes; in mid June it is 16 hours and 40 minutes in London and 18 hours 50 minutes in Lerwick.

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