REVEALED: The wettest and driest golf courses in the UK in 2022


Using Met rainfall data from 1970, online golf may reveal the driest days for a game on UK golf courses.

When it comes to regions, it’s not a shock; North of Scotland is the wettest, with an average annual rainfall of 4.59 mm and it is much wetter than South of Scotlandwith 4.04 mm of rain.

The driest region, historically, is Central England (1.81 mm of rain) and the South Eastwhere 2.04 mm of rain fell on average over the past five decades.

The biggest surprise, however, is that the North West is not the wettest region! In fact, the North West and Wales is in the middle; 2.87mm of rain has fallen in the past 50 years, less than South West and Wales, South Scotland and North Scotland respectively.

This is good news for holiday golfers as May is usually the driest month of the year, with an average of 2mm of rain over the past 50 years.

For those who can’t hold out that long, April is the second driest month with an average of 2.03mm of rain. So no need to worry about April showers.

November is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the wettest month. With an average rainfall of 3.62mm per day, players may find themselves scrambling under trees more than aiming for a hole in one!

North of Scotland may be home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, but locals and visitors alike would do well to pack a umbrella, as it is also the wettest place in the UK.

The data reveals that January 11 and October 30 are both historically very wet, with an average of 8mm of rain falling in just 24 hours each day.

Pack your waterproofs if you’re heading to the green on December 7, as it’s the wettest day overall. However, this changes in North Ireland as October 24 could see up to 5.5mm rain on the course.

The golfers of Northeast from England are preferable to postpone a tour if they leave on the 2n/a November, with an average rainfall of 4.12 mm.

More in North West of England and Wales24and October is best avoided, with typically 5.5mm of rain falling that day. So if you do decide to go out, you’ll want to hold steady and put on spiked golf shoes to help you stay upright!

At the other end of the country, in the South East, October 24 is also a day not to be missed. Even with a little less precipitation (3.97mm), it’s still one of the best days for a quick lap.

Golfers who love South of Scotland can I have Gleneagles on their doorstep, but they won’t have a hole-in-one on October 3. The average rainfall in the region that day is 7.79mm – one of the highest of any region!

Anyone in the South West and Wales wanting a quick ride before Christmas would do well to avoid 18th Dec, 5.82mm of rain has fallen over the years so best to stay at the clubhouse.

Players might need to invest in a hat, cap or visor if you are going on the 19th April as this is the driest day in the whole of the UK. However, depending on the region, it differs.

North Ireland golfers should schedule a game on April 18 as clear weather is almost guaranteed, with just over 1mm of rainfall on average – the only worry being your swing!

the The northeast one The driest day is in the middle of summer on July 7 with 0.89 mm of rain. North of Scotland is perhaps the wettest region in the UK, but June 15, with 1.76mm of rain, was the driest day.

the North West and Wales’ the driest day comes much earlier. because April 15 is the driest day, historically, with only 1.33mm of precipitation that day.

The golfers of South East should grab their shorts and plan a full day on the course on August 28, with an average of 0.80mm of rain falling in 24 hours.

from the south of Scotland The driest day falls on May 8, just after the public holiday, with an average rainfall of 1.56 mm over five decades.

the South West and Wales are about the same with their driest day on May 6 with 1.19 mm recorded on average.

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Michael C. Ford