11 DecLocal Time: 17:31 GMT UK Time: 17:31 GMT
- Sunrise 07:56
- Sunset 15:39
- Moonrise 12:41
- Moonset 01:22
|Temp feels like:||3°c (37.4°f)|
|Length of Day:||7h 43m|
|Dew Point:||3 °c (37°f)|
|Pressure:||30.36 " (1028 hpa)|
Average for December: 6°c (42°f)
Weather Overview for Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth is a coastal resort on the east coast of England in the United Kingdom. It is located on the North Sea coast in the county of Norfolk, close to the historic city of Norwich. Like the rest of England, Great Yarmouth experiences a temperate maritime climate, with four seasons and no extremes of temperature.
Summer (June – early September)
Summer is the most popular time to visit Great Yarmouth, as the warm weather and long days can be ideal for a visit to the long stretches of sandy beach or the nearby Norfolk Broads. Daily maximum temperatures average around 20°C during the summer months, with temperatures occasionally pushing past 30°C on the hottest days. The region is often among the hottest areas of the UK in summer, with July and August seeing the highest temperatures, both seeing averages of 20°C.
Great Yarmouth is also located in the driest region in the UK, and lengthy dry spells are a feature of some summers. However, the weather is changeable due to the coastal location, so visitors should expect to be caught in the occasional shower, but these are usually light and fairly brief. Rainfall is fairly consistent – average monthly rainfall is between 37mm and 39mm in the summer months, but the number of days in which rain falls is lower during summer than during the rest of the year, and August sees the fewest days with rain.
Great Yarmouth has long been famed for its sandy beaches, and the town has been a coastal resort since the mid-eighteenth century. Water temperatures are not in the same league as Mediterranean resorts, but an influx of warm water associated with the Gulf Stream pushes summer water temperatures up to 15-16°C in August.
Autumn (Late September and October)
Autumn sees average highs fall to the mid-teens, with average temperatures of 14°C in October. Autumn can still be very pleasant, with warm temperatures usually persisting well into September. This time of year does see the days shorten, and night-time temperatures can get quite cold. Rainfall also increases in autumn, with average rainfall rising through September and reaching 42mm in October.
Winter (November – early-March)
Winter is fairly mild, especially considering Great Yarmouth’s latitude, as temperatures are kept in check by the Gulf Stream and the coastal location. Winter begins in earnest in November, with temperatures falling to average only 10°C. January and February are the coldest months, with average highs of 6°C and 7°C respectively. November is the wettest month of the year, but winter is not particularly wet, with levels only slightly higher than those found in summer.
Some snow can be expected during the winter, but there are usually no more than a handful of days in which snow falls in any given month.
Spring (late-March – May)
Spring sees temperatures rise and the days lengthen. Average highs of 11°C in April, and 14°C in May indicate that the weather can be very pleasant. Spring is also the driest season, with average rainfall of only 28 and 27mm in April and May.