England's Climate & Weather
What should you expect when it comes to England’s climate? Most people might immediately think of rainy skies. And of course England gets rain – how else do you think England’s lush forests, great gardens, heathery hilltops and patchwork fields stay so vivid and green? But England is so much more than a few rainy days.
While yes, it does rain in England, it is less rainy that you might think. It gets on average 345 mm (13.5 in) of rain per year in York while the city of London – 596 mm/year or 23.5 in/year – actually gets more rain annually than most of the English countryside!
Compare this with places like New York (618 mm/24.3in per year), Chicago (427mm/16.8 in), Boston (536mm/21 in), Paris gets 589mm/23.1 or Amsterdam gets 549mm/21.6 in. Suddenly, England doesn’t seem so dramatic.
England has a mild climate meaning we don’t see dramatic differences across the seasons. Most days will see a mix bag of weather. Rain falls in short, passing showers, but the sun shines most days too. This type of weather is actually perfect for hiking, as the cooler temps interspersed with sunny spells are great for helping you stay comfortable. This is also what gives England its beautiful lush countryside and beautiful woodland. England’s climate also means that you’re almost guaranteed a mix of sun and rain on your holiday to England.