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England’s climate has a temperate maritime climate. The south-east has the mildest climate, relatively warm and dry and can have long and golden summers. The north and west are colder and usually wetter. The North Atlantic Drift causes milder weather conditions. The moderating effects of the Gulf Stream are strongest in the western coastal region.
The country has a temperate climate, so rain, sun or cool greyish hours can occur on the same day. Temperate winters and cool summers are typical. Summer is pleasantly warm. Average temperatures range from 18-23°C. Between May and September, the weather really warms up. July is normally the warmest month. Winter and Autumn are the seasons that have the wettest conditions. The temperature is usually between 3 and 6°C in winter. The coldest months are January and February. Rainfall is spread fairly evenly throughout the year. London alone actually has an annual rainfall lower than Paris, Sydney and New York. Scotland, in general, is colder and more prone to snow in winter.
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