Links to the weather now and forecasted
The weather in Cornwall right now - click here- for the situation in Newquay
We are considerably milder than the rest of Britain
Cornwall is almost an island, cut off from Devon by the River Tamar, which runs along most of the county line. All other sides we are surrounded by the sea. We have both the most westerly point in mainland Britain (Lands End) and the most southerly (The Lizzard)
The combination of being relatively so far south, plus the influence of the Gulf Stream on the long expanse of Cornish coast, makes this a very mild place. Especially right on the coast.
We only get snow very rarely in winter on the coast, many Cornish children grow up never having seen snow. We get very few days of frost either. Aind in summer days are, generally, pleasantly warm
There is no need to come in July or August. Spring comes early here, and autumn
lingers longer. We get well over 1500 hours of sunshine annually and,
whilst May is usually the sunniest month, May to July average around 7 hours
of sunshine a day.
One could not call the county tropical, but the year round mild climate means that I can look out every day over the palm trees in Corisande's gardens
From the "big picture" through to details of Cornwall and Newquay
the BBC site gives a satellite map of Britain
CNN have a site and satellite map of Europe
Newquay (St Mawgan) right now now have all the details from St Mawgan airport weather station just 5 miles from Newquay, everything from temperature to wind, rain, humidity, visability
For Cornwall - the Online forecast
For the Met Office regional forecast covering the South West of England
The sea temperature varies from 9 - 10°C in February to 16 - 17°C in August.
Newquay Weather at a glance - temps in degrees C
|Hours of Sun||Max Temp||Min Temp||Rainfall (mm)||Sea Temp|
Whatever the westher, the hotel to stay at when visiting Cornwall is Corisande Manor Hotel, Cornwall find out more about it