Average Weather in Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom
In Newcastle upon Tyne, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 66°F over the course of the year, and is rarely below 26°F or above 74°F.
The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 17 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 62°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 66°F and low of 53°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 17 to March 17, with an average daily high temperature below 48°F. The coldest day of the year is February 17, with an average low of 35°F and high of 44°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
The length of the day in Newcastle upon Tyne varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 10 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 17 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:26 AM on June 18, and the latest sunrise is 4 hours, 5 minutes later at 8:31 AM on December 29. The earliest sunset is at 3:37 PM on December 14, and the latest sunset is 6 hours, 12 minutes later at 9:49 PM on June 24.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Newcastle upon Tyne during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
In Newcastle upon Tyne, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Newcastle upon Tyne begins around April 25 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around October 5. On July 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 5 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around April 25. On January 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 67% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 33% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Newcastle upon Tyne varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.7 months, from August 7 to January 28, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on November 3.
The drier season lasts 6.3 months, from January 28 to August 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on March 3.
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 34% on October 30.
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 in the year. Newcastle upon Tyne experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Newcastle upon Tyne. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 29, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.
The least rain falls around February 22, with and average total accumulation of 1.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The perceived humidity level in Newcastle upon Tyne, 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
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Newcastle upon Tyne experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from October 12 to March 30, with average wind speeds of more than 7.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.4 months, from March 30 to October 12. The calmest day of the year is July 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Newcastle upon Tyne is from the west throughout the year.
Newcastle upon Tyne 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 2.7 months, from July 1 to September 21, with an average temperature above 55°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 5, with an average temperature of 58°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from January 2 to April 30, with an average temperature below 46°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 3, with an average temperature of 43°F.
Average Water Temperature
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences very significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from April 29 to August 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 6.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from October 22 to February 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 0.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Newcastle upon Tyne are 54.973 deg latitude, -1.614 deg longitude, and 180 ft elevation (map ).
The topography within 2 miles of Newcastle upon Tyne contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 417 feet, and an average elevation above sea level of 175 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (1,043 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,123 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Newcastle upon Tyne is covered by artificial surfaces (94%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (41%) and cropland (36%), and within 50 miles by water (36%) and grassland (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Newcastle upon Tyne, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and a given station.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .