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London
London
, the capital and largest city in England and the United Kingdom has a temperate oceanic climate , with warm summers and cool but not cold winters. While the city annually has modest precipitation , there are long periods of overcast skies and frequent light mist-type precipitation, which is likely responsible for the rainy image of the city.

The coldest temperature ever measured in London
London
was −21.1 °C (−6.0 °F) on 25 January 1947, and the highest temperature ever recorded was 38.1 °C (100.6 °F), measured at Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens
during the European Heat Wave of 2003 . London
London
averages about 1600 hours of sunshine annually. London's large built-up area creates a microclimate (an "urban heat island "), with heat stored by the city's buildings. Sometimes temperatures are 5 °C (9 °F) warmer in the city than in the surrounding areas.

CONTENTS

* 1 Climate data tables

* 1.1 London
London
(Collectively) * 1.2 London
London
Weather Centre * 1.3 Heathrow - Airport Weather Station in the suburbs of West London
London
* 1.4 Kew - Weather station in South West London, adjacent to the River Thames * 1.5 Hampstead - Weather Station in North London
London
* 1.6 Northolt - Airfield Weather Station in the North West of London
London
* 1.7 Greenwich
Greenwich
- Weather Station in East London
London
located near the river Thames

* 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links

CLIMATE DATA TABLES

LONDON (COLLECTIVELY)

CLIMATE DATA FOR LONDON HEATHROW (1981–2010, EXTREMES 1948–PRESENT)

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

RECORD HIGH °C (°F) 17.2 (63) 19.7 (67.5) 24.2 (75.6) 29.4 (84.9) 32.8 (91) 35.6 (96.1) 36.7 (98.1) 38.1 (100.6) 35.4 (95.7) 29.9 (85.8) 20.8 (69.4) 17.4 (63.3) 38.1 (100.6)

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 8.1 (46.6) 8.4 (47.1) 11.3 (52.3) 15.7 (60.3) 18.6 (65.5) 22.4 (72.3) 23.6 (74.5) 23.2 (73.8) 20.8 (69.4) 16.1 (61) 11.1 (52) 8.3 (46.9) 15.63 (60.14)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) 2.3 (36.1) 2.1 (35.8) 3.9 (39) 8.2 (46.8) 10.9 (51.6) 14.1 (57.4) 15.5 (59.9) 15.5 (59.9) 13.7 (56.7) 10.9 (51.6) 4.9 (40.8) 2.7 (36.9) 8.73 (47.71)

RECORD LOW °C (°F) −21.5 (−6.7) −12.2 (10) −8.3 (17.1) −3.2 (26.2) −3.1 (26.4) −0.6 (30.9) 3.9 (39) 2.1 (35.8) 1.4 (34.5) −3.9 (25) −7.1 (19.2) −11.8 (10.8) −21.5 (−6.7)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES) 55.2 (2.173) 40.9 (1.61) 41.6 (1.638) 43.7 (1.72) 49.4 (1.945) 45.1 (1.776) 44.5 (1.752) 49.5 (1.949) 49.1 (1.933) 68.5 (2.697) 59.0 (2.323) 55.2 (2.173) 601.7 (23.689)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION DAYS (≥ 1.0 MM) 11.1 8.5 9.3 9.1 8.8 8.2 7.7 7.5 8.1 10.8 10.3 10.2 109.6

MEAN MONTHLY SUNSHINE HOURS 61.5 77.9 114.6 168.7 198.5 204.3 212.0 204.7 149.3 116.5 72.6 52.0 1,632.6

Source: Met Office
Met Office
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
For more station data near London, see Geography of London
London
.

LONDON WEATHER CENTRE

CLIMATE DATA FOR LONDON WEATHER CENTRE, 2001-2014

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 8.5 (47.3) 8.9 (48) 11.7 (53.1) 15.7 (60.3) 18.6 (65.5) 22.4 (72.3) 23.6 (74.5) 23.2 (73.8) 20.8 (69.4) 16.1 (61) 11.9 (53.4) 8.6 (47.5) 15.83 (60.51)

DAILY MEAN °C (°F) 6.8 (44.2) 6.8 (44.2) 8.8 (47.8) 12.0 (53.6) 14.8 (58.6) 18.3 (64.9) 19.6 (67.3) 19.4 (66.9) 17.3 (63.1) 13.5 (56.3) 10.0 (50) 7.0 (44.6) 12.86 (55.13)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) 5.0 (41) 4.7 (40.5) 5.8 (42.4) 8.2 (46.8) 10.9 (51.6) 14.1 (57.4) 15.5 (59.9) 15.5 (59.9) 13.7 (56.7) 10.9 (51.6) 8.0 (46.4) 5.4 (41.7) 9.81 (49.66)

Source #1: Weather Online

Source #2: Tutiempo

HEATHROW - AIRPORT WEATHER STATION IN THE SUBURBS OF WEST LONDON

CLIMATE DATA FOR HEATHROW AIRPORT , ELEVATION 25 M, 1981-2010, EXTREMES 1948–PRESENT

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

RECORD HIGH °C (°F) 16.0 (60.8) 18.6 (65.5) 22.8 (73) 27.4 (81.3) 31.8 (89.2) 34.8 (94.6) 36.7 (98.1) 37.9 (100.2) 31.3 (88.3) 28.8 (83.8) 18.6 (65.5) 16.6 (61.9) 37.9 (100.2)

