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Monthly temperature records by country

These records are based mainly on digitised data held by the Met Office. Last updated December 2011.

* Highest daily maximum and lowest daily minimum temperature records (including all records pre-1959) appear in Daily Temperature Extremes for Britain, J.D.C. Webb and G.T. Meaden, 2000. Weather 55, 298-315

Lowest daily maximum temperature records exclude stations above 500 m AMSL

When compiling these tables, an attempt has been made to verify all records by comparing values with neighbouring stations. A ^ symbol denotes some reservations about the record value quoted

More information about daily temperature records.

All daily maximum and minimum temperature records quoted below are based on the period 0900–0900 GMT

Automatic weather stations also report day-time 0900–2100 GMT and night-time 2100–0900 GMT maximum and minimum temperatures.

Day-time and night-time values should not be compared directly against daily records, particularly for highest daily minimum and lowest daily maximum. In some unusual weather situations the day-time minimum may be lower than the night-time minimum. Alternatively, the night-time maximum may be higher than the day-time maximum. In either situation this makes a comparison with the daily records invalid.

We do not quote highest/lowest maximum/minimum day-time and night-time records separately. The main reason is that manual climate stations only report daily 0900–0900 GMT maximum and minimum temperatures. These manual stations form a significant proportion of the overall station network, particularly further in the past. Therefore the compilation of day-time and night-time temperature records would be based on an incomplete station network.

 


 
Highest daily maximum temperature records — England
Month Temperature Date Location
January 17.6 °C 27 January 2003 Eynsford (Kent)
February* 19.7 °C 13 February 1998 Greenwich Observatory (London)
March 25.6 °C 29 March 1968 Mepal (Cambridgeshire)
April* 29.4 °C 16 April 1949^ Camden Square (London)
May* 32.8 °C 22 May 1922^ Camden Square (London)
29 May 1944 Horsham (West Sussex)
Tunbridge Wells (Kent)
Regent's Park (London)
June* 35.6 °C 28 June 1976 Southampton Mayflower Park
July 36.5 °C 19 July 2006 Wisley (Surrey)
August 38.5 °C 10 August 2003 Faversham (Kent)
September* 35.6 °C 2 September 1906^ Bawtry, Hesley Hall (South Yorkshire)
October 29.9 °C 1 October 2011 Gravesend (Kent)
November* 21.1 °C 5 November 1938 Chelmsford and Clacton (Essex)
Cambridge
Mildenhall (Suffolk)
December* 17.7 °C 2 December 1985 Chivenor (Devon)
11 December 1994 Penkridge (Staffordshire)
 
Highest daily maximum temperature records — Wales
Month Temperature Date Location
January* 18.3 °C 10 January 1971
27 January 1958
Aber (Gwynedd) — both dates
February 18.6 °C 23 February 1990 Velindre (Powys)
March 23.9 °C 29 March 1965 Prestatyn (Denbighshire)
Ceinws (Powys)
April 26.2 °C 16 April 2003 Gogerddan (Ceredigion)
May* 29.2 °C 21 May 1989 Towy Castle (Carmarthenshire)
June 33.5 °C 28 June 1976 Usk (Monmouthshire)
July 34.6 °C 19 July 2006 Gogerddan (Ceredigion)
August 35.2 °C 2 August 1990 Hawarden Bridge (Flintshire)
September 31.1 °C 1 September 1961 Gogerddan (Ceredigion)
October 28.2 °C 1 October 2011 Hawarden Airport (Flintshire)
November* 21.7 °C 4 November 1946 Prestatyn (Denbighshire)
December* 18.0 °C 18 December 1972 Aber (Gwynedd)
 
