weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (2022)

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The climate of San Francisco can be defined as "Mediterranean with cool summers". In fact, both the winter temperatures and the rain pattern remind of the Mediterranean climate, but summer is unusually cool because of the cold current that flows along the coast of California and is able to cause fog in San Francisco Bay, and to function as a natural air conditioner for the city and the surrounding areas.
Here are the average temperatures measured at the international airport, which is located south of the city and overlooks the bay.

San Francisco - Average temperatures (1991-2020)
MonthMin (°C)Max (°C)Mean (°C)Min (°F)Max (°F)Mean (°F)
January6.814.610.7445851.2
February7.716.111.9466153.4
March8.517.713.1476455.6
April9.41914.2496657.5
May10.920.515.7526960.3
June1222.417.2547262.9
July1322.817.9557364.2
August13.523.218.4567465
September13.324.218.7567565.7
October11.922.817.4537363.3
November9.118.113.6486556.5
December6.914.710.8445851.5
Year10.319.714.9550.567.459

However, in the area, there are different microclimates, which must be taken into account by those who plan to move outside of the city proper (for example, you could go to the Yosemite National Park). In general, as you move away from the sea, you will find a more continental climate, a bit colder in winter and much warmer in summer.
Rainfall is not abundant, since it amounts to about 485 millimeters (19 inches) per year, but the period from November to March is quite rainy; in April and October, the rains are quite rare, while from June to September, they are definitely rare and sporadic.
Here is the average precipitation.

San Francisco - Average precipitation
MonthMillimetersInchesDays
January1003.912
February953.711
March652.611
April401.67
May120.55
June40.12
July001
August102
September20.12
October200.84
November5028
December1054.111
Year49019.375

Winter, from December to mid-March, is mild and quite rainy. There are, however, sunny and dry periods, sometimes long. Very cold days are rare: at most, the temperature can approach freezing (0 °C or 32 °F) during the night, and only on colder periods it remains about 8/10 °C (46/50 °F) during the day. However, east of the city, in the Sacramento Valley, and more rarely also to the north and the south of the bay, there may be night frosts.
Snow is an extremely rare phenomenon. On February 5, 1976, it snowed also in the city, where, however, the temperature remained above freezing, and the snow accumulated significantly (13 cm or 5 inches) only on the hills, such as in Twin Peaks.
Every so often, fog can form in the city, while this phenomenon is more common in the Sacramento Valley.

Spring, from mid-March to May, is cool or slightly cold at night, while the days become gradually milder, and sometimes pleasantly warm, though with a moderate breeze in the afternoon that lowers the temperature. The rains become increasingly rarer.

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Summer, from June to September, is cool, and it is usually foggy in the morning and sunny in the afternoon, with a cool breeze blowing from the sea. September, albeit slightly, is the warmest month. The foggiest districts (and also the windiest in the afternoon) are the westernmost ones (see Sunset District). The rains are rare, especially in July and August, when basically it never rains.
Daytime temperatures from June to September are around 17/19 °C (63/66 °F) in the towns on the Pacific coast (see Half Moon Bay) and in the western districts of San Francisco, around 21/23 °C (70/73 °F) in the eastern districts, 22/24 °C (72/75 °F) in Oakland and Richmond (on the other side of the bay), 25/26 °C (77/79 °F) in the towns on the south shore of the bay (see Palo Alto, Mountain View, Fremont), and up to 28 °C (82 °F) in San José, just south of the bay.
Beware though: it's sufficient to move to the east, in the Sacramento Valley (see Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto), to find very high temperatures, usually about 33/35 °C (91/95 °F), and sometimes even above 40 °C (104 °F).
In the following map, we can see the average maximum temperatures of August in the San Francisco area, which shows the significant differences that occur in it. The city of San Francisco is indicated by a red star.

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Every so often, however, hot air from the desert manages to reach the city, so much so that the temperature can reach 35/38 °C (95/100 °F) from May to October. Anyway, these periods of hot weather are very rare (in fact, they may even not occur for a whole year), they do not last long (just one or two days), and the heat is felt only during the day, while it is cooled by the ocean breeze during the evening. For example, in June 14, 2000, the temperature reached 40.6 °C (105.1 °F), but the minimum temperature of the previous night had been 13 °C (55.5 °F), and that of the next night was only 16 °C (61 °F).

