Average August Rainfall for the United Kingdom





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during August at cities and towns in the United Kingdom.

Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets this month 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 month's total rainfall is an average of weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

In August, the entire UK averages 10 days of rain, totalling 69 millimetres (2.7 inches).

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

Southern England

Average monthly precipitation in August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
9 Birmingham 2.3 59
8 Cambridge 2.0 51
7 Eastbourne 2.0 52
8 Exeter 2.1 54
8 Ipswich 2.2 56
8 London 2.0 52
8 Lowestoft 2.3 58
11 Newquay 2.6 67
8 Oxford 2.2 57
14 Princetown, Dartmoor Park 5.3 135

Northern England

August averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Blackpool 3.0 77
9 Grimsby 2.0 50
15 Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales 5.1 128
12 Manchester 3.0 77
10 Newcastle 2.4 61
12 Penrith 2.8 70
10 Sheffield 2.6 65

Wales

Average amount of rain in August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Aberporth 2.7 69
13 Aberystwyth 3.4 87
11 Cardiff 3.7 93
11 Tenby 3.6 92
11 Valley, Anglesey 2.8 70

Scotland

Precipitation totals for August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Aberdeen 2.6 66
10 Dundee 2.3 58
10 Edinburgh 2.4 61
12 Forres 2.5 63
13 Glasgow 3.6 93
13 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 2.6 66
13 Lerwick, Shetland Islands 3.3 84
16 Oban 4.9 125
15 Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 3.5 90
15 Tiree, Inner Hebrides 4.2 107

Northern Ireland

Total precipitation during August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Armagh 3.0 76
14 Belfast 3.3 84
15 Londonderry 3.5 90
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