Climate of East Anglia

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The climate of East Anglia is generally dry and mild. The region is among the driest in the United Kingdom with many areas receiving less than 700mm of rainfall a year[1]and locations such as Lowestoft less than 600 mm on average.[2] Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year.

Maximum temperatures range from 5–10 °C (41–50 °F) in the winter to 20–25 °C (68–77 °F) in the summer, although temperatures have been known to reach 35 °C (95 °F). Sunshine totals tend to be higher towards the coastal areas.[3]

Climate charts[edit]

East Anglia regional average[4]
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Lowestoft[2]
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Wattisham[5]
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Marham[6]
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Cambridge[7]
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eastern England: climate, Met Office. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
  2. ^ a b Lowestoft 1971–2000 averages, Met Office. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
  3. ^ Brown, Chris State of the Environment Report 1998 Archived 2008-05-06 at the Wayback Machine Chapter 11: Physical Background (pp. 305–306) Cambridgeshire County Council (retrieved 19 July 2007)
  4. ^ "East Anglia 1971–2000 averages". The Met Office. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
  5. ^ "Wattisham 1971–2000 averages". The Met Office. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
  6. ^ "Marham 1971–2000 averages". The Met Office. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
  7. ^ "Cambridge 1971–2000 averages". The Met Office. Retrieved July 1, 2010.