UK weather in July 2024

Discover the UK's weather in July. As well as sharing the average temperatures at popular destinations, we've handpicked a list of the top 10 places to go in the UK in July for anyone planning a holiday or day trip in summer.

  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in July in UK (London)22
    22°C max day temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day
  • 10 days with some rainfall in July in UK (London)10
    10 days with some rainfall
  • 13°C minimum night-time temperature in July in UK (London)13
    13°C min night temperature
  • 16 hours of daylight per day in July in UK (London)16
    16 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in July in UK (London)0
    No heat & humidity
  • 49 mm monthly rainfall in July in UK (London)49
    49 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in July in UK (London)6
    6 (High) UV index

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Top 10 UK places to go in July

When the sun shines in the UK, there's no need to be anywhere else on earth and July is one of the best months for getting out and experiencing the long days and warmer temperatures. Below you'll find our pick of places where you can make the most of the seasonal conditions, which are typically warm, bright and dry.

  1. Lyme Regis, Dorset Coast
  2. Scilly Isles, England
  3. Dartmoor, Devon
  4. Gower Peninsula, Wales
  5. Aldeburgh, Suffolk Coast
  6. London, England
  7. Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswold Hills
  8. Blackpool, Lancashire
  9. Aviemore, Scotland
  10. Bath, Somerset
Lyme Regis's distinctive ammonite street lamps
Lyme Regis's distinctive ammonite street lamps - public domain image courtesy of Adrian Pingstone - Wikimedia CC0 1.0

1. Lyme Regis, Dorset Coast, England

The coastal town of Lyme Regis in Dorset is well known as one of the best places to go fossil hunting in the UK. Today, the town sits within the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and is renowned as the place where Mary Anning, famous Georgian palaeontologist and fossil collector, lived.

With this in mind, it's no great surprise that many who visit do so to get to know the geology of the region and give fossil hunting a go. Monmouth Beach is a hit as you can see a layer of limestone known as the ammonite graveyard.

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum boasts one of the finest private collections of fossils in the southwest while Lyme Regis Museum hosts guided fossil walks for the uninitiated.

Combine fossil foraging with a walk on the Axmouth to Lyme Regis trail through the Undercliffs Nature Reserve, an unmissable spectacle for its geological features and spotting local wildlife.

You don't have to love fossils to love Lyme Regis, however. This stylish seaside town has plenty of other accolades thanks to its lively harbour, The Cobb, sandy Town Beach, indy shops, bars and seafood restaurants, and proximity to both the East Downs AONB and Blackdown Hills AONB, ideal for walking or cycling.

There's also the outdoor gallery that is the Sculpture Trail through Langmoor and Lister Gardens at the town's centre, while Church Cliff Beach is where to take your nets for a bit of rockpooling. Sailing and golfing are also readily available when staying in Lyme Regis.

Lyme Regis in July

  • Usually 20°C maximum daytime temperature in Lyme Regis in July20
    20°C max daytime temperature
  • 7 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 11 days with some rainfall in Lyme Regis in July11
    11 days with some rainfall
  • 53 mm monthly rainfall in Lyme Regis in July53
    53 mm monthly rainfall

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2. Scilly Isles, England

For a holiday at island-life-pace, pack your bags for the Scilly Isles, an archipelago of more than 145 islands just off the southwest coast of Cornwall that's also a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Thankfully, you only have to choose between the five inhabited islands when it comes to deciding where to base yourself but the rest are open for exploration.

St Mary's is the main island and where many people choose to stay when visiting the Scilly Isles as it's well stocked with shops, cafés; and pubs. Boats, including the one from Penzance which takes a mere 2 hours and 40 minutes, arrive and depart with ferry loads of excited day-trippers from its bustling quay.

On St Mary's, you can wander the streets of Hugh Town before settling on the shore of Porthcressa Beach and walking up to Buzza Tower or along the headland to Peninnis Lighthouse.

Alternatively, strike out on The Garrison, a walk designed to absorb you in the island's history as it winds its way to Star Castle with promises of spectacular views that give a real sense of perspective.

When it comes to visiting other islands, you have plenty to choose from, each with its own wonderful coastal walks, beaches and historic landmarks from churches to lighthouses.

