UK weather in September 2022

For many, especially those not held hostage by school terms, September is the ideal time to get out and about across the UK while conditions are still pleasant but the summer holiday rush has calmed. Read more

  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in September in UK (London)19
    19°C max day temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day
  • 11 days with some rainfall in September in UK (London)11
    11 days with some rainfall
  • 11°C minimum night-time temperature in September in UK (London)11
    11°C min night temperature
  • 13 hours of daylight per day in September in UK (London)13
    13 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in September in UK (London)0
    No heat & humidity
  • 55 mm monthly rainfall in September in UK (London)55
    55 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in September in UK (London)4
    4 (Moderate) UV index

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Top 10 UK places to go in September

Discover the UK's weather in September. Here, we've picked some of the very finest places you can go this September where there's a delicious mix of generally good weather (on average) and things to do.

  1. Bognor Regis, West Sussex
  2. Eastbourne, East Sussex
  3. Weymouth, Dorset
  4. Whitstable, Kent
  5. Padstow, Cornwall
  6. Torquay, Devon
  7. Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
  8. Aldeburgh, Suffolk
  9. Tenby, Pembrokeshire
  10. York, North Yorkshire
Aerial view of Eastbourne, East Sussex © Alexey Fedorenko - Adobe Stock Image
Aerial view of Eastbourne, East Sussex © Alexey Fedorenko - Adobe Stock Image

1. Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England

The traditional seaside resort of Bognor Regis in West Sussex has long welcomed holidaymakers. Located between Portsmouth and Brighton (both great day trip options) and on the fringes of the South Downs National Park, it's handy for anyone keen to get to know this part of England's south coast.

The town itself has the classic attractions you would hope for, such as the Bognor Regis Pier, a long promenade, various miniature golf courses, an illuminating Bognor Regis Museum and, possibly the stars of the show, East Beach and West Beach, both blending sand with shingle.

Hotham Park promises fun for all the family with a miniature railway, petite boating lake and play area. Of course, Butlins Bognor Regis is another mainstay of the town and still attracts families keen to make the most of its many facilities.

Nearby, you'll find plenty to do in the great outdoors of Chichester AONB including clambering over the dunes of West Wittering Beach and East Head*.

  • Usually 18°C maximum daytime temperature in Bognor Regis in September18
    18°C max daytime temperature
  • 6 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 11 days with some rainfall in Bognor Regis in September11
    11 days with some rainfall
  • 65 mm monthly rainfall in Bognor Regis in September65
    65 mm monthly rainfall

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2. Eastbourne, East Sussex, England

Eastbourne has long drawn crowds to its ribbon of beaches. The seafront is backed by Victorian villas and the expertly manicured Carpet Gardens stretches along the promenade linking the 1930s' bandstand with the Victorian pier, one of the finest examples of its kind.

One of the resort's biggest draws is its swathe of sandy and shingle beaches, notably the main resort beach, which is well equipped and excellent for rock pooling at low tide. Watersports are also popular here, from sea kayaking to sailing.

Within the town, the Towner Eastbourne is where you'll find a solid collection of contemporary art while the Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway offers thrilling rides for all ages.

Arguably one of Eastbourne's finest selling points is its location close to the South Downs National Park. From here, you can easily hike paths at Beachy Head and Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, go paddleboarding in Cuckmere Valley*, strike off up the South Coast Path or hit the Cuckoo Trail, a 14-mile cycle route from Eastbourne to Heathfield.

  • Usually 18°C maximum daytime temperature in Eastbourne in September18
    18°C max daytime temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 12 days with some rainfall in Eastbourne in September12
    12 days with some rainfall
  • 72 mm monthly rainfall in Eastbourne in September72
    72 mm monthly rainfall

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3. Weymouth, Dorset, England

At the heart of southern England's 95-mile-long Jurassic Coast, Weymouth remains as wonderfully popular today as it did in the time of King George III who frequented this scenic coastal town more than 200 years ago.

In many ways your quintessential seaside resort, Weymouth has everything from seafront villas and a busy harbour to independent shops, fine seafood restaurants and, most enticingly, a soft, sandy Blue Flag-winning beach with no shortage of buckets and spades for sale.

It also has a wealth of things to do, be it splashing around the shallows on the beach, taking a coastal cruise from the harbour or trying watersports. There are plenty of places to get up close with the region's history too, such as nearby Portland Castle*, which was built during the reign of Henry VIII and featured in both world wars and the ruins of Maiden Castle*, one of the largest Iron Age hillforts in Europe.

Further afield, there's lots to discover within the Dorset Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) such as the renowned 18-mile stretch of shingle at Chesil Beach, iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove and the walking trail of the South West Coast Path.

