Annual rainfall in the United Kingdom (UK) 1995-2020

Since the beginning of the period in question, the annual rainfall average in the United Kingdom (UK) has fluctuated. 2020 recorded an average of 1,308 millimeters, the largest amount since 2015. Precipitation peaked at the turn of century, with an average of 1,372 millimeters of rainfall. The year 2000 was an especially wet year, with an average of 178.6 raindays across the nation. This was the highest number of raindays over the past three decades.

Annual amount of rainfall in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1995 to 2020

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Release date

January 2021


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1995 to 2020

Supplementary notes

Allowances have been made for topographic, coastal and urban effects where relationships are found to exist.

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