Scarborough, where it's located

The climate of Scarborough is oceanic, with quite cold, rainy winters and mild, relatively rainy summers.
The city is located on the east coast of Great Britain, in North Yorkshire.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 4.1 °C (39 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 15.6 °C (60 °F). The lowest record is -9.1 °C (27.3 °F), the highest is 31.4 °C (89 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Scarborough - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)2235710121210842
Max (°C)6791114161919161397
Min (°F)363637414550545450463936
Max (°F)434548525761666661554845

Precipitation amounts to 690 millimeters (27.2 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 45 mm (1.8 in) in the driest months (February, May) to 70 mm (2.8 in) in the wettest (November). Here is the average precipitation.
Scarborough - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)554550504565556560657065690
Prec.(in)2.21.8221.82.62.22.62.42.62.82.627.2
Days121010991010109111212125

On average, there are around 1,555 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Scarborough - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours234576765322

The sea temperature ranges between 6 °C (43 °F) and 16 °C (61 °F). So, it never becomes warm for swimming. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Scarborough - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)766791214161412108
Temp (°F)454343454854576157545046

Scarborough

Best Time


The best time to visit Scarborough is the summer, from June to August, since it is the mildest of the year. The temperatures are generally good for outdoors activities, although it's better to bring an umbrella, and a sweatshirt or sweater for the evening or for cool days.