On Tresco you'll find the sub-tropical creation that is Abbey Garden. Meanwhile, if you take your snorkel to the soft white sandy beaches of St Martin's you're likely to find yourself accompanied by seals. Don't forget your binoculars when visiting St Agnes as you can visit the black backed gulls breeding ground of Gugh.

Scilly Isles in July

  • Usually 19°C maximum daytime temperature in Scilly Isles in July19
    19°C max daytime temperature
  • 7 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 12 days with some rainfall in Scilly Isles in July12
    12 days with some rainfall
  • 62 mm monthly rainfall in Scilly Isles in July62
    62 mm monthly rainfall

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3. Dartmoor, Devon, England

Mention Dartmoor and your mind may think of a menacing hound featured in a Sherlock Holmes novel but there's really nothing frightening about the remote, landscape that makes up the moorland of Dartmoor National Park in Devon.

In fact, the land is a contrast of open moors, deep gorges with fast-flowing streams and solid granite tors rising high from below the ground. These tors provide more than mere scenery; for many, these granite giants present the perfect opportunity for climbing and abseiling with options for all levels.

Meanwhile, the Lydford Gorge Trail takes you up close to the Whitelady Waterfall, the highest in England's southwest, and Castle Drogo exists as an elegant example of revivalist architecture. Walk through the remains of an old 13th-century settlement at Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village.

Away from the park and towards the coast, the land changes again giving way to beautiful beaches such as Blackpool Sands and harbour towns like Salcombe Bay in the South Devon AONB.

RSPB Labrador Bay is where you'll not only enjoy wonderful views but be able to spot raptors such as buzzards and peregrines. Tales of eras gone by await at the 19th-century Finch Foundry once powered by water.

Dartmoor in July

  • Usually 18°C maximum daytime temperature in Dartmoor in July18
    18°C max daytime temperature
  • 7 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 12 days with some rainfall in Dartmoor in July12
    12 days with some rainfall
  • 99 mm monthly rainfall in Dartmoor in July99
    99 mm monthly rainfall

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4. Gower Peninsula, Wales

Did you know that the Gower Peninsula was the first part of the UK to be declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1956?

This 19-mile long peninsula in South Wales is hemmed with a rocky coast punctuated by soft sandy beaches and dramatic limestone cliffs. Inland, it's a place of woods, heaths, marshlands and dunes, which work together to create a wildly biodiverse landscape.

What's more, 33% of the Gower Peninsula is either a National Nature Reserve or a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), so you know you're in for a treat when you visit.

For adventurous types, the Gower Peninsula is epic for walking and surfing, the beaches of Llangennith, Pwll Du and Rhossili Bay proving especially popular; the latter is often found on lists of "The Best Beaches in the World".

There's more culture here than you might expect, too. Part of the Heritage Coast, there are no fewer than 1,200 archaeological sites from throughout the ages. We're talking medieval castles (such as Pennard Castle), Iron Age forts, old mines (do visit Cefn Coed Colliery Museum), churches and lighthouses.

It's a wonderful place to camp with campsites ranging from rustic to well-equipped, although there are also many expertly run B&Bs, hotels and private accommodation to choose from. Plus, Wales' second city of Swansea and the Brecon Beacons National Park are only a short drive away.

Gower Peninsula in July

  • Usually 19°C maximum daytime temperature in Gower Peninsula in July19
    19°C max daytime temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 13 days with some rainfall in Gower Peninsula in July13
    13 days with some rainfall
  • 76 mm monthly rainfall in Gower Peninsula in July76
    76 mm monthly rainfall

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5. Aldeburgh, Suffolk Coast, England

Just north of the River Alde on Suffolk's North Sea coast is the pretty town of Aldeburgh. What began life as a busy Tudor port has evolved through the centuries into a fishing village and seaside resort with an eclectic mix of period buildings including colourful Victorian and Edwardian villas.

Aldeburgh's big claim to fame is through its former resident, composer Benjamin Britten, which has instilled a creative air within the town and resulted in numerous arts and music festivals being held here throughout the year.

The Aldeburgh Museum, housed in the Tudor Moot Hall is a good place to get to know the area, while you can dive into the life of Britten and his tenor partner, Peter Pears, at their former home, The Red House.

