Monthly rainfall in the United Kingdom 2014-2019

In the period between 2014 and 2019, the wettest months tended to be at the start and ends of the year. The greatest measurement of rain recorded was in December 2015 when there was approximately 219 millimeters of rainfall. The lowest level was in September 2014, which experienced surprisingly minimal rain.

Rainy days

  The UK is known for its wet weather, and in 2018 there were approximately 147 raindays. The greatest number of raindays over the last 30 years were recorded in the year 2000, at approximately 176. In that year, the UK received an average of 1,337 millimeters of rainfall.

Climate change

According to the Met Office, the climate in the UK has changed slightly from the period 1961-1990 to 2008-2017. The weather is getting warmer and wetter, and compared to the periods of 1961 to 1990, 2008 to 2017 experienced longer wet spells and fewer dry spells. A survey in 2018 with residents in the UK showed that 79 percent believed that increased flooding then or the future is caused by climate change.

Total rainfall in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2019, by month

Total rainfall in millimeters
Dec '19138.9
Nov '19117.6
Oct '19138.8
Sep '19122.4
Aug '19136.5
Jul '1988.9
Jun '19111.5
May '1964.8
Apr '1951.4
Mar '19132.9
Feb '1972.8
Jan '1963.6
Dec '18119.5
Nov '18122.6
Oct '18104.4
Sep '18104.5
Aug '1884.9
Jul '1855.3
Jun '1835.4
May '1848.5
Apr '1886.3
Mar '18104.4
Feb '1864.3
Jan '18133.5
Dec '17121.5
Nov '17108.2
Oct '17102.5
Sep '17117.8
Aug '17102.8
Jul '17101.7
Jun '17110.6
May '1757.3
Apr '1733.6
Mar '17 98.1
Feb '17 93.9
Jan '17 76.4
Dec '16 77.9
Nov '16 104.7
Oct '16 47.4
Sep '16 97
Aug '16 85.5
Jul '16 79
Jun '16 95.5
May '16 61.3
Apr '16 77.7
Mar '16 83.4
Feb '16 110.8
Jan '16 179.6
Dec '15 218.8
Nov '15 172.9
Oct '15 72.4
Sep '15 52.3
Aug '15 105
Jul '15 108
Jun '15 56.5
May '15 110.3
Apr '15 45.7
Mar '15 95.6
Feb '15 80.5
Jan '15 154.3
Dec '14 132.6
Nov '14 123.7
Oct '14 158.5
Sep '14 22.8
Aug '14 138.8
Jul '14 64.7
Jun '14 54.8
May '14 99.6
Apr '14 67.8
Mar '14 80
Feb '14 169.2
Jan '14 188
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 2014 to December 2019

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