How many days a year does it rain in Northern Ireland?

How many days does it rain in Northern Ireland?

Rain days in Northern Ireland per month 2015-2021

In February 2020, there were 24.6 rain days in Northern Ireland. This was the highest number since December 2015. A rain day is when more than 1 millimeter of rain falls within a day. By May 2021, there were 17 rain days in Northern Ireland.

Does it rain a lot in Northern Ireland?

Over much of Northern Ireland, the number of days with a rainfall total of 1mm or more (‘wet days’) tends to follow a pattern similar to the monthly rainfall totals. In the higher parts, over 55 days is the norm in winter (December to February) and over 45 days in summer (June to August).

How many days does it rain in Belfast?

Station: Belfast Newforge, 1981-2010

Month Maximum temperature (°C) Days of rainfall ≥1 mm (days)
October 13.56 14.41
November 10.34 14.48
December 8.2 14.43
Annual 13.38 155.48

What is the wettest month in Northern Ireland?

The most rainfall occurred in February 2020, when 222.7 millimeters fell. In this same month there were 24.6 rain days recorded, an unusually high number for February.

Monthly amount of rainfall in Northern Ireland from 2015 to 2021 (in millimeters)

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Characteristic Rainfall in millimeters

Why does it rain so much in Northern Ireland?

Rainfall in Ireland normally comes from Atlantic frontal systems which travel northeast over the island, bringing cloud and rain. Most of the eastern half of the country has between 750 and 1,000 mm (29.5 and 39.4 in) of rainfall in the year.

What is the driest county in UK?

With an annual rainfall of around 600 mm, Essex, Cambridgeshire, parts of North Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Suffolk and Norfolk, belong to the driest areas of the UK.

What is the wettest place in Northern Ireland?

Well, it’s official – Derry is the wettest place anywhere in Britain and the north, although another Irish town has taken the title of Europe’s wettest place. A new study has found Derry literally stormed its way to the top of the charts with an average of 147 rainy days per yer year.

How cold does Northern Ireland get?

Average January temperatures vary from 38 °F (3.3 °C) on the north coast to 35 °F (1.7 °C) in the east; in July temperatures of 65 °F (18.3 °C) are common. In late spring and early summer the east has slightly lower temperatures accompanied by coastal fog.

How many days a year does it rain in England?

The annual number of rain days in the UK has fluctuated over the past three decades. In 2020, there were approximately 170.5 days in which 1 mm or more of rain fell.

Annual rain days in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1990 to 2020.

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Characteristic Number of days with rain