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July is the peak summer month in England, with undoubtedly the best weather conditions of the year. As a result, tourist footfall is considerably high. From the bustling streets of London to the scenic trails of the Lake District, you can pursue an abundance of activities while on your trip to England in July. Extended daylight hours and plenty of sunny days create a perfect setting for outdoor activities like sightseeing, hiking, cycling and swimming.
- Catherine Schofield
- From USA
England in July has the most pleasant temperatures, and the overall weather conditions are good for most activities. The southern regions of England, in particular, bask in the warmth, with London experiencing temperatures typically ranging between 15°C (59°F ) and 23°C (73°F), occasionally even soaring beyond the 30°C (86°F) mark. During this time, parks, gardens, and outdoor venues burst to life, attracting both locals and tourists, while coastal destinations witness a surge in visitors seeking seaside tranquility.
The influence of the Atlantic Ocean maintains a temperate balance, preventing excessive heat waves in most areas. Coastal regions, such as the picturesque Cornwall in the southwest, benefit from refreshing sea breezes that provide a welcome respite on scorching summer days. July is a relatively dry period in England, with only about 14 days of rainfall.
For a more detailed overview, check out our article on the best time to visit England.
Weather in England in July - Rainfall and Temperatures
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|Avg Nightly (°C)||4||4||5||6||9||12||15||18||13||10||6||5|
|Avg Daily (°F)||47||49||52||58||63||68||74||74||67||59||52||49|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||40||40||41||43||49||54||59||65||56||50||43||41|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||23||30||22||22||26||45||36||38||26||29||34||37|
|Avg Daily (°C)||20||23||23|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||12||15||18|
|Avg Daily (°F)||68||74||74|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||54||59||65|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||45||36||38|
English summer is in full swing in July, with delightful weather and extended daylight hours drawing tourists from various corners of the globe. Here are some reasons why you should plan your trip to England in July.
Best month to spot puffins: Mid-July marks the last, but perhaps the best, the opportunity to witness the charming puffins in all their glory. During this month, puffins settle along the coastlines and the North Atlantic Ocean for breeding, making it a prime time to spot them.
Festivals and events: July is brimming with cultural festivities and events, including Pride in London, the Henley Royal Regatta, and the world-famous Wimbledon. The Sunderland International Airshow dazzles spectators with thrilling aerial acrobatics and live music, while Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight stands as a renowned regatta that draws sailing enthusiasts from around the globe. Various local fairs and festivals celebrating art, music, and heritage, including the Cambridge Folk Festival and WOMAD Festival, also take place during the month.
Outdoor fun: With the sun shining, July is the perfect month to explore the English outdoors. Traverse breathtaking hiking trails like the renowned Coast to Coast Path and the scenic Cotswold Way, surrounded by a landscape adorned with vibrant blooms and lush greenery. Enjoy park visits, pedal through the countryside, sightsee iconic landmarks, go horseback riding, and swim in coastal towns.
A trip to London is all the more exciting during the peak tourist month, that is, July. It is also a month of various events and exhibitions in the capital city. Some highlights you must not miss include the BBC Proms, the world's biggest classical music festival, and the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. London’s parks are also at their peak in July, offering a great opportunity to relax, have a picnic, or take a leisurely stroll. Some of the best parks to visit are Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, and Richmond Park.
To observe puffins in their natural habitat, consider visiting the Farne Islands, located off the coast of Northumberland, or exploring Bempton Cliffs along the Yorkshire coastline. These locations provide excellent viewpoints.
Over at Brighton, you can attend the Brighton Kite Festival. This annual event is held in the beautiful and spacious Stanmer Park. The festival features a wide array of kites in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Visitors can expect to see impressive kite displays, including single-line kites, stunt kites, and giant inflatable kites that soar high above the park.
Taking advantage of the long days, explore the rugged beauty of the Northumberland Coast, where dramatic cliffs meet sandy shores, or venture to Llandudno for a refreshing dip in the sparkling waters. If you crave even more breathtaking vistas, the mystical landscapes of the Isle of Skye await.
July paints a vibrant picture of England, offering the perfect blend of pleasant weather, cultural festivities, and outdoor adventures. Whether you are captivated by puffin-spotting, cultural celebrations, or scenic hikes, this peak summer month promises an unforgettable experience for travelers from near and afar.