Yearly Snowfall Averages for the United Kingdom

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The tables below list annual averages for snowfall at cities and towns in the United Kingdom.

The numbers are for how many days it snows a year and the amount of snow on the ground. The snowfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1961 to 1990.

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

England

Yearly snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
24 Birmingham 34.1   86.6
  7 Bournemouth   6.9   17.6
16 London 18.4   46.7
20 Manchester 10.3   26.1
  6 Plymouth   2.6     6.7
15 Ramsgate 10.5   26.6

Wales

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centimetres
10 Aberporth   8.2   20.8
12 Cardiff 12.8   32.4
  7 Valley, Anglesey   2.1     5.4

Scotland

Total amount of snow in a year on average
Days Place Inches Centimetres
34 Aberdeen 45.4 115.2
22 Edinburgh 18.3   46.4
30 Forres 21.9   55.6
48 Lerwick, Shetland Islands 35.6   90.5
22 Stornoway, Outer Hebrides   9.4   23.9
11 Tiree, Inner Hebrides   2.1     5.3

Northern Ireland

Annual snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
19 Belfast 12.7   32.3
Reference

World Data Center for Meteorology. Climate of the World.

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