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 8.1 (46.6) 8.4 (47.1) 11.3 (52.3) 14.2 (57.6) 17.9 (64.2) 21.0 (69.8) 23.5 (74.3) 23.2 (73.8) 19.9 (67.8) 15.5 (59.9) 11.1 (52) 8.3 (46.9) 15.2 (59.36)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) 2.3 (36.1) 2.1 (35.8) 3.9 (39) 5.5 (41.9) 8.7 (47.7) 11.7 (53.1) 13.9 (57) 13.7 (56.7) 11.4 (52.5) 8.4 (47.1) 4.9 (40.8) 2.7 (36.9) 7.43 (45.38)

RECORD LOW °C (°F) −13.2 (8.2) −9.6 (14.7) −5.1 (22.8) −2.6 (27.3) −0.9 (30.4) 1.5 (34.7) 5.6 (42.1) 5.9 (42.6) 1.8 (35.2) −3.3 (26.1) −7 (19) −11.8 (10.8) −13.2 (8.2)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES) 55.2 (2.173) 40.9 (1.61) 41.6 (1.638) 43.7 (1.72) 49.4 (1.945) 45.1 (1.776) 44.5 (1.752) 49.5 (1.949) 49.1 (1.933) 68.5 (2.697) 59.0 (2.323) 55.2 (2.173) 601.7 (23.689)

MEAN MONTHLY SUNSHINE HOURS 61.5 77.9 114.6 168.7 198.5 204.3 212.0 204.7 149.3 116.5 72.6 52.0 1,632.6

Source #1: Met Office
Met Office

Source #2: Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

KEW - WEATHER STATION IN SOUTH WEST LONDON, ADJACENT TO THE RIVER THAMES

CLIMATE DATA FOR KEW, 5M ASL, 1981-2010, EXTREMES 1901-PRESENT

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

RECORD HIGH °C (°F) 16.1 (61) 18.5 (65.3) 22.0 (71.6) 26.7 (80.1) 30.6 (87.1) 34.2 (93.6) 35.0 (95) 38.1 (100.6) 33.3 (91.9) 27.8 (82) 18.9 (66) 15.7 (60.3) 38.1 (100.6)

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 8.2 (46.8) 8.7 (47.7) 11.6 (52.9) 14.4 (57.9) 18.0 (64.4) 21.0 (69.8) 23.5 (74.3) 23.2 (73.8) 20.0 (68) 15.8 (60.4) 11.3 (52.3) 8.5 (47.3) 15.35 (59.63)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) 1.8 (35.2) 1.7 (35.1) 3.4 (38.1) 4.7 (40.5) 7.9 (46.2) 10.8 (51.4) 13.0 (55.4) 12.7 (54.9) 10.3 (50.5) 7.4 (45.3) 4.1 (39.4) 2.1 (35.8) 6.66 (43.98)

RECORD LOW °C (°F) −12.8 (9) −11.7 (10.9) −8.3 (17.1) −2.1 (28.2) −3.1 (26.4) −0.6 (30.9) 3.9 (39) 2.1 (35.8) 1.4 (34.5) −3.9 (25) −7.1 (19.2) −11.7 (10.9) −12.8 (9)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES) 57.2 (2.252) 41.9 (1.65) 42.8 (1.685) 45.3 (1.783) 48.8 (1.921) 49.3 (1.941) 46.8 (1.843) 51.2 (2.016) 52.2 (2.055) 69.7 (2.744) 60.6 (2.386) 56.6 (2.228) 622.4 (24.504)

MEAN MONTHLY SUNSHINE HOURS 59.8 79.9 118.2 173.3 205.3 203.6 218.4 211.1 146.4 117.2 70.6 49.6 1,653.4

Source: Met Office
Met Office

HAMPSTEAD - WEATHER STATION IN NORTH LONDON

The weather station enclosure is the most elevated of any in the London
London
area, and as a result daytime temperatures are typically one degree lower than Heathrow, Kew, Northolt and Greenwich.

CLIMATE DATA FOR HAMPSTEAD 137M ASL 1981-2010, EXTREMES 1960-PRESENT

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

RECORD HIGH °C (°F) 15.7 (60.3) 18.3 (64.9) 23.1 (73.6) 26.6 (79.9) 29.8 (85.6) 33.7 (92.7) 34.4 (93.9) 37.4 (99.3) 29.4 (84.9) 28.3 (82.9) 17.9 (64.2) 15.3 (59.5) 37.4 (99.3)

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 7.1 (44.8) 7.4 (45.3) 10.5 (50.9) 13.3 (55.9) 16.8 (62.2) 19.9 (67.8) 22.4 (72.3) 22.0 (71.6) 18.8 (65.8) 14.6 (58.3) 10.3 (50.5) 7.4 (45.3) 14.21 (57.56)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) 2.0 (35.6) 1.7 (35.1) 3.5 (38.3) 5.0 (41) 8.0 (46.4) 10.9 (51.6) 13.2 (55.8) 13.1 (55.6) 11.0 (51.8) 8.1 (46.6) 4.8 (40.6) 2.5 (36.5) 6.98 (44.58)

