The climate of Great Britain
The climate of Great Britain varies considerably
depending upon the time of year and the area. Great
Britain includes four different countries: England in
the sought, Wales to the west of England, Northern
Ireland off the western coast of Wales and also Scotland
in the north. England’s driest months are July and
August with very little rainfall. Temperatures are warm
with an average of around 25°
C throughout England. During the winter months, however,
the rainfall increases amazingly. Almost every day
during January and February sees rain or cold winds.
Temperature fall to a little above 0°
C and the sun is very rarely seen.
Wales to the west has a large number of mountains, the
main range is the Cambrian. Rainfall is much higher than
in England but the temperatures are very similar during
both the summer and winter months.
Scotland is almost a thousand kilometres to the north of
London. This results in a much lower average temperature
year-round. Indeed the highland of Scotland has
temperatures in January and February as cold, if not
colder, that Kiev. The rainfall is huge.
Ireland faces the Atlantic Ocean. On the western coast
of Ireland there are a few low mountains which catch a
lot of rain. Very cold winds are blowing across from the
ocean. The high rainfall in both Ireland and Scotland
however means that both countries are amongst the
greenest and the most beautiful in the whole Europe.