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The climate of London is defined as oceanic. A very humid climate constantly subject to changes. Especially because of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, its northern situation or the warming of the waters coming from the Stream current. These characteristics make the climate of London quite unpredictable.

The reputation that pursues London in its image as a rainy city is somewhat misleading. The English capital receives little more than 600 mm of annual rainfall. Figures inferior to cities like Rome, and very similar to those of Paris. Although it is true that it is a city with constantly cloudy skies and the hours of sun are scarce. Around 1630 hours of sunshine per year, compared to 2500 hours in Rome, for example.

The average annual temperature in London is approximately 12ºC (53.6ºF). The warmest month is August with an average of 19ºC  (66.2ºF) approximately. For its part, the coldest month is January with an average temperature that does not reach 5ºC (41ºF).

The best time to visit London is usually summer. Although it is high season and it is more complicated to look for promotions and offers, it is a good period for more pleasant temperatures. Sometimes hot, although bearable. Also, there is a slight chance that the rain will bother your stay. Although it is not uncommon that at least one day you will have to use the umbrella. In spring and autumn is much more likely that the rain appears and ruins more days of travel. Although in these months you can find better prices. Both flights and accommodations.

If you want to find out some facts about London, check out our article on this topic: 14 interesting facts about London.

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