Average Weather in Newquay United Kingdom
In Newquay, the summers are comfortable and windy; the winters are long, cold, wet, and extremely windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 67°F and is rarely below 32°F or above 73°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Newquay for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 19 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 63°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 67°F and low of 58°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.1 months, from November 25 to March 30, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is February 10, with an average low of 41°F and high of 48°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Newquay, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Newquay begins around March 30 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around October 12. On July 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 56% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 44% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 12 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around March 30. On December 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 65% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 35% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Newquay varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from October 2 to February 22, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 46% on January 6.
The drier season lasts 7.4 months, from February 22 to October 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 23% on July 24.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 46% on January 6.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Newquay experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Newquay. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 1, with an average total accumulation of 3.8 inches.
The least rain falls around May 4, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Newquay varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 0 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:08 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 12 minutes later at 8:20 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:16 PM on December 12, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 19 minutes later at 9:35 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Newquay during 2021, starting in the spring on March 28, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 31.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases
The perceived humidity level in Newquay, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Newquay experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from October 11 to March 26, with average wind speeds of more than 16.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 20.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from March 26 to October 11. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Newquay varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.1 weeks, from April 17 to May 2, with a peak percentage of 27% on April 22. The wind is most often from the west for 12 months, from May 2 to April 17, with a peak percentage of 39% on January 1.
Newquay is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.9 months, from July 2 to September 30, with an average temperature above 59°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 7, with an average temperature of 62°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from December 31 to April 30, with an average temperature below 51°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 5, with an average temperature of 48°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Newquay throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Newquay for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Newquay for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Newquay typically lasts for 10 months (307 days), from around February 19 to around December 23, rarely starting after March 23, or ending before November 23.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Newquay should appear around May 3, only rarely appearing before April 15 or after May 23.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 2 to August 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 27, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from October 26 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 0.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Newquay are 50.416 deg latitude, -5.073 deg longitude, and 102 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Newquay contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 266 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 78 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (810 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,028 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Newquay is covered by cropland (32%), water (32%), artificial surfaces (20%), and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by water (41%) and cropland (37%), and within 50 miles by water (75%) and cropland (11%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Newquay, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Newquay.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Newquay according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Newquay is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Newquay and a given station.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .