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Why does it always rain in England?

Why does it always rain in England?
Carl from Somerset (Aged 15-25)

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5 Responses

  1. I does not rain all of the time in England, there are plenty of places in the world where it rains more often or larger amounts. Unfortunately people all over the world imagine that it rains a lot here. When I visited the north or Germany it rained more than I have ever experienced anywhere else, it rained nearly every day from autumn to spring (although it never rained very heavily) but the people there still thought that England was rainier.

    In Somerset you get more rain than us because the main wind comes from the west over the sea and carries water with it, this usually rains out soon after it passes over some high ground so you get a lot of rain and Essex often has a hosepipe ban.

  2. Our lucky little island has central heating, of a sort. A huge ocean current, called the Atlantic Conveyor (or the North Atlantic Drift, or the Gulf Stream) flows from the Gulf of Mexico, North-East towards the Western coast of Europe.

    All this warm water retains quite a bit of it’s heat on it’s journey, and this helps keep the British Isles much warmer than they would otherwise be. Compare our annual temperature variation with somewhere equally far North in Canada or Russia and you’ll see that we enjoy much warmer weather than we would otherwise get.

    However, all this warmth comes at a cost. Warm air holds more moisture and warm water experiences more evaporation, both of which give us an unusually damp climate. As all this damper air sweeps across the country it’s forced over hills, where it rises, cools, condenses, and falls as rain.

    Lots of rain.

    An additional reason that we’re so aware of the rain is the fact that Britain is quite densley populated even in hilly areas. Therefore, there’s more people to notice and complain about the weather.

    Remember, if it wasn’t for all the rain-causing warm water, our country would be so cold it’d be much less habitable. A global game of swings and roundabouts, eh?

    Hope this helps.

  3. It always rains in england because were better than everyone else. God Save the Queen

  4. God save our gracious Queen,1
    Long live our noble Queen,
    God save the Queen:
    Send her victorious,
    Happy and glorious,
    Long to reign over us:
    God save the Queen.
    O Lord, our God, arise,
    Scatter her enemies,
    And make them fall.
    Confound their politics,
    Frustrate their knavish tricks,
    On Thee our hopes we fix,
    God save us all.
    Thy choicest gifts in store,
    On her be pleased to pour;
    Long may she reign:
    May she defend our laws,
    And ever give us cause
    To sing with heart and voice
    God save the Queen.*

  5. If you think Englands wet, go to Germany…it just does not “stop” raining. In the months of June July and August, the rain fall is twice the amount encountered in England. England has mild weather compared to central Europe. Winter in Germany begins in October and does not end until April, the summer is very short lived and it is also very wet, the temperture in the evenings is always under 10 degrees. Germany also has no distinction between Autum Winter and Spring, the weather is winterish for seven months of the year.
    So for me, The Myth Is Busted, it does not always rain in England but does in GERMANY.

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