  • Usually 18°C maximum daytime temperature in Weymouth in September18
    18°C max daytime temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 13 days with some rainfall in Weymouth in September13
    13 days with some rainfall
  • 68 mm monthly rainfall in Weymouth in September68
    68 mm monthly rainfall

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4. Whitstable, Kent, England

Known as the Pearl of Kent, the shingle shores of Whitstable have, since Roman times, produced some of the finest 'native' oysters around. This has cemented the town's reputation with people travelling far and wide to sample these Kentish molluscs.

You'll find lots of opportunities to try oysters, from small shacks to high-end restaurants such as seafront Whitstable Oyster Company.

An undeniably pretty place, Whitstable is full of independent coffee shops, pubs and boutiques, as well as colourful cottages that back the beach. It's also an excellent place to base yourself to explore the wider area.

Wander among the ancient woodland of RSPB Blean Woods, hop on two wheels to cycle the seven-mile Crab and Winkle Way to historic Canterbury or visit Faversham where Britain's oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame, offers tours and tastings.

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5. Padstow, Cornwall, England

Tucked into the western side of the River Camel estuary on the north coast of Cornwall, Padstow is a tumbledown mix of houses, pubs, restaurants, shops and quays that culminates around its busy working harbour.

It's boatloads of freshly caught seafood that have helped Padstow claim a foodie title. You know you're in for a treat whether you're chomping on paper-wrapped fish and chips on the beach or dining in white-table-cloth-style.

The South West Coast Path snakes right through Padstow making it easy for you to stroll to one of the many nearby sandy beaches. You can continue along the path, either aiming for Trevose Head* or the headland of Pentire Point* - dramatic sea views await at both.

Alternatively, cycle The Camel Trail, which connects Padstow to Wadebridge along 17 miles of disused railway lines. Further afield, the any attractions of Cornwall tempt, including the cliff top ruins of Tintagel Castle*.

  • Usually 17°C maximum daytime temperature in Padstow in September17
    17°C max daytime temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 15 days with some rainfall in Padstow in September15
    15 days with some rainfall
  • 82 mm monthly rainfall in Padstow in September82
    82 mm monthly rainfall

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6. Torquay, Devon, England

Renowned for its mild climate, Torquay in Devon sits within an area fondly known as the 'English Riviera'. If that doesn't have you packing your bags, there's also lots to look forward to if you're planning a holiday to this most stylish of seaside resorts.

First up has to be the necklace of beaches, many Blue Flag winners, that surround the town, including Oddicombe Beach and Torre Abbey Sands. Whether you like to recline in the sun, paddle, swim, try watersports or take a boat trip, there's no shortage of ways to get on and in the water here.

Entrance to Torquay Harbour, Devon © Ian Woolcock - Adobe Stock Image
Entrance to Torquay Harbour, Devon © Ian Woolcock - Adobe Stock Image

The town also has a fine pedigree when it comes to heritage. Queen of crime writing, Agatha Christie, was born close to Torquay and later purchased her much-loved holiday home, Greenway*, here, which you can visit. Don't miss the town's Agatha Christie Mile, a trail that takes in 12 relevant sights of interest.

The Torquay Museum offers a wider look at the region's past while Battery Gardens promises some of the most splendid views on the south west coast and Babbacombe Model Village will delight for hours.

Outwith the town, you'll find attractions such as the medieval fortress of Compton Castle* and Totnes Castle*, a Norman motte and bailey creation. Meanwhile, the likes of Exmouth*, which marks the western edge of the Jurassic Coast, Salcombe, Exeter and Plymouth are well within easy reach as well.

  • Usually 18°C maximum daytime temperature in Torquay in September18
    18°C max daytime temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 13 days with some rainfall in Torquay in September13
    13 days with some rainfall
  • 81 mm monthly rainfall in Torquay in September81
    81 mm monthly rainfall

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7. Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England

Clacton-on-Sea, part of the Essex Sunshine Coast, offers a traditional seaside escape. Clacton Pier, The Pavilion Fun Park, beautifully sculpted seaside gardens and a well-stocked promenade all help to cultivate this nostalgic feeling.

The gently sloping shores of West Beach are eternally popular as is the stretch at Martello Bay, just outside of the town. Be sure to check out the beach huts which can be hired for the duration of your stay.

Within the town, you can find out more about the area's past at the Jaywick Martello Tower, a museum/exhibition space with lots about the town's heritage. There's also a mix of branded and independent shops and restaurants.

Clacton-on-Sea is well situated to discover more about both Essex and neighbouring Suffolk. Close by is the historic town of Colchester, where, among many other attractions, the magnificent ruins of St Botolph's Priory*, a Norman keep built on top of a Roman temple, remain.

