Climate, Sunshine and Time
As an Island, the Isle of Man benefits from a temperate climate, with warm summers and mild winters. Due to the proximity of the Gulf Stream, the Island doesn't suffer from extreme swings in temperature, with a similar climate to that of Ireland or the Lake District.
The Isle of Man has its own Met Office based at Ronaldsway Airport, which can be contacted 24 hours a day on 0900 624 3200.
Summer - June is the driest month whilst May, June and July are the sunniest. July and August are the warmest months, with an average daily maximum temperature around 17.5 C (63 F).
Autumn - The Isle of Man enjoys mild autumns with average temperatures staying around 13-8°c with plenty of sunshine hours (until the clocks go back at the end of October).
Winter - Average temperatures stay around 7°c during the day, keeping away morning frost and heavy snow.
Spring - The Island warms up nicely in spring, with average temperatures of 11°c.
For the time being I never experienced bad weather. Probably I never seen the winter here, however the summer and autumn were amazing. I've been here in February just for couple of days and it was a true spring back then what surprised me. Krasimir, Pokerstars, Onchan
Time & Sunshine Hours
The Isle of Man follows British Daylight Saving time, with clocks going back one hour at the end of October and forward an hour at the end of March. This means that the Island benefits from brighter mornings during the winter, though the evenings turn dark earlier.
In the Isle of Man we get nearly 17 hours of daylight on the longest day in June (the summer solstice) which makes for plenty of warm evenings to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. During December (the winter solstice) the daylight hours shrink to under 8 hours, giving us all a good excuse to spend cosy nights indoors by the fire.
Moaning about the weather!
Like our British counterparts, we Islanders love to moan about the weather. It's true that we get some storms and heavy rain at times (just like the rest of Britain and Ireland) but we actually enjoy a moderate and warm climate that allows us to grow palm trees, enjoy days on the beach and watch the waves roll in on a windy afternoon. The Island changes from season to season, giving 365 days of new landscapes and experiences.
Beautiful views and sceneries, much better weather than I imagined. Manuel, Senior Designer, Onchan
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