North Downs Way

The North Downs ridge - woooded in the east, open downland in the west. Pilgrims Way to Canterbury, or white cliffs to finish

Hiking Weather

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Met Office Forecast

South East England

Remaining settled with temperatures rising.


  • Any early mist or fog clearing quickly to leave another warm and dry day with unbroken sunshine for many.
  • Coastal areas feeling somewhat cooler with a fresher onshore breeze developing into the afternoon.
  • Maximum Temperature 31C.


  • Remaining dry, mild and clear.
  • Patches of mist and fog are possible into the early hours once again in rural and coastal areas.
  • Minimum Temperature 16C.


  • Another dry and clear day after any early mist lifts with increasingly hot temperatures.
  • Coastal areas again seeing cooler conditions with a fresher breeze.
  • Maximum Temperature 33C.

Friday to Sunday:

  • High pressure continues to bring settled weather through the end of the week, with very warm temperatures.
  • Low risk of isolated showers into Sunday.
  • Overnight mist patches forming.

UK Day 6-7 and week 2

  • This period will see the breakdown of the hot, sunny and dry weather of recent days, with conditions becoming more unsettled across the UK.
  • Showers will spread from the west and south next week, sometimes heavy and thundery, though drier periods with sunny spells are still likely between them.
  • At the same time, temperatures will gradually decrease to closer to normal for August.
  • Later in the period, the more changeable weather will prevail with a risk of heavy showers or thunderstorms continuing, but clear and dry spells in between too.
  • Returning to warm or very warm towards the end of the period for much of England and Wales, perhaps becoming locally hot in parts of the south and southeast.

UK Week 3 and 4

  • Following a period of unsettled weather, we may see some generally more settled conditions towards the end of August.
  • Continuing into September, normal weather can be expected for this time of year.
  • This may bring some spells of rain or showers, most likely in the north and west.
  • However, periods of dry and sunny weather can be expected in between.
  • Temperatures are likely to be above normal, with the chance for some very warm spells.

Met Office : South East England : 2022-08-10T00:07:28