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Average rain in the UK compared to average rainfall in Australia.

UK
Kent, Monthly Rainfall in mm’s

  • Jan-09 81
  • Feb-09 64.2
  • Mar-09 41.6
  • Apr-09 28.2
  • May-09 31.2
  • Jun-09 27
  • Jul-09 42.9
  • Aug-09 14
  • Sep-09 18.6
  • Oct-09 71.6
  • Nov-08 111
  • Dec-08 25.4

Monthly average rainfall in Kent, England:

  • 46.39mm (Nov 2008 to Oct 2009)

Australia
Brisbane, Monthly Rainfall in mm’s

  • Jan-09 77.4
  • Feb-09 131.8
  • Mar-09 47.6
  • Apr-09 195.2
  • May-09 240.8
  • Jun-09 87.6
  • Jul-09 3.6
  • Aug-09 4
  • Sep-09 23.4
  • Oct-09 57.4
  • Nov-09 31.4
  • Dec-08 62.6

Monthly average rainfall in Brisbane, Australia:

  • 80.23mm (Dec 2008 to Nov 2009)

Information Sources

UK Figures taken at Manston, Kent.

Australia figures taken at Brisbane City and Brisbane Airport, Queensland, Australia.

The selected locations are based on my own living locations in both countries.  Using the sources shown, anyone can select their own choice of locations for personal area comparisons.

Entire Country Rainfall Comparisons

Take account of the fact that most of Australia is actually uninhabited though, and these averages will be

UK Annual rain in 2002 (mm’s)

  • 988mm England compared to 823mm average for 1961 to 1990
  • 1,599mm Wales compared to 1,355mm average for 1961 to 1990
  • 1,551mm Scotland compared to 1,436mm average for 1961 to 1990
  • 1,345mm Northern Ireland compared to 1,059mm average for 1961 to 1990

Australia Annual Rain in 2003 (mm’s)

  • 476mm Australia as an entire country, compared to 472mm average for 1961 to 1990
  • 1,227mm Tasmania compared to 1,168mm average for 1961 to 1990
  • 260mm South Australia compared to 236mm average for 1961 to 1990

1961-1990 Rain Figures from:

Some comparisons from a NSW Government website

London: 153 rainy days with 593 mm per year = 3.9 mm per rainy day
Melbourne: 147 rainy days with 657 mm per year = 4.5 mm per rainy day
Sydney: 138 rainy days with 1,223 mm per year = 8.9 mm per rainy day
Brisbane: 122 rainy days with 1,187 mm per year = 9.7 mm per rainy day

www.business.nsw.gov.au/aboutnsw/lifestyle/E8_aveannwetdays_and_rainfall.htm



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