The climate year of England
England, as the largest and most populous country in the British Isles, plays the dominant role in the United Kingdom. The capital London, once the center of the world's largest colonial empire in history, still plays a role as a "global player" as one of the world's leading financial centers. With its more than eight million inhabitants, it is the most populous city in the European Union. London and the surrounding area are the largest metropolitan region in the EU, ahead of Paris and Madrid. England accounts for the largest share of the United Kingdom's economic output. The country is located in the southern section of the island of Great Britain and is bordered to the north by Scotland and to the west by Wales. The remaining borders are water borders with the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the English Channel, which separates the island from the European mainland.
General information about England
For tourists, a visit to the British capital London is a must as one of the world's great and historic metropolises. The city has numerous universities, colleges, theaters and museums. World-renowned historic buildings such as the Palace of Westminister or the Tower of London have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Monuments worth seeing include Big Ben and Tower Bridge. But also the other parts of the country are becoming more and more popular tourist destinations. Tourism in England is mainly characterized by cultural offers. Nature tourists should visit the so-called Lake District, a national park landscape with numerous hills and lakes. Among other things, the largest lake in England can be marveled at here. Music and art lovers will find, among other things, a renowned orchestra and some important galleries in Birmingham.
Tourism in England
The English climate is characterized by its proximity to the Gulf Stream, which pumps gigantic amounts of heat energy from the Gulf of Mexico to Europe. Therefore, the average year-round temperature here is significantly warmer than in other regions of this latitude. Due to its location on the border between warm tropical air in the south and cold polar air in the north, England is dominated by extremely changeable weather. English winters are mostly cool, wet and windy, though snow is rare due to the relatively high warmth. England is drier and less windy, but also cooler in spring. In summer, temperatures can climb above the 30-degree mark. The English summer months are usually relatively dry, and the changeable weather returns in the fall.