Weather and Climate of London
Numerous thrillers or the Edgar-Wallace-movies marked the picture of London, a city that is always misty and where it continuously rains. But the reality is another. London is located in a temperate zone, where the summer is not too hot and the winter is mild. Snow is rather rare, London is surely not a place for winter sports.
Due to the immediate vicinity to the Atlantic, there is a humid sea climate, a thing that rather means that it does not rain continuously; There is rather a mostly variable weather, as rain, clowds and sunshine alternate frequently. The best time for travelling is during the late spring time or in the early autumn. The famous mist is rather something unusual, but therefore, there is frequently smog.
Those who hve a look at the graph of the day temperatures will see that in London, it never gets really hot. Indeed, there are some days in the summer when the hot sun burns down from the sky, but otherwise, also in the summer time it is moderately warm in London and not unbearably hot; Also at nights, the temperatures fall in the winter under the freezing point , but London is not a city of strict snowy winters. The rather mild winters and warm summers indicate a sea climate, thus there are no big alternations form day to night and between the seasons.
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Author: Michael Nitzschke, Copyright: Patrick Wagner, www.tourist-guide.biz