For many Brits, BBQing under an umbrella with your puffer coat on may be a rite of passage; but when the sun comes out, it’s a certainty you’ll find Brits cooking up a storm for friends and family in gardens, local parks, beaches and outdoor spaces.
But just how warm does the temperature have to get for Brits to dust off their BBQs? New data from meal box delivery company, HelloFresh, reveals all.
Research shows that the average temperature pushing Brits to BBQ varies from city to city up and down the UK, but as a national average, Brits believe that 18°C is the optimal temperature for a BBQ. Luckily for many of us, the weather is expected to reach this during May.
However, Edinburgh was highlighted as hardiest UK city, with residents getting their BBQs out when temperatures reach a cool average of 15.1°C. Whereas Cardiff and Norwich are among cities likely to wait until temperatures are at least above 19°C.
What temperature pushes Brits to get the BBQ out?
Avgerage temp for BBQs
Month BBQs likely to begin
HelloFresh Head Chef Andre Dupin, commented: “Making the most of our gardens and outdoor spaces is what summer is all about – and one of the best ways to do this is al fresco dining.
“BBQs are the ultimate outdoor dining experience for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re hosting a family BBQ or simply elevating a summer supper, there are a whole host of BBQ recipes and ideas to suit all diets, tastes and preferences. Remember to cater to your guestlist; if you know there are vegetarians or flexitarians attending, they will appreciate being given lots of choice too. Personally, I couldn’t recommend spicy BBQ tofu enough.”
So, no matter what your optimum temperature is to BBQ; make sure you’re ready when the time comes. For more BBQ food ideas, BBQ recipes and your ultimate BBQ shopping list, head to HelloFresh’s BBQ food guide.