Whitby Weather

Whitby - not a 'weather destination', but remarkably dry for a Northern UK town

The east coast is one of the driest parts of the UK with less than 600 mm in places, although this is hugely different only a few miles up the road into the North York Moors where it averages over 1000 mm in places. These values can be compared with annual totals around 500 mm in parts of eastern England and over 4000 mm in the western Scottish Highlands.

The driest season is spring whilst there is an autumn/winter maximum, when the Atlantic depressions are at their most vigorous.  However, showery rainfall in summer on the coast is common and it is known for blustery winds all year round, so don't forget your jacket!

For an up to date 5 day forecast, please check out the Met Office's website here! Or if you would like a more visible check of current weather, we like Whitby Yacht Club webcam! See their website by clicking here.


For more information on the Whitby climate, please see: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/ne/print.html orhttp://www.holiday-weather.com/whitby/