Highest daily maximum temperature records — Scotland
Month Temperature Date Location
January 18.3 °C 26 January 2003 Aboyne (Aberdeenshire)
Inchmarlo (Kincardineshire)
February* 17.9 °C 22 February 1897 Aberdeen
March 23.6 °C 27 March 2012 Aboyne (Aberdeenshire)
April 27.2 °C 17 April 2003 Inverailort (Highland)
May 30.9 °C 25 May 2012 Inverailort (Highland)
June* 32.2 °C 18 June 1893 Ochtertyre (Perth and Kinross)
July 32.4 °C 2 July 1976 Wauchope (Scottish Borders)
August 32.9 °C 9 August 2003 Greycrook (Scottish Borders)
September 32.2 °C 1 September 1906 Gordon Castle (Moray)
October 26.2 °C 3 October 1973 Dalwhinnie (Highland)
November 20.2 °C 7 November 2003 Lochcarron (Ross & Cromarty)
December* 18.3 °C 2 December 1948 Achnashellach (Highland)
 
Highest daily maximum temperature records — Northern Ireland
Month Temperature Date Location
January 16.4 °C 26 January 2003 Knockarevan (County Fermanagh)
February 17.8 °C 13 February 1998 Bryansford (County Down)
March 21.7 °C 28 March 1965
29 March 1965
Armagh (County Armagh) — both dates
April 24.5 °C 26 April 1984 Boom Hall (County Londonderry)
May 28.0 °C 31 May 1997 Knockarevan (County Fermanagh)
June 30.8 °C 30 June 1976 Knockarevan (County Fermanagh)
July 30.8 °C 12 July 1983 Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast (County Antrim)
August 30.6 °C 2 August 1995 Tandragee Ballylisk (County Armagh)
September 27.8 °C 1 September 1906 Armagh (County Armagh)
October 24.1 °C 10 October 1969 Strabane (County Tyrone)
November 18.5 °C 3 November 1979
1 November 2007
Murlough (County Down) — both dates
December 16.0 °C 11 December 1994 Murlough (County Down)
 
Highest daily maximum temperature records — United Kingdom
Month Temperature Date Location
January 18.3 °C 10 January 1971
27 January 1958
Aber (Gwynedd) — both dates*
26 January 2003 Aboyne (Aberdeenshire)
Inchmarlo (Kincardineshire)
February* 19.7 °C 13 February 1998 Greenwich Observatory (London)
March* 25.6 °C 29 March 1968 Mepal (Cambridgeshire)
April* 29.4 °C 16 April 1949^ Camden Square (London)
May* 32.8 °C 22 May 1922^ Camden Square (London)
29 May 1944 Horsham (West Sussex)
Tunbridge Wells (Kent)
Regent's Park (London)
June* 35.6 °C 28 June 1976 Southampton Mayflower Park
July 36.5 °C 19 July 2006 Wisley (Surrey)
August 38.5 °C 10 August 2003 Faversham (Kent)
September* 35.6 °C 2 September 1906^ Bawtry, Hesley Hall (South Yorkshire)
October 29.9 °C 1 October 2011 Gravesend (Kent)
November* 21.7 °C 4 November 1946 Prestatyn (Denbighshire)
December* 18.3 °C 2 December 1948 Achnashellach (Highland)
 
Lowest daily maximum temperature records — England
Month Temperature Date Location
January -11.3 °C 11 January 1982 Newport (Shropshire)
February -10.0 °C 1 February 1956 Princetown (Devon)
March -3.3 °C 5 March 1942 Buxton (Derbyshire)
2 March 1965 Spadeadam (Cumbria)
April -1.1 °C 1 April 1917 Durham
Macclesfield (Cheshire)
May 2.1 °C 5 May 1997 Boltshope Park (County Durham)
June 5.7 °C 2 June 1998 Boltshope Park (County Durham)
July 9.1 °C 5 July 1978 Okehampton (Devon)
August 8.9 °C 27 August 1919 Ampleforth (North Yorkshire)
28 August 1919 Bradford (West Yorkshire)
Newton Rigg (Cumbria)
September 6.2 °C 27 September 1974 Malham Tarn (North Yorkshire)
October 1.1 °C 31 October 1934 Buxton (Derbyshire)
Macclesfield (Cheshire)
November -4.0 °C 30 November 1978 Pontefract (West Yorkshire)
December -9.0 °C 17 December 1981^ Lincoln (Lincolnshire)
 
