How much does it rain in the UK?

December 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Outdoor and Garden

Where gets the most rain?

Statistically, the wettest part of the UK is the western Highlands in Scotland, which get over three metres of rainfall a year.

Other rainy parts of the UK include:

  • North west England – especially the Lake District in Cumbria and western facing slopes of the Pennines.
  • Western and central Wales – particularly the mountainous Snowdonia region in the north.
  • South west England – mainly the higher elevation areas of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin moor.
  • Parts of Northern Ireland.

These areas all have common characteristics, given their high Read more