Monthly rainfall in Wales 2014-2019

Wales usually experiences the highest levels of rainfall in the winter months, however the lowest level of rainfall during this period occurred in February 2017, when just 12.9 millimeters was recorded. In comparison, the most rainfall recorded was in December of 2015, at 334.7 millimeters. This is no surprise as there were 28 raindays in this month. A rainday is when there is a total of 1mm or more of that day.

Annual rainfall

Over the past two decades, the annual rainfall in Wales needs publishing has fluctuated. The year 2000 experienced the most amount of rain at 1,827 mm. 2010 was the driest year at 1,128 mm. Despite the high levels of rain in Wales, it is not the wettest country in the United Kingdom. Since 2010, Scotland has on average had the most rainfall. However, Wales had the highest levels in 2018.

Weather affecting tourism numbers

  With its reputation for rain, visitors are being put off visiting Wales. According to a survey with tourism businesses, 30 percent said the weather was the biggest reason for the decrease in visitor levels.

Monthly amount of rainfall in Wales from 2014 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020

Region

United Kingdom (Wales)

Survey time period

January 2014 to December 2019

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