Weather in England and Wales:
Annual Average Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

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The data here summarize the annual weather for England and Wales. The tables list average daily high and low temperatures, total rainfall and hours of sunshine for the year.

These measures of climate are averages of data collected at weather stations from 1981 to 2010.

The weather averages are given for the entire countries, and also broken down into six regions.

Southeast England ranges from London southwards and covers England's south coast from Bournemouth to Margate. Southwest England and Wales includes Cornwall, Devon and southern Wales.

Eastern England is the land lying northeast of London. It includes Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and the cities of Cambridge and Norwich. Midlands corresponds to West and East Midlands, except Lincolnshire.

Northeast England includes Yorkshire and the Humber and the Lincolnshire portion of East Midlands. Northwest England and Wales covers from northern Wales up England's west coast to the Scottish border, taking in the cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Carlisle.

Temperature

Average annual temperatures
High °F Low °F Region High °C Low °C
56 43 England 14 6
55 42 Wales 13 6
58 43 Southeast England 14 6
56 43 Southwest England & Wales 13 6
58 43 Eastern England 14 6
56 42 Midlands 13 6
55 41 Northeast England 13 5
54 42 Northwest England & Wales 12 6

Rainfall

Average yearly precipitation
Days Region Inches Millimetres
133 England 33.7   855
167 Wales 57.5 1460
122 Southeast England 31.0   788
155 Southwest England & Wales 49.7 1263
116 Eastern England 24.6   624
131 Midlands 31.4   798
132 Northeast England 30.7   779
165 Northwest England & Wales 51.9 1319

Sunshine

Total annual sunshine
Region Hours
England 1493
Wales 1401
Southeast England 1628
Southwest England & Wales 1520
Eastern England 1570
Midlands 1438
Northeast England 1423
Northwest England & Wales 1346
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