Weather forecast UK: This is the sunniest month to take a holiday in Britain


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If youre cooped up inside missing all the wonderful weather, fear not!

Today might be the hottest April day in nearly 70 years, but the best is yet to come.

If youre hoping to holiday in the UK this year and you want to bask in the sunshine, June is actually your best bet.

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While July and August are statistically hotter, youre likely to get more sunshine in June.

And although June has slightly more rainfall than July, it has less than August.

When is the sunniest month in the UK?

The sunniest month in the UK is June. During the 30-day month there are on average seven sunshine hours a day.

Comparatively, May, July and August have six hours of daylight. While April and September have five.

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When is the hottest month?

July is the hottest month in Britain, with average highs of 22C and lows of 14C. August is the second hottest month with average highs of 21C and lows of 14C.

June is also fairly hot with average highs of 20C and lows of 12C.

When is the driest month?

The months with the least rainfall are actually March and February, according to

March only has 35mm of rain over the month, while February has 39mm.

However, when it comes to number of days in which it rains the story is very different.

June and August have the least rainy days of any month, with an average of 13 washouts.

Comparatively, it rains an average of 17 days during November and December.

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First and foremost remember that we are talking about UK weather patterns so there will never be any guarantees.

However, statically speaking June is the best month to take a staycation.

There are more hours of sunshine during the 30-day month than any other and its only 2C cooler than July – which is the hottest month. There are also not many rainy days in June.

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A recent study by Hatchbag found 46% of Brits are opting for a holiday at home this year.

The poll of 1,000 people revealed nearly half will be ditching busy airports for British beaches, rolling green hills and quaint holiday cottages.

But where are the best travel hotspots in the UK?

With stunning highlands and historic cities, Scotland was voted the most popular destination with 25% of people saying it was their favourite place in the UK.

The South West of England – home to popular coastal resorts such as Torquay and Cornwall – came in second place with 21.4% of the vote.

And Wales, with its dramatic national parks such as Snowdonia and its picturesque towns and villages like Hay-on-Wye, was dubbed the third best places with 20.2%.

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