Average Annual Precipitation for European Cities





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at major cities throughout Europe. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets a year and for the normal amount of precipitation.

Included in this list are Europe's national capitals plus cities with a metropolitan population of over one million people.

The cities range from Amsterdam to Zurich and from Reykjavík to İstanbul. They are listed alphabetically and you can jump ahead to the section for Amsterdam to Kiev, Leeds to Pristina and Reykjavík to Zurich.

The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation amounted to at least one millimetre (0.04 inches). The annual amount of precipitation is an average of historical weather data collected over a long period, in most cases 30 years.

Average yearly precipitation
Days City Inches Milli­metres
132 Amsterdam, Netherlands 33.0 838
119 Andorra la Vella, Andorra 37.5 952
43 Athens, Greece 14.4 365
55 Barcelona, Spain 25.2 640
95 Belgrade, Serbia 27.2 691
106 Berlin, Germany 22.5 571
125 Birmingham, United Kingdom 26.8 681
144 Bratislava, Slovakia 21.9 557
199 Brussels, Belgium 33.6 852
72 Bucharest, Romania 23.4 595
81 Budapest, Hungary 22.2 563
77 Chisinau, Moldova 21.5 547
133 Cologne, Germany 31.3 796
102 Copenhagen, Denmark 20.6 523
129 Dublin, Ireland 29.8 758
170 Glasgow, United Kingdom 44.3 1124
129 Hamburg, Germany 30.4 773
115 Helsinki, Finland 26.9 682
84 İstanbul, Turkey 31.7 805
101 Kazan, Russia 21.6 548
81 Kharkiv, Ukraine 20.7 525
99 Kiev, Ukraine 25.6 649
Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days City Inches Milli­metres
152 Leeds, United Kingdom 40.3 1024
127 Lille, France 29.2 743
77 Lisbon, Portugal 28.6 726
115 Ljubljana, Slovenia 53.9 1368
109 London, United Kingdom 21.9 557
122 Luxembourg, Luxembourg 34.5 876
104 Lyon, France 32.8 832
63 Madrid, Spain 17.2 436
143 Manchester, United Kingdom 32.6 829
53 Marseille, France 20.3 515
83 Milan, Italy 36.2 920
119 Minsk, Belarus 26.7 677
61 Monaco, Monaco 28.9 733
121 Moscow, Russia 27.1 689
129 Munich, Germany 38.1 967
87 Naples, Italy 39.7 1008
61 Nice, France 28.9 733
112 Nizhny & Novgorod, Russia 22.0 558
68 Odessa, Ukraine 18.3 464
113 Oslo, Norway 30.0 763
111 Paris, France 25.1 637
101 Podgorica, Montenegro 65.4 1661
94 Prague, Czech Republic 20.7 526
120 Pristina, Kosovo 23.5 598
Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days City Inches Milli­metres
148 Reykjavík, Iceland 31.4 798
120 Riga, Latvia 25.0 636
78 Rome, Italy 31.4 799
86 Rostov-on-Don, Russia 23.4 595
131 Rotterdam, Netherlands 33.7 856
119 Saint Petersburg, Russia 24.9 633
95 Samara, Russia 22.1 561
76 San Marino, San Marino 25.8 655
113 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina 36.7 932
65 Skopje, Macedonia 18.7 474
81 Sofia, Bulgaria 22.8 579
105 Stockholm, Sweden 21.2 539
127 Tallinn, Estonia 27.3 693
98 Tirana, Albania 48.0 1219
81 Turin, Italy 38.6 981
109 Ufa, Russia 22.4 569
120 Vaduz, Liechtenstein 37.3 947
84 Valletta, Malta 21.8 553
98 Vienna, Austria 25.6 651
122 Vilnius, Lithuania 26.9 683
73 Volgograd, Russia 15.9 403
93 Warsaw, Poland 20.3 515
95 Zagreb, Croatia 33.1 840
125 Zurich, Switzerland 41.2 1048
Reference

The precipitation data are provided by national meteorological agencies.

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