Although it has a reputation for being gray, rainy, and generally drab, weather in England has a diverse climate considering its size and in reality, London on average experiences less annual rainfall than New York City. During the summer, temperatures can reach high 80s °F, while in the winter they can plummet to around 15°F. Naturally, the further north you travel, the colder and wetter it gets, while the warmest climates are found in the southeast and southwest of the country.

Best Time to Visit England

Deciding when to visit England depends on the type of vacation you have in mind. Although the English weather, especially over the last few years, is unpredictable at best, the winter tends to be wet and cold, while the summer is warm and dry, especially in July and August. Some of the best times to visit tend to be in the spring (February to May) and fall (September to November) months when the surrounding countryside is in a permanent state of change and a myriad of colors, smells, and brooding skies transforming the landscape. The high-season falls between the months of April and September, so make sure to book well in advance if traveling during this period.