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Wet and cold is the norm. Snow can fall, especially up north.
Opening hours reduced October to Easter; some places shut for the winter. Big-city sights (especially London's) operate all year.
Crowds reduce. Prices drop.
Weather often good: March to May sun mixes with sudden rain; September and October can feature balmy 'Indian summers'.
Weather at its best. Accommodation rates high, particularly in August (school holidays).
Roads busy, especially in seaside areas, national parks and popular cities, such as Oxford, Bath and York.
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