Take a walk along the shingle shore to see the four-metre tall 'Scallop' sculpture in Britten's honour and the Napoleonic-era Martello Tower before perusing the High Street shops.

Nearby attractions include RSPB North Warren Nature Reserve, English Heritage-remains such as Orford Castle and the fascinating site of Sutton Hoo. Slightly further afield, you'll find Ipswich, Great Yarmouth and the thrilling Felixstowe to Harwich Harbour Ferry.

Aldeburgh in July

  • Usually 20°C maximum daytime temperature in Aldeburgh in July20
    20°C max daytime temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 13 days with some rainfall in Aldeburgh in July13
    13 days with some rainfall
  • 48 mm monthly rainfall in Aldeburgh in July48
    48 mm monthly rainfall

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6. London, England

Whether it's your first or your hundredth time in the capital, there's no end of things to see, places to visit and neighbourhoods to get to know in the UK's biggest and most bustling city, London.

There are well-known galleries, such as The National Gallery and The Tate Modern, museums including The British Museum, Imperial War Museum and Natural History Museum and historic sites like The Tower of London, Churchill War Rooms, Hampton Court Palace and Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

The Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner, London
The Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner, London © QQ7 - Adobe Stock Image

Then there are the countless opportunities for shopping, eating and drinking - think Flat Iron Square near London Bridge, Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant and Castle, Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross and Boxpark, Shoreditch among many, many others.

Explore the various green spaces from Kensington Gardens and Battersea Park to London Fields; hit the streets on two feet, hire an e-bike or take a river cruise - London is the city that keeps on giving and a holiday here in summer will be an experience full of memorable sights and tasty treats.

London in July

  • Usually 22°C maximum daytime temperature in London in July22
    22°C max daytime temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 10 days with some rainfall in London in July10
    10 days with some rainfall
  • 49 mm monthly rainfall in London in July49
    49 mm monthly rainfall

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7. Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswold Hills, England

Dive into the charming Cotswolds on a summer getaway to Stow-on-the-Wold, a historic hilltop market town in deepest Gloucestershire.

Situated at the junction of seven major roads including the Fosse Way, the Roman road that linked the southwest of England with the northeast, Stow-on-the-Wold has long been a vital stopping point. Today, it's a scenic base from which you set about exploring the towns and countryside of the Cotswolds AONB.

Famous for its annual sheep fairs, a legacy from the glory days of the region's wool industry, you can't miss the town's enormous market place surrounded by smart Cotswold stone houses and tempting shops and galleries selling antiques, arts and crafts.

Head for beautiful gardens at Hidcote Manor and Snowshill Manor as well as neighbouring towns such as Moreton in Marsh and Chipping Campden.

Get your history fix learning about the 1646 Battle of Stow and by visiting the likes of Rollright Stones, a small complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monuments, 18th-century Broadway Tower where you can also take a guided tour of a Cold War nuclear bunker and Chedworth Roman Villa, one of the largest of its kind found in Britain, intricate mosaics included.

Meanwhile, as well as numerous short local routes for walkers, it's easy to tackle sections of long-distance paths from Stow-on-the-Wold including the Gloucestershire Way and the national trail of Cotswold Way. Of course, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are tantalising close as well.

Stow-on-the-Wold in July

  • Usually 21°C maximum daytime temperature in Stow on the Wold in July21
    21°C max daytime temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 13 days with some rainfall in Stow on the Wold in July13
    13 days with some rainfall
  • 54 mm monthly rainfall in Stow on the Wold in July54
    54 mm monthly rainfall

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8. Blackpool, Lancashire, England

Pack the bucket and spade for a summer escape to this renowned resort. Blackpool has been welcoming holidaymakers to its seven-mile-long stretch of golden sand for over a century and it certainly knows a thing or two about entertainment.

If you're hoping for a promenade illuminated in neon, you won't be disappointed. From the arcades of the North Pier to the rollercoasters of the South Pier (where, incidentally, you'll also find The Gin House, a marvellous new addition specialising in, you guessed it, gin), Blackpool has all the elements of a traditional seaside resort.

Brave 10 thrilling roller coasters at Blackpool Pleasure Beach before ascending the Blackpool Tower and taking a more sedate ride on the Heritage Tram Tour along the waterfront.