RECORD LOW °C (°F) −10.8 (12.6) −12.2 (10) −6.9 (19.6) −3.2 (26.2) −0.6 (30.9) 1.8 (35.2) 5.6 (42.1) 4.7 (40.5) 2.4 (36.3) −2.4 (27.7) −5.8 (21.6) −8.4 (16.9) −12.2 (10)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES) 64.7 (2.547) 46.6 (1.835) 48.9 (1.925) 51.5 (2.028) 58.0 (2.283) 54.2 (2.134) 50.4 (1.984) 64.4 (2.535) 56.9 (2.24) 77.7 (3.059) 68.3 (2.689) 62.9 (2.476) 704.5 (27.735)

MEAN MONTHLY SUNSHINE HOURS 57.5 76.4 107.1 151.6 192.2 191.0 199.9 193.0 140.8 109.9 69.4 51.6 1,540.4

Source: Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

NORTHOLT - AIRFIELD WEATHER STATION IN THE NORTH WEST OF LONDON

Temperature extremes range from 37.7 °C (99.9 °F) in August 2003, down to −16.1 °C (3.0 °F) in January 1962.

CLIMATE DATA FOR NORTHOLT, 38M ASL, 1981-2010

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 7.9 (46.2) 8.3 (46.9) 11.3 (52.3) 14.1 (57.4) 17.7 (63.9) 20.8 (69.4) 23.2 (73.8) 22.9 (73.2) 19.7 (67.5) 15.4 (59.7) 11.0 (51.8) 8.2 (46.8) 15.04 (59.08)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) 1.7 (35.1) 1.5 (34.7) 3.4 (38.1) 4.8 (40.6) 8.0 (46.4) 10.9 (51.6) 13.2 (55.8) 12.9 (55.2) 10.5 (50.9) 7.6 (45.7) 4.1 (39.4) 2.1 (35.8) 6.72 (44.11)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES) 58.2 (2.291) 43.2 (1.701) 45.5 (1.791) 45.8 (1.803) 56.0 (2.205) 47.5 (1.87) 45.3 (1.783) 51.3 (2.02) 50.6 (1.992) 72.2 (2.843) 64.9 (2.555) 59.0 (2.323) 639.5 (25.177)

Source: Met Office
Met Office

GREENWICH - WEATHER STATION IN EAST LONDON LOCATED NEAR THE RIVER THAMES

CLIMATE DATA FOR LONDON (GREENWICH ), 7M ASL, 1981-2010

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 8.3 (46.9) 8.5 (47.3) 11.4 (52.5) 14.2 (57.6) 17.7 (63.9) 20.7 (69.3) 23.2 (73.8) 22.9 (73.2) 20.1 (68.2) 15.6 (60.1) 11.4 (52.5) 8.6 (47.5) 15.22 (59.4)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) 2.6 (36.7) 2.4 (36.3) 4.1 (39.4) 5.4 (41.7) 8.4 (47.1) 11.5 (52.7) 13.9 (57) 13.7 (56.7) 11.2 (52.2) 8.3 (46.9) 5.1 (41.2) 2.8 (37) 7.45 (45.41)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES) 51.6 (2.031) 38.2 (1.504) 40.5 (1.594) 45.0 (1.772) 46.5 (1.831) 47.3 (1.862) 41.1 (1.618) 51.6 (2.031) 50.4 (1.984) 68.8 (2.709) 58.0 (2.283) 53.0 (2.087) 592 (23.306)

MEAN MONTHLY SUNSHINE HOURS 49.9 71.4 107.1 159.8 181.2 181.0 192.1 195.1 138.9 108.1 58.5 37.4 1,480.5

Source: Met Office
Met Office

SEE ALSO

* River Thames frost fairs
River Thames frost fairs
* Climate of the United Kingdom
Climate of the United Kingdom

REFERENCES

* ^ " London
London
Heathrow Airport". Met Office
Met Office
. Retrieved 17 September 2014. * ^ " Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport
Extreme Values". KNMI . Retrieved 29 November 2015. * ^ " London
London
Weather Centre analysis". Weather Online. Retrieved 17 November 2014. * ^ "climate: Climate London
London
Weather Centre". Tutiempo. Retrieved 17 November 2014. * ^ "Climate Normals 1981-2010". MetOffice. November 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012. * ^ "Climate Normals 1971–2000". Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute . Retrieved 23 February 2011. * ^ "Kew 1981-2010 averages". Met Office
Met Office
. Retrieved 29 November 2012. * ^ "Hampstead 1971-2000". Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute . Retrieved 23 September 2011. * ^ "Kew 1981-2010 averages". Met Office
Met Office
. Retrieved 29 November 2012. * ^ " Greenwich
Greenwich
1981–2010 averages". Met Office
Met Office
. Retrieved 29 November 2012.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* BBC Weather - Forecast for London *