Brighton - Climate

Climate

Brighton has an Oceanic climate like most of southern Britain, but during the summer months is affected by sea breezes; temperatures by the sea can be 5 or so degrees lower than those 2+ miles inland.

Summers are generally pleasant, although rains do occur. Generally the temperatures in July get to around 20–21 degrees during the day. During heatwaves however, daytime highs often get much higher, sometimes into the low 30s.

Winters are usually mild like most of southern Britain; however, during easterly outbreaks, snow is common. The South Downs usually shield the city from some weather, but during snow events the city is sometimes badly affected. Recent winters of 2008/9 and 2009/10 saw large snow amounts falling. December 2010 was the deepest with about 30 cm falling. Brighton sometimes is in the convergence area of snow bands.

Climate data for Brighton
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8
(46)
8
(46)
9
(49)
12
(53)
16
(60)
18
(64)
20
(68)
21
(69)
18
(65)
15
(59)
11
(52)
9
(48)
14
(57)
Average low °C (°F) 3
(38)
3
(38)
4
(40)
6
(43)
9
(48)
12
(53)
14
(58)
14
(58)
12
(54)
9
(49)
6
(43)
4
(40)
8
(47)
Precipitation mm (inches) 88
(3.46)
60
(2.36)
51
(2.01)
58
(2.28)
56
(2.2)
50
(1.97)
54
(2.13)
62
(2.44)
67
(2.64)
105
(4.13)
103
(4.06)
97
(3.82)
851
(33.5)
Source: Met Office

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