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Best time to visit Brighton, England

Our verdict

The best time to visit Brighton is May-September

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, May-September is the best time to go to Brighton.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 20℃ (67℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 22℃ (72℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather at night in the winter, which is around February-time, can get down to a minimum of 2℃ (35℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Brighton, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Brighton in November – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Brighton. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

Brighton seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Brighton as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Brighton is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Brighton

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Brighton for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Brighton climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Brighton for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Brighton in January

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brighton in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Brighton in February

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brighton in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Brighton in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brighton in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Brighton in April

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brighton in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Brighton in May

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brighton in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Brighton in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brighton in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Brighton in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brighton in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Brighton in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brighton in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Brighton in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brighton in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.

Brighton in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brighton in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Brighton in November

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brighton in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Brighton in December

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Brighton in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Brighton is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 20℃ (67℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Brighton is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Brighton is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Brighton, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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