Lowest daily maximum temperature records — Wales
Month Temperature Date Location
January -8.0 °C 12 January 1987 Trecastle (Dyfed)
February -5.8 °C 10 February 1985 Cwmbargoed (West Glamorgan)
March -4.4 °C 2 March 1965 Bwlchgwyn (Denbighshire)
April 0.0 °C 14 April 1966 Lake Vyrnwy (Powys)
14 April 1966 Crumbland Plantation (near Tintern, Monmouthshire)
15 April 1966 Bwlchgwyn (Denbighshire)
May 3.1 °C 1 May 1979 Moel Cynnedd (near Plynlimon, Powys)
June 6.9 °C 2 June 1975 Alwen (Conwy)
July 9.8 °C 3 July 1978 Bwlchgwyn (Denbighshire)
August 10.0 °C 12 August 1967
23 August 1979
Bwlchgwyn (Denbighshire) — both dates
September 6.5 °C 27 September 1974 Alwen (Conwy)
Lake Vyrnwy (Powys)
October 2.2 °C 29 October 2008 Alwen (Conwy)
November -5.6 °C 28 November 2010 Llysdinam (Powys)
December -7.8 °C 25 December 2010 Llysdinam (Powys)
 
Lowest daily maximum temperature records — Scotland
Month Temperature Date Location
January -13.0 °C 10 January 1982 West Linton (Scottish Borders)
February -9.0 °C 15 February 1978 Braemar (Aberdeenshire)
March -3.9 °C 1 March 2001 Corgarff (Aberdeenshire)
April -1.0 °C 8 April 1975 Dalwhinnie (Highland)
May 1.6 °C 1 May 1979 Knockanrock (Highland)
June 5.1 °C 2 June 1975 Nunraw Abbey (East Lothian)
July 7.5 °C 5 July 1978 Clashnoir (Banffshire)
August 8.9 °C 18 August 1964 Lerwick (Shetland)
September 4.6 °C 21 September 1979 Glenmore Lodge (Inverness-shire)
October 0.4 °C 17 October 1973 Glenmore Lodge (Inverness-shire)
November -10.5 °C 29 November 1985 Kinbrace (Highland)
December -15.9 °C 29 December 1995 Fyvie Castle (Aberdeenshire)
 
Lowest daily maximum temperature records — Northern Ireland
Month Temperature Date Location
January -5.6 °C 4 January 1867 Armagh (County Armagh)
February -3.9 °C 7 February 1969 Creightons Green (County Down)
March -1.2 °C 1 March 1965 Black Mountain (County Antrim)
21 March 1980 Parkmore Forest (County Antrim)
April 0.0 °C 15 April 1966 Black Mountain (County Antrim)
15 & 16 April 1966 Divis Mountain (County Antrim)
May 3.0 °C 14 May 1993
1 May 1996
Dungonnell Filters (County Antrim) — both dates
June 7.5 °C 11 June 1977
23 June 1978
Divis Mountain (County Antrim) — both dates
July 8.8 °C 4 July 1978 Divis Mountain (County Antrim)
August 10.0 °C 29 August 1923 Armagh (County Armagh)
22 August 1986 Woodburn North (County Antrim)
30 August 1992 Lough Bradan (County Tyrone)
September 6.8 °C 27 September 1975 Divis Mountain (County Antrim)
October 2.7 °C 28 October 2008 Killylane (County Antrim)
November -2.0 °C 17 November 1915 Armagh (County Armagh)
December -11.3 °C 23 December 2010 Edenfel (County Tyrone)
 
