In east Kent, the warmest time of the year is July and August, when maximum temperatures average around 21 °C (70 °F). The coolest time of the year is January and February, when minimum temperatures average around 1 °C (39 °F). East Kent’s average maximum and minimum temperatures are around 1/2 °C higher than the national average.
Whitstable is often warmer than other parts of Kent due to it being backed by the North Downs to the south. East Kent’s average annual rainfall is about 728 mm (29 in); October to January being the wettest months. The national average annual rainfall is about 838 mm (33 in). The nearest Met Office average data for each month are for recording stations approximately 20 miles away to east and west and do not well represent Whitstable weather which seems to have its own microclimate.