It might be wishful thinking to assume there are some parts of the UK that stay sunny and pleasant all year long, but nevertheless, here are some of the best and worst areas in the UK.
Ever wondered where in the UK might give you the best chance at consistently positive weather? Well, it might be wishful thinking to assume there are some parts of the UK that stay sunny and pleasant all year long, but nevertheless, here are some of the best and worst areas in the UK.
The Harsh North
While the cold weather in the north isn’t as ‘stark’ as how it might be depicted in game of thrones, with harsh snowy winters and a great big wall built up of ice. Northern parts of the country often have a larger temperature range than areas in the south, making their conditions year-round slightly more extreme and also more difficult to predict in the harsh summer and winter months.
To cast northern cities all under the same umbrella, it also seems that they typically have wetter and rainy weather. It isn’t all doom and gloom in the north though, as come rain or shine it seems that the area is becoming increasingly desirable to live. London’s stagnating housing market and high average living cost for the average person working there is forecasting bad spells for both tenant and investor alike.
The extortionate prices in the capital and unpromising future potential for growth are convincing those with a sufficient ‘rainy day fund’ to move northwards in search of a more suitable area to live, and companies such as RW Invest are offering properties in cities with perhaps not bright weather but certainly bright futures. It seems every cloud might have its silver lining.
Statistically, according to a study conducted by Anchor Pumps, the South West part of England has the most comfortable, pleasant and predictable weather, with almost all of the cities in the top ten list for sun being from that area of the country.
The best ranked area in the entire country for sunny weather is Chichester, a city well worth visiting in the summer months. Known for its picturesque countryside and sandy beaches (a rarity in the UK), it’s one of the most consistent places for sunshine that you can bet on if not going abroad for holidays. The Chichester Cathedral is also known as one of the country’s most significant landmarks, and can be seen for miles around the area.
Aside from that, Cornwall is known to have higher average temperatures year-round, with the ocean-moderated temperatures on the coasts and beaches to thank.
Long may she rain
The stereotype of Britain being a miserable, rainy place throughout the year is not the ‘cut and dry’ story, but it does hold some truth. Britain’s unfortunate position in the path of the jet stream is to blame for the unpredictable showers, and the worst parts of the country for rainfall are named by the MET office as The Lake District in the North West and the Snowdonia region also.
Did you know? ‘foggy London town’ has a reputation around the world for being a dreary, rainy location all year round, but it actually doesn’t attract as much downpour as you might think. London on average rains for just over 106 days of the year, lower than for example Miami or New York City, which both came in higher at 135 and 122 days respectfully.