Monthly rainfall in Scotland 2014-2019

Between 2014 and 2019, the most amount of rainfall was experienced in January 2016 at 328.2 mm. In comparison, rainfall in December 2019 amounted to 192.3 mm. The driest month during this period was September 2014, when just 39.2 mm of rain fell.

Annual rainfall

The annual rainfall in Scotlandhas fluctuated since 1994, with 2011 being the wettest year since. In this year approximately 1,886 mm of rain fell. On average, Scotland receives the highest annual volume of rain in the United Kingdom, mostly due to its mountainous landscape. Since 2010, there have been only 2 years when rainfall was not highest in Scotland, 2012 and 2018.

Wet seasons

  Whilst it rains all year round in Scotland, the wettest periods are autumn and winter. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 winter was by far the wettest season, with volumes reaching 746.3 mm in the latter. However, in the following years autumn was the wettest.

Monthly amount of rainfall in Scotland from 2014 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

January 2014 to December 2019

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