Autumn, in October and November, is initially mild, and gradually becomes cooler and rainier. Usually, it begins to get a little cold at night by late October.

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The amount of sunshine in San Francisco is acceptable in winter, when there is a moderate amount of sunny days, but also cloudy periods. In spring, sunny days already prevail, while in summer, it's usually sunny in the afternoon, but in the morning, fogs and mists frequently occur. There are around 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.

San Francisco - Sunshine hours
MonthAverageTotal
January6185February7.5210March8.5270April10.5310May10.5325June10.5310July10315August9.5285September9270October8245November6175December5160Year8.43065

Owing to the cold current, the sea in San Francisco is cold all year round. In addition, the water temperature remains quite stable, in fact, it ranges from 12 °C (54 °F) between January and June to 14 °C (57 °F) between August and November. Here are the average sea temperatures.

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San Francisco - Sea temperature
MonthCelsius (°C)Fahrenheit (°F)
January12.554February1254March1254April1253May1253June1254July1356August1457September14.558October1458November13.556December12.555Year12.955.2

Best Time

The best time to visit San Francisco is the summer, from June to September, since it is the driest and warmest season of the year. However, you have to take into account cool temperatures, and sometimes even a little cold, at night and in the early morning, as well as morning fogs, so it's better to bring a jacket and a sweater.
Usually, in the months of April, May and October, the weather is good as well, in fact, it's often mild and sunny, even though there's a greater chance of rain; in addition, it can be cold at night, especially in April. Moreover, in spring, afternoon breezes are quite intense.

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San Francisco - Weather by month

Based on the period 1991-2020

(January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December)

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In January, the coldest month of the year, the weather in San Francisco is usually mild. The average temperature is of 10.7 °C (51 °F), with a minimum of 6.8 °C (44.2 °F) and a maximum of 14.6 °C (58.2 °F).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (5)On the coldest nights of the month, the temperature usually drops to around 2.5 °C (36.5 °F). However, it dropped to -1 °C (30.2 °F) in January 2001.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (6)On the warmest days of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 18.5 °C (65.5 °F). However, it reached 23.3 °C (73.9 °F) in January 2015.
Precipitation amounts to 100 mm (3.9 in), distributed over 12 days.
The day lasts on average 9 hours and 55 minutes.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (7)There are on average 6 hours of sunshine per day. So, the sun shines 60% of the time.
The average humidity is 79%. Hence, the air is normally humid.
The average wind speed is 11 kph (7 mph).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (8)The average sea temperature is of 12.5 °C (54.5 °F). Therefore, the sea is very cold for swimming.


In February, the weather in San Francisco is usually mild. The average temperature is of 11.9 °C (53 °F), with a minimum of 7.7 °C (45.9 °F) and a maximum of 16.1 °C (61 °F).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (9)On the coldest nights of the month, the temperature usually drops to around 4 °C (39 °F). However, it dropped to -0.9 °C (30.4 °F) in February 1998.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (10)On the warmest days of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 21 °C (69.5 °F). However, it reached 24.4 °C (75.9 °F) in February 1992.
Precipitation amounts to 95 mm (3.7 in), distributed over 11 days.
The day lasts on average 10 hours and 50 minutes.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (11)There are on average 7.5 hours of sunshine per day. So, the sun shines 68% of the time.
The average humidity is 76%. Hence, the air is normally humid.
The average wind speed is 14 kph (8 mph).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (12)The average sea temperature is of 12 °C (54 °F). Therefore, the sea is very cold for swimming.


In March, the weather in San Francisco is usually mild. The average temperature is of 13.1 °C (56 °F), with a minimum of 8.5 °C (47.3 °F) and a maximum of 17.7 °C (63.8 °F).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (13)On the coldest nights, which normally occur at the beginning of the month, the temperature usually drops to around 5 °C (41 °F). However, it dropped to -0.3 °C (31.5 °F) in March 1998.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (14)On the warmest days, which normally occur at the end of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 23.5 °C (74.5 °F). However, it reached 28.3 °C (82.9 °F) in March 2005.
Precipitation amounts to 65 mm (2.6 in), distributed over 11 days.
The day lasts on average 12 hours and 0 minutes.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (15)There are on average 8.5 hours of sunshine per day. So, the sun shines 72% of the time.
The average humidity is 74%. Hence, the air is normally humid.
The average wind speed is 16 kph (10 mph).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (16)The average sea temperature is of 12 °C (54 °F). Therefore, the sea is very cold for swimming.


