London has a temperate marine climate, like much of the British Isles, so the city rarely sees extremely

high or low temperatures. Summers are warm with average high temperatures of 19 °C - 24 °C and lows of 11 °C.

But temperatures can exceed 25 °C on many days, and in almost every year they exceed 30 °C on some days. The highest temperature ever recorded was 39 °C on 10th August 2003.

Winters in London are chilly, but rarely below freezing with daytime highs around 8 °C - 12 °C while spring has mild days and cool evenings. The lowest ever recorded temperature is −10 °C.

London has regular but generally light precipitation throughout the year, with average precipitation of 583.6 millimetres (22.98 in) every year. Snow is relatively uncommon, particularly because heat from the urban area can make London up to 5 °C warmer than the surrounding areas in winter. Some snowfall, however, is usually seen up to a few times a year.

In the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th, London was noted for its dense fogs and smogs. Following the deadly Great Smog of 1952, the Clean Air Act 1956 was passed, leading to the decline of such severe pollution in the capital.

For more details about the weather in London at the current time, visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/

Lazin Octavian, IXth D grade, “Mihai Eminescu” National College

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