Lowest daily maximum temperature records — United Kingdom
Month Temperature Date Location
January -13.0 °C 10 January 1982 West Linton (Scottish Borders)
February -10.0 °C 1 February 1956 Princetown (Devon)
March -4.4 °C 2 March 1965 Bwlchgwyn (Denbighshire)
April -1.1 °C 1 April 1917 Durham
Macclesfield (Cheshire)
May 1.6 °C 1 May 1979 Knockanrock (Highland)
June 5.1 °C 2 June 1975 Nunraw Abbey (East Lothian)
July 7.5 °C 5 July 1978 Clashnoir (Banffshire)
August 8.9 °C 27 August 1919 Ampleforth (North Yorkshire)
28 August 1919 Bradford (West Yorkshire)
Newton Rigg (Cumbria)
18 August 1964 Lerwick (Shetland)
September 4.6 °C 21 September 1979 Glenmore Lodge (Inverness-shire)
October 0.4 °C 17 October 1973 Glenmore Lodge (Inverness-shire)
November -10.5 °C 29 November 1985 Kinbrace (Highland)
December -15.9 °C 29 December 1995 Fyvie Castle (Aberdeenshire)
 
Highest daily minimum temperature records — England
Month Temperature Date Location
January 13.0 °C 20 January 2008 St James's Park (London)
February 13.0 °C 4 February 2004 Mannington Hall (Norfolk)
March 14.2 °C 29 March 1968 Luton (Bedfordshire)
April 15.2 °C 23 April 2011 Eastbourne (East Sussex)
May 18.9 °C 31 May 1947 Folkestone (Kent)
June 22.7 °C 28 June 1976^ Ventnor Park (Isle of Wight)
July 23.3 °C 29 July 1948 St James's Park (London)
August 23.9 °C 3 August 1990 Brighton (East Sussex)
September 21.7 °C 5 September 1949 St James's Park (London)
October 17.8 °C 5 October 1959
6 October 1959
Teignmouth (Devon) — both dates
12 October 2005 St James's Park (London)
November 15.9 °C 3 November 2005 Eastbourne (East Sussex)
December 13.7 °C 12 December 1994 Whitby (North Yorkshire)
 
Highest daily minimum temperature records — Wales
Month Temperature Date Location
January 12.4 °C 10 January 1971 Rhyl (Denbighshire)
February 13.0 °C 12 February 1998 Hawarden Airport (Flintshire)
March 14.2 °C 18 March 1990 Arthog (Gwynedd)
April 14.5 °C 28 April 1994 Hawarden Bridge (Flintshire)
May 18.6 °C 17 May 2002 Llanbedr (Gwynedd)
June 20.0 °C 23 June 1935 Cardiff
July 22.2 °C 29 July 1948 Swansea, Victoria Park (West Glamorgan)
August 22.0 °C 2 August 1995 Porthmadog (Gwynedd)
September 18.9 °C 5 September 1949 Rhyl (Denbighshire)
October 19.4 °C 1 October 1985 Aber (Gwynedd)
November 15.0 °C 3 November 1927 Llandudno (Gwynedd)
5 November 1938 Colwyn Bay (Conwy)
December 15.0 °C 12 December 1994 Hawarden Airport (Flintshire)
 
Highest daily minimum temperature records — Scotland
Month Temperature Date Location
January 12.2 °C 10 January 1971 Elgin (Moray)
10 January 1998 Strathallan (Perthshire)
February 13.7 °C 13 February 1998 Aboyne (Aberdeenshire)
March 12.3 °C 18 March 2005 Dunbar (East Lothian)
April 15.2 °C 15 April 2007 Inverailort (Highland)
May 17.4 °C 30 May 2009 Inverailort (Highland)
June 19.3 °C 11 June 2006 Achnagart (Ross & Cromarty)
July 20.0 °C 30 July 1948 Onich (Highland)
August 20.5 °C 2 August 1995 Creebridge (Wigtownshire)
September 18.7 °C 29 September 2011 Achnagart (Ross & Cromarty)
October 16.1 °C 1 October 1908 Edinburgh (Blackford Hill)
13 October 1949 Nairn (Highland)
4 October 1959 Kinloch (Isle of Rhum)
9 October 1995 Inverailort (Highland)
November 14.5 °C 1 November 2007 Dyce (Aberdeenshire)
December 12.5 °C 11 December 1994 Haddington (East Lothian)
 