You'll also find an enjoyable day trip by heading to Harwich and hopping on the ferry to Felixstowe where you can visit the mighty Landguard Fort*.

  • Usually 19°C maximum daytime temperature in Clacton-on-Sea in September19
    19°C max daytime temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 15 days with some rainfall in Clacton-on-Sea in September15
    15 days with some rainfall
  • 48 mm monthly rainfall in Clacton-on-Sea in September48
    48 mm monthly rainfall

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8. Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England

The Tudor port of Aldeburgh on the coast of Suffolk is about as sophisticated and refined as it gets. Rooted in medieval history, the town, which is lined with pastel-hued villas, is known today for its arts scene, in no small way enhanced by its former resident, the composer Benjamin Britten.

Two great ways of getting to know its history can be found firstly at Aldeburgh Museum, located in a striking 16th-century Tudor hall, and The Red House, the former home of Britten and his partner.

Beach wise, Aldeburgh Beach is a shingle affair stretching from the bold Scallop sculpture in the north down to the town's Martello Tower, said to be the largest of its type in the UK, to the south.

You don't have to go far to find sandy bays however, with many dotted nearby such as Kessingland Beach and Blue Flag Felixstowe South Beach.

There are lots of other places to explore nearby: the site of Sutton Hoo*, the impressive keep of Orford Castle* and the 14th-century ruins of Leiston Abbey*, to name a few. You will also find lots of ways, from walking and cycling to birdwatching, of getting out in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB, including Orford Ness National Nature Reserve.

  • Usually 19°C maximum daytime temperature in Aldeburgh in September19
    19°C max daytime temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 15 days with some rainfall in Aldeburgh in September15
    15 days with some rainfall
  • 53 mm monthly rainfall in Aldeburgh in September53
    53 mm monthly rainfall

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9. Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Achingly attractive Tenby lies within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in southwest Wales. This small fishing port has blossomed into one of the country's most desirable destinations thanks to its number of golden sandy beaches and unrivalled natural beauty.

As for what to see, there's the unmissable medieval walls, Norman-built Tenby Castle surrounded almost completely by sea, the striking interiors of the early 16th-century Tudor Merchant's House* and Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, with its collections of local archaeological, geological and maritime exhibits.

Activity wise, while days at Blue Flag-winning Castle, North and South beaches beckon so too do pastimes such as watersports, try paddleboarding, sea kayaking or coasteering, or hiking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path (you don't have to do all 186 miles!).

You could also take a boat trip wildlife watching or across the water to Caldey Island, a holy isle maintained by a community of Cistercian monks.

  • Usually 17°C maximum daytime temperature in Tenby in September17
    17°C max daytime temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 15 days with some rainfall in Tenby in September15
    15 days with some rainfall
  • 85 mm monthly rainfall in Tenby in September85
    85 mm monthly rainfall

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10. York, North Yorkshire, England

From the Romans to the Vikings, York has been a pivotal settlement for invading powers whose legacies can be seen all over this compact city today. This makes it a dream for history lovers, not to mention foodies looking to sample its award-winning restaurants and good old Yorkshire pubs.

One of the easiest ways to get your bearings is to tackle the (free) medieval wall walk, a near-complete elevated route around the heart of the city before marvelling at the intricacies of the stonework of York Minster, the second-largest Gothic cathedral of Northern Europe.

Another historic monument to seek out is Clifford's Tower*, built by William the Conqueror, which also boasts good views of the low-lying city. Meanwhile, you can experience life in the time of the Vikings at family-favourite Jorvik Viking Centre (top tip: book well in advance) or York through the ages at York Castle Museum.

The National Railway Museum, with its impressive collection of locomotives, carriages and artefacts, is a must for anyone with the faintest interest in the evolution of train travel, while Museum Gardens is the place to soak up the sun before heading to the river for a cone from The Full Moo Ice Cream Boat.

  • Usually 18°C maximum daytime temperature in York in September18
    18°C max daytime temperature
  • 4 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 13 days with some rainfall in York in September13
    13 days with some rainfall
  • 53 mm monthly rainfall in York in September53
    53 mm monthly rainfall

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How hot is it in the UK in September?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 19°C in London, UK in September, falling to 11°C at night.

How sunny is it in the UK in September?

There are normally 5 hours of bright sunshine each day in London, UK in September - that's 37% of daylight hours.

Does it rain in the UK in September?

There are usually 11 days with some rain in London, UK in September and the average monthly rainfall is 55mm.

UK September sunrise & sunset times

Browse the sunrise and sunset times for UK in September 2022. 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.

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Thursday, 1st September 2022 06:13 19:47
Thursday, 15th September 2022 06:35 19:15
Friday, 30th September 2022 06:59 18:41

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