In April, the weather in San Francisco is usually mild. The average temperature is of 14.2 °C (58 °F), with a minimum of 9.4 °C (48.9 °F) and a maximum of 19 °C (66.2 °F).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (17)On the coldest nights, which normally occur at the beginning of the month, the temperature usually drops to around 6.5 °C (43.5 °F). However, it dropped to 3.9 °C (39 °F) in April 1999.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (18)On the warmest days, which normally occur at the end of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 27 °C (80.5 °F). However, it reached 33 °C (91.4 °F) in April 2009.
Precipitation amounts to 40 mm (1.6 in), distributed over 7 days.
The day lasts on average 13 hours and 10 minutes.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (19)There are on average 10.5 hours of sunshine per day. So, the sun shines 78% of the time.
The average humidity is 70%. Hence, the air is normally humid.
The average wind speed is 20 kph (13 mph).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (20)The average sea temperature is of 12 °C (53 °F). Therefore, the sea is very cold for swimming.


In May, the weather in San Francisco is usually very mild. The average temperature is of 15.7 °C (60 °F), with a minimum of 10.9 °C (51.7 °F) and a maximum of 20.5 °C (68.9 °F).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (21)On the coldest nights, which normally occur at the beginning of the month, the temperature usually drops to around 9 °C (48 °F). However, it dropped to 6.7 °C (44.1 °F) in May 2008.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (22)On the warmest days, which normally occur at the end of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 29.5 °C (84.5 °F). However, it reached 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) in May 2008.
Precipitation amounts to 12 mm (0.5 in), distributed over 5 days.
The day lasts on average 14 hours and 20 minutes. So the days are long.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (23)There are on average 10.5 hours of sunshine per day. So, the sun shines 73% of the time.
The average humidity is 70%. Hence, the air is normally humid.
The average wind speed is 22 kph (14 mph).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (24)The average sea temperature is of 12 °C (53 °F). Therefore, the sea is very cold for swimming.


In June, the weather in San Francisco is usually very mild. The average temperature is of 17.2 °C (63 °F), with a minimum of 12 °C (53.6 °F) and a maximum of 22.4 °C (72.3 °F).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (25)On the coldest nights, which normally occur at the beginning of the month, the temperature usually drops to around 10 °C (50.5 °F). However, it dropped to 8.3 °C (46.9 °F) in June 1991.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (26)On the warmest days, which normally occur at the end of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 31.5 °C (89 °F). However, it reached 40.6 °C (105.1 °F) in June 2000.
Precipitation amounts to only 4 mm (0.2 in), distributed over 2 days.
The day lasts on average 14 hours and 40 minutes. So the days are long. June 21, the summer solstice, is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (27)There are on average 10.5 hours of sunshine per day. So, the sun shines 71% of the time.
The average humidity is 69%.
The average wind speed is 22 kph (14 mph).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (28)The average sea temperature is of 12 °C (54 °F). Therefore, the sea is very cold for swimming.

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In July, the weather in San Francisco is usually very mild. The average temperature is of 17.9 °C (64 °F), with a minimum of 13 °C (55.3 °F) and a maximum of 22.8 °C (73 °F).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (29)On the coldest nights of the month, the temperature usually drops to around 11 °C (52 °F). However, it dropped to 9 °C (48.2 °F) in July 1998.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (30)On the warmest days of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 30 °C (86 °F). However, it reached 36.7 °C (98.1 °F) in July 2018.
Precipitation amounts to only 0 mm (0 in), so on average it never rains in the whole month.
The day lasts on average 14 hours and 30 minutes. So the days are long.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (31)There are on average 10 hours of sunshine per day. So, the sun shines 70% of the time.
The average humidity is 73%. Hence, the air is normally humid.
The average wind speed is 21 kph (13 mph).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (32)The average sea temperature is of 13 °C (55.5 °F). Therefore, the sea is very cold for swimming.