Highest daily minimum temperature records — Northern Ireland
Month Temperature Date Location
January 12.6 °C 10 January 1998 Belfast, Danesfort (County Antrim)
February 12.8 °C 12 February 1998 Belfast, Danesfort (County Antrim)
13 February 1998 Portrush (County Antrim)
March 13.1 °C 18 March 2005 Newry (County Down)
April 13.9 °C 28 April 1994 Belfast, Newforge (County Down)
6 April 2011 Belfast, Ravenhill Road (County Down)
May 15.2 °C 21 May 2010 St Angelo (County Fermanagh)
June 17.5 °C 18 June 2005 Annaghmore (County Armagh)
July 20.6 °C 31 July 1868 Armagh (County Armagh)
August 19.6 °C 14 August 2001 Belfast, Whitehouse (County Antrim)
September 18.3 °C 5 September 1999 Belfast, Ravenhill Road (County Down)
October 16.6 °C 1 October 1985 Aghanloo (County Londonderry)
November 13.9 °C 21 November 1947 Armagh (County Armagh)
December 14.3 °C 11 December 1994 Murlough (County Down)
 
Highest daily minimum temperature records — United Kingdom
Month Temperature Date Location
January 13.0 °C 20 January 2008 St James's Park (London)
February 13.7 °C 13 February 1998 Aboyne (Aberdeenshire)
March 14.2 °C 29 March 1968 Luton (Bedfordshire)
18 March 1990 Arthog (Gwynedd)
April 15.2 °C 15 April 2007 Inverailort (Highland)
23 April 2011 Eastbourne (East Sussex)
May 18.9 °C 31 May 1947 Folkestone (Kent)
June 22.7 °C 28 June 1976^ Ventnor Park (Isle of Wight)
July 23.3 °C 29 July 1948 St James's Park (London)
August 23.9 °C 3 August 1990 Brighton (East Sussex)
September 21.7 °C 5 September 1949 St James's Park (London)
October 19.4 °C 1 October 1985 Aber (Gwynedd)
November 15.9 °C 3 November 2005 Eastbourne (East Sussex)
December 15.0 °C 12 December 1994 Hawarden Airport (Flintshire)
 
Lowest daily minimum temperature records — England
Month Temperature Date Location
January* -26.1 °C 10 January 1982 Newport (Shropshire)
February* -20.6 °C 25 February 1947 Woburn (Bedfordshire)
March* -21.1 °C 4 March 1947 Houghall (County Durham)
April* -15.0 °C 2 April 1917 Newton Rigg (Cumbria)
May* -9.4 °C 4 May 1941
11 May 1941
Lynford (Norfolk) — both dates
June* -5.6 °C 1 June 1962
3 June 1962
Santon Downham (Norfolk) — both dates
July -1.7 °C 17 July 1965 Kielder Castle (Northumberland)
August -2.0 °C 28 August 1977 Moor House (Cumbria)
14 August 1994 Kielder Castle (Northumberland)
September -5.6 °C 30 September 1969 Santon Downham (Norfolk)
Grendon Underwood (Buckinghamshire)
October -10.6 °C 17 October 1993 Wark (Northumberland)
November -15.5 °C 24 November 1993 Wycliffe Hall (North Yorkshire)
December* -25.2 °C 13 December 1981 Shawbury (Shropshire)
 
Lowest daily minimum temperature records — Wales
Month Temperature Date Location
January* -23.3 °C 21 January 1940 Rhayader (Powys)
February* -20.0 °C 2 February 1954 Welshpool (Powys)
March* -21.7 °C 3 March 1965 Corwen (Denbighshire)
April -11.2 °C 11 April 1978 Corwen (Denbighshire)
May -6.1 °C 1 May 1960 Alwen (Conwy)
3 May 1967 Alwen (Conwy)
14 May 1984 St Harmon (Powys)
June -4.0 °C 8 June 1985 St Harmon (Powys)
July* -2.5 °C 9 July 1986 St Harmon (Powys)
August -2.8 °C 29 August 1959 Alwen (Conwy)
September -5.5 °C 19 September 1986 St Harmon (Powys)
October -9.0 °C 29 October 1983 St Harmon (Powys)
November -18.0 °C 28 November 2010 Llysdinam (Powys)
December -22.7 °C 13 December 1981 Corwen (Denbighshire)
 
