The climate of the UK
The UK has a temperate climate. In general, this means that Britain gets cool, wet winters and warm, wet summers. It rarely features the extremes of heat or cold, drought or wind that are common in other climates. The weather conditions are also very changeable.
Not all parts of the UK have the same climate. London, in the southeast of the UK, is a region characterised by a warm and dry climate in the summer and a cold and dry climate in the winter.
Cumbria, in the mountainous northwest of England, generally has cooler temperatures and more rainfall throughout the year.
Monthly average temperatures in the UK: