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Weather in the United Kingdom - statistics & facts

Due to its geographic location and the fact it is an island, the United Kingdom is affected by numerous air masses. These air masses arrive from multiple directions, such as the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic. These varying air masses greatly affect the climate in each country across the nation.

The UK is not exactly known for its warm temperatures, with the warmest year in the past 20 being recorded in 2014 at an average temperature of less than 10 degrees Celsius. Of the four nations that make up the UK, England is the hottest, with the highest temperatures typically occurring in July. The warmest parts of England are in the south and south east regions as they are less exposed to the northern polar air masses. They are also affected by the tropical continental air mass which brings warm temperatures in from North Africa and the Sahara.

In addition to relatively mild temperatures, the UK also receives a large amount of precipitation. Scotland is typically the wettest country, due to its geographic location and mountainous landscape, with most of the country’s rainfall occurring in the highlands. Rain deposits from the Atlantic move in from the west and reduce as they move east, making England the driest of the countries.

Climate change is affecting weather patterns around the world, with temperatures rising globally, and the UK is equally affected. July 2019 saw the highest temperature on record at almost 40 degrees Celsius. Projections show that the temperature of the warmest month in London will increase by almost six degrees Celsius by 2050.

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Weather in the United Kingdom - statistics & facts

Due to its geographic location and the fact it is an island, the United Kingdom is affected by numerous air masses. These air masses arrive from multiple directions, such as the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic. These varying air masses greatly affect the climate in each country across the nation.

The UK is not exactly known for its warm temperatures, with the warmest year in the past 20 being recorded in 2014 at an average temperature of less than 10 degrees Celsius. Of the four nations that make up the UK, England is the hottest, with the highest temperatures typically occurring in July. The warmest parts of England are in the south and south east regions as they are less exposed to the northern polar air masses. They are also affected by the tropical continental air mass which brings warm temperatures in from North Africa and the Sahara.

In addition to relatively mild temperatures, the UK also receives a large amount of precipitation. Scotland is typically the wettest country, due to its geographic location and mountainous landscape, with most of the country’s rainfall occurring in the highlands. Rain deposits from the Atlantic move in from the west and reduce as they move east, making England the driest of the countries.

Climate change is affecting weather patterns around the world, with temperatures rising globally, and the UK is equally affected. July 2019 saw the highest temperature on record at almost 40 degrees Celsius. Projections show that the temperature of the warmest month in London will increase by almost six degrees Celsius by 2050.

Interesting statistics

In the following 10 chapters, you will quickly find the 59 most important statistics relating to "Weather in the United Kingdom".

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