This post is an overview of the weather in August in London in August, with tips on what to expect for temperatures and rainfall, as well as what to pack and things to do.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN AUGUST
August is perhaps the best time of year in London as this month provides comfortable and relatively dry weather for most outdoor activities and for just exploring the city.
How Hot is London in August?
Afternoon high temperatures will tend to be around 22-23 C (mid-70s F) early in the month and about 21 C (near 70 F) by the end of the month.
A couple of the warmer days early in the month can see afternoon temperatures rising up to 28-29 C (mid-80s F).
Overnight and early morning low temperatures tend to be near 15-16 C (60 F) early in the month cooling down to 15-16 C (upper 50s F) near the end of the month.
A couple of the cooler mornings could see temperatures dipping down to 11-12 C (lower 50s F).
With about 17-18 days seeing sunny or at least partly sunny skies, August is a great time for walking tours around London while only 7-8 days are likely to see rainfalls of 1mm (.04 inches) or more.
Daylight hours range from over 15 hours early in August gradually diminishing to under 14 hours towards month’s end.
Most days wind will not be an issue, averaging between 2 mph and 16 mph (4kph-26 kph).
Summer clothes are good but you should also bring along some heavier clothes for the cooler evenings and early mornings. A light sweater, light jacket or windbreaker might also be a good idea.
Don’t forget a good pair of walking shoes and an umbrella for the few wet days.
THINGS TO DO IN AUGUST IN LONDON
Below is our top 10 list of things to do in August in London.
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- Attend a Music Concert
- Take a Tour of Buckingham Palace
- Attend the Notting Hill Carnival
- Take a Cruise along the Thames
- Watch a Football Match
- Attend a West End Musical
- Discover the Food of London
- Witness the Changing of the Horse Guards
- Enjoy a late night session at The Tate Modern
- Walk in the Footsteps of Britain’s Kings and Queens on our Royal Westminster Tour