Who gets more rain Ireland or Scotland?

In terms of rain, Northern Ireland is generally drier than both Scotland and Wales, but wetter than most of England. Really, in terms of weather, it is best to think of it as half way between England and Scotland in temperatures, and half way between England and Wales in rainfall.

Does it rain more in Ireland or Scotland?

Scotland is more northerly than Ireland, and is wetter. Its rain too is a bit different- harsher colder. There is a wonderful Irish English expression “soft day” which describes rainfall at its lowest intensity.

Does Scotland have better weather than Ireland?

No, it is the other way round. Scotland is colder than Ireland for two reasons. The first reason is that it’s further north so it is more prone to arctic prevailing winds etc. The second reason is that it’s more mountainous with the all the highest mountains in the British Isles.

Is Ireland the rainiest country?

The decade from 2006 to 2015 was Ireland’s wettest on record, with a 10-year average rainfall of almost 1990mm per year. This compares with a long-term 300-year decadal average of 1080mm per year, and just 940mm in 1740-1749 – the driest decade on record.

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Is Scotland the rainiest place?

Rainfall totals vary widely across Scotland— the western highlands of Scotland is one of the wettest places in Europe with annual rainfall up to 4,577 mm (180.2 in).

Is Scotland always rainy?

On average, Scotland receives the highest annual volume of rain in the United Kingdom. This is mostly due to its mountainous landscape in the north. Whilst it rains all year round in Scotland, the wettest periods are autumn and winter.

Is Scotland the wettest country in Europe?

Is Ireland the wettest country in Europe? No, and it’s some ways down the lists – several places in Northern and Eastern Europe all rank higher for rainfall. Of more local areas, western Scotland gets a good deal more rain than Ireland, AFAIK. The wettest city in Europe is, Bergen, in Norway.

What is colder Scotland or Ireland?

The more northerly latitudes of Scotland reflect a colder winter than Ireland’s. The average temperatures in January and February (usually the coldest months) in Scotland are 41*F (5*C) to 45*F (7*C). Don’t let a little chill put you off. The winter months can be the best time to visit these countries.

Is Ireland wetter than England?

Typically Ireland is cloudier and wetter than most of the UK. It generally has milder winters, and cooler summers. Both have mild climates but the UK is more prone to extreme temperatures, particularly heatwaves from the continent that reach northern Europe every summer.

Is Ireland colder than Scotland?

Scotland is usually significantly colder. When weather’s adverse, it’s a lot more adverse than Ireland.

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What is the rainiest city in the UK?

Cardiff is actually the wettest city in the UK, receiving 96mm of rainfall every month, according to MetOffice data analysed by ShowersToYou.

Why is Ireland so Rainy?

Rainfall in Ireland normally comes from Atlantic frontal systems which travel northeast over the island, bringing cloud and rain. Most of the eastern half of the country has between 750 and 1,000 mm (29.5 and 39.4 in) of rainfall in the year.

Where gets the most rain in Europe?

Crkvice (Serbian Cyrillic: Црквице, pronounced [t͡sř̩kv̞it͡sɛ]) is a village in Krivošije, on the outskirts of Mount Orjen in Montenegro, and the wettest inhabited place in Europe.

Where in Scotland gets the most rain?

Online estate agents Emoov have used National Trust, BBC and Climate Central data to reveal some of the rainiest cities in the UK, calculating average yearly rainfall in inches – with Glasgow taking the top spot with a whopping 49 inches of rainfall a year, on 167 days.

What is the rainiest city in the world?

The average annual rainfall in Mawsynram, which is recognised as the world’s wettest by the Guinness Book of Records, is 11,871mm – more than 10 times the Indian national average of 1,083mm.

Does it rain more in Scotland than England?

In terms of rain, Northern Ireland is generally drier than both Scotland and Wales, but wetter than most of England. Really, in terms of weather, it is best to think of it as half way between England and Scotland in temperatures, and half way between England and Wales in rainfall.

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