Walk the streets of a Blackpool Model Village & Gardens before donning a wetsuit and trying your feet at Blackpool Wakepark, where activities, as well as wakeboarding, include an inflatable floating obstacle course, SUP, kayaking and swimming.

Away from the busy centre of Blackpool, you'll find plenty of things to do from walking in the Forest of Bowland AONB, birdwatching at RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre or getting stuck into the fascinating industrial heritage on offer in nearby Manchester.

Blackpool in July

  • Usually 19°C maximum daytime temperature in Blackpool in July19
    19°C max daytime temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 13 days with some rainfall in Blackpool in July13
    13 days with some rainfall
  • 70 mm monthly rainfall in Blackpool in July70
    70 mm monthly rainfall

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9. Aviemore, Scotland

Aviemore is the beating heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Close to the foot of the eponymous mountain, it's well-placed for making the most of this immense outdoor playground.

While hiking some of the UK's highest peaks is a leading pastime, there are so many other ways to get to know the wilds of the landscape. Hire a bike to cycle anything from flat routes around the shores of beautiful Loch Morlich to more challenging ones found at Glenlivet Mountain Biking Trail Centre.

Head to Rothiemurchus Estate to choose from a wide variety of activities, like paddleboarding on the River Spey, river tubing, gorge walking and tackling the ropes of the Treezone.

Get to know Britain's only free-ranging herd of reindeer with a guided hill walk from the experts at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre or visit the brilliant run created for endangered Scottish wildcats at the Highland Wildlife Park, while binos will come in handy for osprey-spotting at RSPB Loch Garten.

Be sure to visit picture-perfect Dalwhinnie Distillery south of the town before venturing north to the Tomintoul Highland Games that typically take place each July, bagpipes and all.

Aviemore in July

  • Usually 17°C maximum daytime temperature in Aviemore in July17
    17°C max daytime temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 17 days with some rainfall in Aviemore in July17
    17 days with some rainfall
  • 66 mm monthly rainfall in Aviemore in July66
    66 mm monthly rainfall

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10. Bath, Somerset, England

Bath is in the enviable position of being able to offer both a city break and country escape in one.

The compact centre has plenty to entertain culture vultures, from the famed Romans Baths and elegant Royal Crescent (don't miss No 1 Royal Crescent for a look at Georgian life at this prestigious address) to the Museum of Bath at Work, which details the city's growth from Roman to Victorian times.

Join the queue at Sally Lunn's, one of the oldest houses in Bath, dating from the 1400s, and believed to be the place where the very first 'Bath Bun' - a large brioche-like bun best served slathered in jam - was baked by Sally herself in the late 17th century.

For history of a different kind, consider visiting the American Museum & Gardens, the only place dedicated to American history and culture outside of the United States.

Try kayaking (possibly even the challenging nighttime session on offer) and paddleboarding on the River Avon that flows through Bath or take on the circuitous six-mile Bath Skyline walk that delivers spire-piercing views of the historic centre from the surrounding hills.

Further afield, impressive Wells Cathedral, Farleigh Hungerford Castle and the maritime-history-rich city of Bristol offer plenty more to see and do on any summer holiday to Bath.

Bath in July

  • Usually 21°C maximum daytime temperature in Bath in July21
    21°C max daytime temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 12 days with some rainfall in Bath in July12
    12 days with some rainfall
  • 62 mm monthly rainfall in Bath in July62
    62 mm monthly rainfall

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How hot is it in the UK in July?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 22°C in London, UK in July, falling to 13°C at night.

How sunny is it in the UK in July?

There are normally 6 hours of bright sunshine each day in London, UK in July - that's 39% of daylight hours.

Does it rain in the UK in July?

There are usually 10 days with some rain in London, UK in July and the average monthly rainfall is 49mm.

UK July sunrise & sunset times

Browse the sunrise and sunset times for UK in July 2024. Select a month to view UK sunrise and sunset times for the next 12 months. The UK sunrise and sunset times shown below are for London.


Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Monday, 1st July 2024 04:48 21:21
Tuesday, 16th July 2024 05:03 21:10
Wednesday, 31st July 2024 05:23 20:49

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