The climate of the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland consists of
four regions, formerly four separate countries. These countries are:
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Many sports
competitions, tournaments and games still see these regions as
separate countries. Politically and culturally there are also many
differences. Each region has its own identity. However, where
international relations are concerned the United Kingdom is seen as a
single state. Within the European Union and several international
organizations only the sovereign state the United Kingdom exists. Most
people see the four regions as four separate countries within one
country, mainly because of the distinct differences in political
identities. Besides the four regions in the Western part of Europe the
United Kingdom also consists of several overseas territories which are
under the administration of the United Kingdom, but are not directly
part of the United Kingdom. These former colonies or crown colonies
often have their own government and currency such as the Cayman Island
Dollar (KYD) and the Gibraltar Pound (GIP).
Because the British overseas territories are spread
out over the world the United Kingdom has many different climate types
and climate figures. In July maximum temperatures on the Falkland
Islands are around 5 degrees Celsius (41.0 degrees Fahrenheit) while
temperatures in Caribbean destinations such as the Cayman Islands and
the Virgin Islands are around 30 degrees Celsius (86.0 degrees
Climate information of places and areas in the United Kingdom
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region, city or overseas territory. The following climate information
is available for the United Kingdom:
Throughout the United Kingdom several climate figures and
temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for the capital
London and cannot be seen as an average for the country. For climate
figures for other places and regions in the United Kingdom please,
visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below are for the capital London.
For climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the
individual climate pages of the United Kingdom.
The information at this site was carefully composed from climate data collected by meteorological services, meteorological offices, climate experts and other sources. “More climate info” is based on statistics, climate data and personal experience. No rights can be derived from this site. Weather has no memory and gives no guaranties. Nothing is as changeable and unpredictable as the weather. The authors of this site feel in no way responsible for any damages caused by misinterpretation or other circumstances that may influence your holiday or trip to a certain destination. We provide information, it’s up to the reader to use it to it’s benefit.