In August, the weather in San Francisco is usually warm. The average temperature is of 18.4 °C (65 °F), with a minimum of 13.5 °C (56.2 °F) and a maximum of 23.2 °C (73.8 °F).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (33)On the coldest nights of the month, the temperature usually drops to around 12 °C (53 °F). However, it dropped to 10 °C (50 °F) in August 1995.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (34)On the warmest days of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 31 °C (87.5 °F). However, it reached 37.8 °C (100 °F) in August 1993.
Precipitation amounts to only 1 mm (0 in), distributed over 2 days.
The day lasts on average 13 hours and 30 minutes.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (35)There are on average 9.5 hours of sunshine per day. So, the sun shines 69% of the time.
The average humidity is 74%. Hence, the air is normally humid.
The average wind speed is 20 kph (12 mph).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (36)The average sea temperature is of 14 °C (57 °F). Therefore, the sea is very cold for swimming.


In September, the warmest month of the year, the weather in San Francisco is usually warm. The average temperature is of 18.7 °C (66 °F), with a minimum of 13.3 °C (55.9 °F) and a maximum of 24.2 °C (75.5 °F).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (37)On the coldest nights, which normally occur at the end of the month, the temperature usually drops to around 11 °C (52 °F). However, it dropped to 9.4 °C (48.9 °F) in September 1993.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (38)On the warmest days, which normally occur at the beginning of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 32.5 °C (90.5 °F). However, it reached 40 °C (104 °F) in September 2017.
Precipitation amounts to only 2 mm (0.1 in), distributed over 2 days.
The day lasts on average 12 hours and 25 minutes.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (39)There are on average 9 hours of sunshine per day. So, the sun shines 73% of the time.
The average humidity is 72%. Hence, the air is normally humid.
The average wind speed is 18 kph (11 mph).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (40)The average sea temperature is of 14.5 °C (58 °F). Therefore, the sea is very cold for swimming.


In October, the weather in San Francisco is usually very mild. The average temperature is of 17.4 °C (63 °F), with a minimum of 11.9 °C (53.4 °F) and a maximum of 22.8 °C (73.1 °F).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (41)On the coldest nights, which normally occur at the end of the month, the temperature usually drops to around 9 °C (48 °F). However, it dropped to 6.1 °C (43 °F) in October 2002.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (42)On the warmest days, which normally occur at the beginning of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 30.5 °C (87 °F). However, it reached 35 °C (95 °F) in October 2014.
Precipitation amounts to 20 mm (0.8 in), distributed over 4 days.
The day lasts on average 11 hours and 10 minutes.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (43)There are on average 8 hours of sunshine per day. So, the sun shines 71% of the time.
The average humidity is 69%.
The average wind speed is 15 kph (9 mph).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (44)The average sea temperature is of 14 °C (57.5 °F). Therefore, the sea is very cold for swimming.


In November, the weather in San Francisco is usually mild. The average temperature is of 13.6 °C (56 °F), with a minimum of 9.1 °C (48.4 °F) and a maximum of 18.1 °C (64.6 °F).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (45)On the coldest nights, which normally occur at the end of the month, the temperature usually drops to around 5.5 °C (41.5 °F). However, it dropped to 1.7 °C (35.1 °F) in November 1994.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (46)On the warmest days, which normally occur at the beginning of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 24 °C (75 °F). However, it reached 27.8 °C (82 °F) in November 2018.
Precipitation amounts to 50 mm (2 in), distributed over 8 days.
The day lasts on average 10 hours and 5 minutes.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (47)There are on average 6 hours of sunshine per day. So, the sun shines 57% of the time.
The average humidity is 74%. Hence, the air is normally humid.
The average wind speed is 12 kph (7 mph).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (48)The average sea temperature is of 13.5 °C (56.5 °F). Therefore, the sea is very cold for swimming.