Lowest daily minimum temperature records — Scotland
Month Temperature Date Location
January* -27.2 °C 10 January 1982 Braemar (Aberdeenshire)
February* -27.2 °C 11 February 1895 Braemar (Aberdeenshire)
March* -22.8 °C 14 March 1958 Logie Coldstone (Aberdeenshire)
April* -13.3 °C 11 April 1917 Braemar (Aberdeenshire)
May* -9.4 °C 15 May 1941 Fort Augustus (Highland)**
June* -5.6 °C 9 June 1955 Dalwhinnie (Highland)
July* -2.5 °C 15 July 1977 Lagganlia (Inverness-shire)**
August* -4.5 °C 21 August 1973 Lagganlia (Inverness-shire)
September* -6.7 °C 26 September 1942 Dalwhinnie (Highland)
October* -11.7 °C 28 October 1948 Dalwhinnie (Highland)
November* -23.3 °C 14 November 1919 Braemar (Aberdeenshire)
December* -27.2 °C 30 December 1995 Altnaharra (Highland)

** -10.8 °C was recorded at Aonach Mor (1130 m AMSL) and -9.4 °C at Cairngorm summit (1237 m AMSL) on 6 May 1997. -2.8 °C was recorded at Cairngorm summit on 3 July 1995.

 
Lowest daily minimum temperature records — Northern Ireland
Month Temperature Date Location
January -17.5 °C 1 January 1979 Magherally (County Down)
February -15.0 °C 7 February 1895 Armagh (County Armagh)
March -14.8 °C 2 March 2001 Katesbridge (County Down)
April -8.5 °C 10 April 1998 Killylane (County Antrim)
May -6.5 °C 7 May 1982 Moydamlaght (County Londonderry)
June -2.4 °C 4 June 1991 Lough Navar Forest (County Fermanagh)
July -1.1 °C 17 July 1971 Lislap Forest (County Tyrone)
August -1.1 °C 21 August 1964 Loughermore Forest (County Londonderry)
September -3.2 °C 30 September 1991 Magherally (County Down)
October -7.2 °C 18 October 1993 Lough Navar Forest (County Fermanagh)
November -12.2 °C 15 November 1919 Lisburn (County Antrim)
December -18.7 °C 24 December 2010 Castlederg (County Tyrone)
 
Lowest daily minimum temperature records — United Kingdom
Month Temperature Date Location
January* -27.2 °C 10 January 1982 Braemar (Aberdeenshire)
February* -27.2 °C 11 February 1895 Braemar (Aberdeenshire)
March* -22.8 °C 14 March 1958 Logie Coldstone (Aberdeenshire)
April* -15.0 °C 2 April 1917 Newton Rigg (Cumbria)
May* -9.4 °C 4 May 1941
11 May 1941
Lynford (Norfolk) — both dates
15 May 1941 Fort Augustus (Highland)**
June* -5.6 °C 1 June 1962
3 June 1962
Santon Downham (Norfolk) — both dates
9 June 1955 Dalwhinnie (Highland)
July* -2.5 °C 9 July 1986 St Harmon (Powys)
15 July 1977 Lagganlia (Inverness-shire)**
August* -4.5 °C 21 August 1973 Lagganlia (Inverness-shire)
September* -6.7 °C 26 September 1942 Dalwhinnie (Highland)
October* -11.7 °C 28 October 1948 Dalwhinnie (Highland)
November* -23.3 °C 14 November 1919 Braemar (Aberdeenshire)
December* -27.2 °C 30 December 1995 Altnaharra (Highland)

** -10.8 °C was recorded at Aonach Mor (1130 m AMSL) and -9.4 °C at Cairngorm summit (1237 m AMSL) on 6 May 1997. -2.8 °C was recorded at Cairngorm summit on 3 July 1995



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