Average Annual Precipitation for the United Kingdom

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

The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least one millimetre (0.04 inches). The annual amount of precipitation is an average of weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

Annual precipitation averages for the entire UK are 133 days of rain or snow, totalling 885 millimetres (33.7 inches).

You can jump to a separate table for: Southern England, Northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Southern England

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
125 Birmingham 26.8   681
108 Cambridge 22.4   568
115 Eastbourne 31.3   795
122 Exeter 33.4   848
116 Ipswich 24.2   614
110 London 23.3   592
117 Lowestoft 24.4   620
155 Newquay 40.1 1017
116 Oxford 26.0   660
183 Princetown, Dartmoor Park 78.7 1998

Northern England

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
146 Blackpool 34.8   883
113 Grimsby 23.1   588
184 Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales 61.0 1550
143 Manchester 32.6   829
122 Newcastle 25.6   651
150 Pennith 37.3   947
132 Sheffield 32.9   835

Wales

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Millimetres
146 Aberporth 34.9   888
171 Aberystwyth 47.9 1217
149 Cardiff 45.4 1152
149 Tenby 43.7 1111
143 Valley, Anglesey 33.1   841

Scotland

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
138 Aberdeen 34.1   866
122 Dundee 27.2   691
126 Edinburgh 28.7   730
134 Forres 26.2   665
167 Glasgow 49.0 1245
189 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 40.9 1039
202 Lerwick, Shetland Islands 49.5 1257
198 Oban 66.2 1681
205 Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 49.2 1249
194 Tiree, Inner Hebrides 49.4 1255

Northern Ireland

Annual precipitation totals
Days Place Inches Millimetres
150 Armagh 32.0   812
158 Belfast 33.9   861
183 Londonderry 40.4 1027
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