Which part of the UK is the wettest?

Where is the wettest place in the UK?

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.

Which is wettest East or West UK?

Rainfall. On average it rains one in three days in the UK. However, rainfall varies greatly from region to region. It is generally wetter in the West than the East and wetter in the highlands than the lowlands.

Which county in England has the most rain?

Argyllshire tops the list with a soaking 2,274mm of rain each year and western areas in Scotland hold most of the top 10 spots with the exception of Merionethshire in Wales in at number 4 and Caernarvonshire at 6. The highest listed English place is the north west county of Westmorland in at 9.

Why is the West of the UK wetter than the east?

Air pressure – the UK lies in a zone of low pressure. Low-pressure systems containing lots of rainfall form over the Atlantic Ocean and approach the UK from the west. Therefore, the west side of the UK is wetter than the east.

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Does it rain more in Wales or Scotland?

Annual rainfall

Despite the high levels of rain in Wales, it is not the wettest country in the United Kingdom. Scotland on average has the most rainfall, with England being the driest.

Which parts of the UK have the least rain?

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.

Why is South East England warmer?

The western side of Britain is warmed by the influence of the tropical maritime airstream. Temperatures are therefore colder in the east than in the west during winter. During summer the south is warmer than the north. This is due to the differences in solar heat received, being greater in the south.

What’s the wettest county in England?

Cardiff, the capital of Wales, has won the top spot for being the wettest city in the UK, with an average monthly rainfall of 96mm, and the average number of wet days per month standing at 12.4. Cardiff’s high ranking total equates to more than one quarter of Wales’ city’s year being shrouded in rain.