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How Reliable Is The UK Weather In July/August?  
User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

I'm planning to go to London around late July/early August. What are the chances of good weather for photography around LHR/LGW etc?


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User currently offlineJetTrader From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 586 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3238 times:


Good to none at all!  Wink/being sarcastic




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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

The chances of getting sun in the UK/Ireland at that time of year about as good as getting snow in Hawaii at the height of Winter.

User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3230 times:

Take some fast lenses and ISO 1600 film

(and a raincoat)  Smile


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

The weather in the UK is very reliable. It will change every 5 minutes and you are certain of having rain.  Smile

On my last two trips over there we had bright sun, warm temps and about half a day of rain. As soon as we left it rained for 2 weeks solid.  Smile

BTW it does snow in Hawaii....Some great skiing up on the volcanos.  Smile


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

Damn I knew I should have said Bondai Beach ! Big grin

User currently offlineBapilot2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

I dont know as mjuch for London but last year at MAN the weather in those months was amazing! And perfect for photography, shame i didnt have my digital then, I only used a 35mm cam then!


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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

The weather in the UK is very reliable. It will change every 5 minutes and you are certain of having rain.

LOL!:dd


User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

UK weather at any time of the year is reliable in changing rapidly, without any warning and thus providing an unending topic for conversation. If you go to London do carry your raincoat when you go spotting.

Trintocan.



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

But also carry your sunblock...

The London weather is indeed famous for being reliably unpredictable.
Whatever you predict it will do something else.



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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

July/August should be OK, I should think you should get the majority of days sunny and around 22/23 degrees.

LGW


User currently offlineJon01 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3162 times:

LONDON OFFICIAL AVERAGES

JULY MAX 23°C HUM 71% RAIN 57mm
AUGUST MAX 22°C HUM 76% RAIN 58mm

August is London's second wettest month of the year on avg! The driest months are March and April!
But you can get good days and bad days all year round.....


Jon


User currently offlineKingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

27/8/2001:

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Photo © Jason Taperell



19/8/2001:

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Photo © Jason Taperell



Need I say more?



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User currently offlineBlackbird1 From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 225 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3129 times:
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All I can say is:

It rains one time a day in England, but the sun shines every day too!  Insane

Let's hope and pray for some sunshine, I'll be there too!

Ciao
Blackbird1




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