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Average daily temperatures in the United Kingdom (UK) 2001-2020

The daily average temperature in the United Kingdom (UK) has remained relatively stable since 2001, with temperatures rarely straying below 10 degrees Celsius. In 2020, the UK had an average daily temperature of 10.8 degrees Celsius. The highest average daily temperature during the period shown was recorded in 2014 at 10.9 degrees Celsius.

British summertime

Britain is not known for its blisteringly hot summer months, with the average temperatures in this season varying greatly since 1990. In 1993, the average summer temperature was as low as 13.39 degrees Celsius, whilst 2018 saw a peak of 15.8 degrees Celsius. In the same year, the highest mean temperature occurred in July at 17.3 degrees Celsius.

Variable weather

Due to its location and the fact that it is an island, the United Kingdom experiences a diverse range of weather, sometimes in the same day. It is in an area where five air masses meet, creating a weather front. Each brings different weather conditions, such as hot, dry air from North Africa and wet and cold air from the Arctic. Temperatures across the UK tend to be warmest in England.

Average daily temperatures in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2001 to 2020

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Release date

January 2021

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2001 to 2020

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