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Climate in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly

Specialist Inbound Group Tour Operator for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Did you know that Cornwall has the mildest and sunniest weather in the United Kingdom? It has 200 more sunshine hours than anywhere else in Great Britain and The Isles of Scilly are warmer than Cannes in the South of France in the middle of winter. The temperatures at night in Newquay in January are the same as London in April.

The Gulf Stream prevents temperatures getting very low even in the winter months, frost and snow are very rare; this explains why Cornwall has some of the most interesting and beautiful gardens to visit. The tropical Abbey Gardens on Tresco, Isles of Scilly being a fine example.

In the summer Cornwall may not be as hot as some parts of Southern England, because of the sea breezes, but it is one of the sunniest areas of the UK and also has longer daylight hours; the sunsets 30 minutes later than the east coast of Great Britain.

The weather can be very changeable though, even during one day, when visiting Cornwall come prepared with sunscreen and raincoats! When the sun is shining on a summer’s day the sun can be very strong, the air is so pure and free from pollution, this combined with the sea air mean it is always advisable to wear sunscreen.

There is always plenty to do on a tour of Cornwall even if the sun isn’t shining and it is not a day for the beach there are many places attractions and things to do. Even in Winter the Atlantic Ocean bring some amazing storms to Cornwall with storm watchers enjoying the waves crash on to the rocks.

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