In December, the weather in San Francisco is usually mild. The average temperature is of 10.8 °C (51 °F), with a minimum of 6.9 °C (44.5 °F) and a maximum of 14.7 °C (58.4 °F).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (49)On the coldest nights of the month, the temperature usually drops to around 2.5 °C (37 °F). However, it dropped to -1.4 °C (29.5 °F) in December 1998.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (50)On the warmest days of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 18.5 °C (65.5 °F). However, it reached 22.8 °C (73 °F) in December 2020.
Precipitation amounts to 105 mm (4.1 in), distributed over 11 days.
The day lasts on average 9 hours and 35 minutes. December 21, the winter solstice, is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (51)There are on average 5 hours of sunshine per day. So, the sun shines 54% of the time.
The average humidity is 76%. Hence, the air is normally humid.
The average wind speed is 12 kph (7 mph).
weather by month, temperature, precipitation, when to go (52)The average sea temperature is of 12.5 °C (55 °F). Therefore, the sea is very cold for swimming.

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Temperature is the quantity of degree of hotness and coldness of and hotness of a body. When a body is heated its temperature rises and when it is cooled it's temperature falls. Whereas, rainfall is the total amount of rain that falls in a particular place during a month, year etc.

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If there was no rainfall for five years its cause drought. All the water sources are dried up. The soil will be getting dried and cracked. Drinking water scarce.

What will happen in the future to the weather? ›

Future changes are expected to include a warmer atmosphere, a warmer and more acidic ocean, higher sea levels, and larger changes in precipitation patterns. The extent of future climate change depends on what we do now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The more we emit, the larger future changes will be.

Is the world getting wetter? ›

many parts of the world will be wetter as Earth warmsA common misconception about climate change is that a warmer Earth will be a drier Earth. In fact, many parts of the world will be wetter as Earth warms.

What are the four types of precipitation? ›

There are many different types of precipitation —rain, snow, hail, and sleet for example—yet they all have a few things in common. They all come from clouds. They are all forms of water that fall from the sky.

How can I get rain naturally? ›

How to (Try to) Make It Rain
  1. Seeding the Sky. The most widely used weather-modification technique is probably cloud seeding, which involves priming clouds with particles of silver iodide. ...
  2. Rain Rockets. Airplanes aren't the only way to seed clouds. ...
  3. The Atmosphere Zapper. ...
  4. Ice-Breaking Booms. ...
  5. Riding the Lightning.
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Is California cloud seeding? ›

Why doesn't California utilize cloud seeding? | Why Guy - YouTube

Is it cold in March in New Jersey? ›

The climate of New Jersey in march is very bad

The climate is relatively cold in that locality march, but it is tolerable by dressing warm. The high seasonal norm is 50°F. In the morning the temperature drops to 38°F. Thus, the mean temperature average in march in New Jersey is 45°F.

Is Jersey warmer than England? ›

Climate. Jersey's southerly location and sheltered position in the Bay of St Malo mean that we have a generally temperate climate that is often warmer, with more sunshine hours, than you might experience in the other British Isles.

Which is hotter Jersey or Guernsey? ›

Is Guernsey warmer or hotter than Jersey? On average across the year, Guernsey is approximately as hot as Jersey .

What is the best month to go to Jersey? ›

Best Time to Visit Jersey

May through October has the best weather in Jersey. The best time for sunbathers is July and August, but for sightseers and for overall value, look for a trip in May, June and September through early October.

Is Jersey hot in May? ›

In May, the weather in Jersey is usually mild. The average temperature is of 12.6 °C (55 °F), with a minimum of 9.4 °C (48.9 °F) and a maximum of 15.9 °C (60.6 °F).

Which is better Jersey or Guernsey? ›

With a shared wartime past and secret beach paradises, these islands offer a lot of bang for your buck. Jersey arguably has more attractions while Guernsey has more diverse landscapes. Luckily, they're so close (an hour's ferry apart), you can visit both, then carry on island hopping to Herm, Sark and Alderney nearby.

What month rains the most? ›

His conclusion is that June is, overall, most frequently the wettest month in the U.S. with 2,053 of the 8,535 sites reporting such. April, at the other end of the spectrum, reports only 76 sites of the 8,535 as their wettest month.

