Weather in CornwallCornwall benefits from the mildest and sunniest climate in the UK, due to its southerly latitude and the effect of the Gulf Stream. The sea surrounding our coasts and the southwesterly position means that the weather here can be relatively changeable.
With in excess of 1500 hours of sunshine each year, Cornwall is one of the sunniest areas within the UK. The Gulf Stream brings warm air from the Caribbean, making the weather typically milder than other places in the world at the same latitude. We also have the only area of subtropical climate in the UK - with palm trees a common sight within the county.
Temperature extremes are rare in Cornwall, but extreme weather - such as storms and flooding - is common.
What to do in Cornwall in the rain
Whilst dry and sunny days offer a wealth of activities in Cornwall, there’s a whole host of things to do when the weather’s not so kind
What to do in Cornwall in the sun
Cornwall is beautiful whatever the weather, but it’s a magical place to be when the sun shines