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Mean annual temperature in United Kingdom (UK) 1990-2020

The annual mean temperature in the United Kingdom has fluctuated greatly since 1990. Temperatures during this period were at their highest in 2014, reaching 9.89 degrees Celsius. Four years prior the mean annual temperature had dropped to 7.95 degrees, the lowest recorded during this time.

Daily temperatures

Average daily temperatures have remained stable since the turn of the century, rarely dropping below 10 degrees Celsius. In 2010, they dropped to a low of 9 degrees Celsius. The peak average daily temperature was recorded in 2014, when it reached 10.9 degrees. This was an increase of one degree Celsius compared to the long-term mean, and the most positive deviation during the period of consideration.

Highs and lows

The maximum average temperature recorded across the UK since 2014 was in July 2018. This month saw a maximum temperature of 22.6 degrees Celsius. In comparison, the lowest monthly minimum temperature was in February of the same year, at just minus 0.6 degrees. This was an especially cold February, as the previous year the minimum temperature for this month was 2.6 degrees.

Mean annual temperature in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1990 to 2020

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Release date

January 2021


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1990 to 2020

Supplementary notes

Allowances have been made for topographic, coastal and urban effects where relationships are found to exist.

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