What is NJ snowiest month? ›

February, which is normally the snowiest month of the year in the Garden State, turned out to be a big snow dud. Here are the latest snow statistics for the Newark area, the New Brunswick area and the Atlantic City area from Dec.

What state gets the most rain? ›

Hawaii – 63.70 inches of rain per year

Hawaii, a US state in Oceania, has the wettest climate in the US, with a mean annual precipitation of 63.70 inches. Hawaii is a group of islands in the central Pacific Ocean part of the Polynesia region.

What will the hottest day be in 2022 UK? ›

The chart below shows UK daily area-average maximum temperatures for the UK for year 2022, and emphasises the extreme nature of this heatwave. 18 and 19 July 2022 were the two hottest days on record when averaged across the whole UK (in a series from 1960), and the UK-average exceeded 30°C for the first time.

What will the weather be like in July 2022 UK? ›

Extreme heat

While being a dry month, July 2022 went down in UK climate history as the first time the UK exceeded temperatures of 40°C on 19 July, during an intense heatwave where the UK saw its new record high temperature of 40.3°C at Coningsby, Lincolnshire.

What is the weather going to be like in July in the UK? ›

Across the UK, July temperatures average a daily high of 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) and a low of 12 °C (53 °F).

What day is the hottest day of the year 2022? ›

07/20/2022: The hottest day of the year.

Has the UK ever hit 40 degrees? ›

This was the first time 40°C has been recorded in the UK. A new record daily maximum temperature was provisionally reached on 19 July, with 40.3°C recorded at Coningsby, Lincolnshire, exceeding the previous record by 1.6°C. A total of 46 stations across the UK exceeded the previous UK record of 38.7°C.

Has the UK ever reached 40C? ›

For the first time, the UK has hit temperatures of 40C, with Coningsby in Lincolnshire registering a high of 40.3C – smashing the previous record of 38.7C set in Cambridge Botanic Garden in 2019.

What temperature is too hot for humans? ›

People often point to a study published in 2010 that estimated that a wet-bulb temperature of 35 C – equal to 95 F at 100 percent humidity, or 115 F at 50 percent humidity – would be the upper limit of safety, beyond which the human body can no longer cool itself by evaporating sweat from the surface of the body to ...

What's the summer going to be like in 2022? ›

The transition from spring to summer will be stormy in many areas of the United States, especially along the East Coast and Great Lakes regions, where we are predicting some big thunderstorms. During the middle to latter part of July (Dog Days of Summer), most of the nation will experience brutally hot conditions.

Is the UK in a drought 2022? ›

An aerial picture shows low water levels in the Bough Beech Reservoir in Kent on August 23, 2022.

When did the heatwave start in the UK 2022? ›

15 June 2022

Is July or August hotter in UK? ›

On average in the UK, July is the warmest month and June is the sunniest while the rainfall totals throughout the UK in summer can be rather variable. The highest temperatures in summer tend to be seen around London and the southeast, with the coolest temperatures experienced throughout Scotland and Northern England.

Are UK summers getting hotter? ›

We have a record going back to 1884 and the top 10 hottest years have all occurred since 2002. “Previously unthinkable temperatures are now happening. This hasn't happened before; it is unprecedented. There is no comparison to 1976 – that record has already been broken in 2019.

Which part of the UK is warmest in July? ›

Hot Places in Great Britain During Summer

Among the hottest are the city of London and Wisley, a small village in Surrey. Both places have average maximum temperatures above 22 °C (71.6 °F) for July and August. Greenwich in July has an average daily maximum temperature of 22.8 °C (73.0 °F).

What is the hottest day ever recorded in the world? ›

What is the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth? The highest temperature on record belongs to California's Death Valley which, in 1913, reached a temperature of 134 degrees Fahrenheit, or 56.7 degrees Celsius, Al Jazeera reports.

Which country is the hottest in the world? ›

Top 10 Hottest Countries in the World 1991-2020 (by average annual temperature °C/°F) Mali is the hottest country in the world, with an average yearly temperature of 83.89°F (28.83°C). Located in West Africa, Mali actually shares borders with both Burkina Faso and Senegal, which follow it on the list.

What was hottest temperature in 1976? ›

96.6 °F

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