Sunrise and sunset in the United Kingdom

The times of sunrise and sunset in the United Kingdom are significantly influenced by the country's very northern position in the hemisphere. Relatively high in the north the days in summer are long and short in winter. With up to approximately 16:40 hours the longest days happen in Juni. On the other hand, the longest and darkest nights are in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In Dezember a night in London lasts almost 17 hours.

In these days the sun in London rises at 7:25. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:06 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average lentgh of daylight in London

Average lentgh of daylight in London

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of the United Kingdom

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for October 16th., localtime in the United Kingdom

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Islington07:25 am06:06 pm10:41 hours
London07:25 am06:06 pm10:41 hours
Hull07:29 am06:03 pm10:34 hours
Leicester07:31 am06:08 pm10:38 hours
Nottingham07:31 am06:08 pm10:37 hours
Sheffield07:33 am06:08 pm10:35 hours
Coventry07:32 am06:10 pm10:38 hours
Leeds07:34 am06:08 pm10:34 hours
Bradford07:35 am06:09 pm10:34 hours
Birmingham07:33 am06:12 pm10:38 hours
Wolverhampton07:35 am06:12 pm10:38 hours
Stoke-on-Trent07:35 am06:12 pm10:36 hours
Manchester07:36 am06:11 pm10:35 hours
Bristol07:35 am06:16 pm10:41 hours
Liverpool07:39 am06:14 pm10:35 hours
Cardiff07:37 am06:18 pm10:41 hours
Edinburgh07:45 am06:11 pm10:26 hours
Plymouth07:39 am06:24 pm10:45 hours
Glasgow07:49 am06:15 pm10:26 hours
Belfast07:53 am06:24 pm10:31 hours


International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:32 am06:11 pm10:38 hours
New York (USA)07:07 am06:14 pm11:07 hours
Sydney (Australia)06:11 am07:10 pm12:59 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:46 am05:36 pm11:51 hours
Moscow (Russia)07:01 am05:28 pm10:28 hours
Shanghai (China)05:56 am05:23 pm11:27 hours
Helsinki (Finland)08:01 am06:10 pm10:09 hours