Average August Sunshine in the United Kingdom

The tables below give August averages for the number of hours with sunshine at cities and towns throughout the United Kingdom. The monthly totals are based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020.

The UK as a whole has an average 162 hours of sun in August.

Southern England

Total August sunshine
Place Hours
Birmingham 175
Bristol 174
Dover 224
Isles of Scilly 197
London, Greenwich 198
London, Kew Gardens 207
Norwich 185
Nottingham 178
Plymouth 197
Southampton 206
Stoke-on-Trent 174
Weymouth 226

Northern England

Average amount of sun in August
Place Hours
Ambleside, Windermere Lake 137
Berwick-upon-Tweed 166
Dumfries 146
Hull 183
Manchester 145
Middlesbrough 161
Newcastle upon Tyne 150
Prestwick 160
Sheffield 181


Average August sun
Place Hours
Cardiff 185
Llandrindod Wells 163


Number of sunny hours in August on average
Place Hours
Aberdeen 157
Dundee 165
Edinburgh 160
Glasgow 146
Inverness 136
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 135
Lerwick, Shetland Islands 132
Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 133
Tiree, Inner Hebrides 171

Northern Ireland

Average total sunshine in August
Place Hours
Armagh 140
Belfast 142
Londonderry 149

Met Office. Research programmes. Climate science. UK Climate Averages.

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