In common with most of the UK, Hunstanton has a temperate climate with moderate temperatures most of the time, but rain can be expected at any time of the year. However, due to global warming, rainfall may drop from present levels by as much as 50 percent in this part of the country over the next 70 years.
The Norfolk Coast is significantly cooler than inland areas as it is affected by cooling sea breezes, and the winds are strong and chilly in the winter months. Daytime summer temperatures are usually around 20°C, but sometimes reach above 30°C, and winter temperatures are usually mild and above freezing.
Hunstanton is renowned for its micro-climate, and people report markedly different conditions here compared with nearby areas. For example, it is often said to be warmer in Hunstanton (‘Sunny Hunny’) than surrounding areas, or the town could be shrouded in sea mist while it is bright and sunny in nearby Sandringham.
For detailed information about current weather conditions, see also Hunstanton Weather Station.