St. Ives, situated in the warmest county in England – Cornwall, has a mild temperate climate. It means that both summers and winters here are mild and enjoy a lot of wind.
Despite the fact that Cornwall is considered to be the warmest part of the UK, summer in St. Ives sees average highs around 18 C. The thing is that St. Ives is kept cool by strong winds all year around. Yes, 18 C is hardly sweltering but everyone who loves windsurfing and sailing would say that refreshing summer in St. Ives is just perfect, especially in August when the wind gets stronger. The same to other parts of Britain, summer in St. Ives is quite unreliable. Rains, as well as sunshine, are unpredictable. Nevertheless, it does not mean that there is a lack of sunshine in the summer period. So if you are planning to visit one of St. Ives gorgeous beaches, you can expect the sun to come out. Just keep in mind that temperature of the sea averages at around 14 C.
When autumn comes to St. Ives, temperature drops from 16C to about 11 C. Despite lower temperatures, autumn, not summer, is associated with the beginning of the surfing season. September and October are considered to be the best surfing month in Cornwall. The speed of the wind increases and benefits both sailors and windsurfers.
In comparison to the rest of England, winter in St. Ives is quite warm. On average, day temperature stays around 8 C. That is why you unlikely to see snow or even frost in St. Ives and Cornwall in general. There is nearly no sun in winter: it hides behind the clouds most of the time. Also, the season sees a lot of rain, especially in January. Winter winds in Cornwall become very strong and the sea becomes colder and wilder. Nevertheless, the winter season is still quite popular among surfers, windsurfers, and sailors.
With the beginning of spring temperatures in St. Ives are creeping up, winds abate and ,generally in April, the surfing season comes to its end. Nevertheless, beaches become more crowded ad days enjoy more sun, especially in May – the sunniest month of the year.
Whatever the weather in St. Ives, the seaside town is ready to offer its best to each visitor. And if you want to learn more about the weather in St. Ives to decide on when to come, visit www.holiday-weather.com/st_ives/averages.