Interesting European Weather Facts and Extremes

       

Top 10 cities with most weather variety
Average annual temperature, precipitation and number of thunderstorm and snow days

1. Milan, Italy
2. Munich, Germany
3. Prague, Czech Republic
4. Vienna, Austria
5. Amsterdam, Netherlands
6. Frankfurt, Germany
7. Oslo, Norway
8. Brussels, Belgium
9. Madrid, Spain
10. Rome, Italy

Top 10 cities with least weather variety
Average annual temperature, precipitation and number of thunderstorm and snow days

1. London, England
2. Paris, France
3. Athens, Greece
4. Lisbon, Portugal
5. Copenhagen, Denmark
6. Berlin, Germany
7. Dublin, Ireland
8. Zurich, Switzerland
9. Stockholm, Sweden
10. Helsinki, Finland

10 hottest cities
Average annual temperature,
F

1. Athens, Greece 64
2. Lisbon, Portugal 62
3. Rome, Italy 59
4. Madrid, Spain 57
5. Milan, Italy 53
6. London, UK 51
7. Paris, France 51
8. Brussels, Belgium 51
9. Amsterdam, Netherlands 50
10. Vienna, Austria 50

10 coldest cities
Average annual temperature,
F

1. Helsinki, Finland 41
2. Stockholm, Sweden 43
3. Oslo, Norway 44
4. Copenhagen, Denmark 46
5. Munich, Germany 46
6. Prague, Czech Republic 46
7. Berlin, Germany 48
8. Zurich, Switzerland 48
9. Amsterdam, Netherlands 50
10. Dublin, Ireland 50
 

10 wettest cities
Avg annual precipitation in inches

1. Zurich, Switzerland 42.3
2. Milan, Italy 38.3
3. Munich, Germany 36.5
4. Amsterdam, Netherlands 32.1
5. Brussels, Belgium 32.0
6. Rome, Italy 31.6
7. Dublin, Ireland 29.2
8.Oslo, Norway 27.7
9. Lisbon, Portugal 27.5
10. Frankfurt, Germany 27.3

10 driest cities
Avg annual precipitation in inches

1. Athens, Greece 14.8
2. Madrid, Spain 18.0
3. Prague, Czech Republic 18.8
4. Stockholm, Sweden 21.7
5. Berlin, Germany 23.1
6. London, England 23.3
7. Paris, France 23.8
8. Helsinki, Finland 24.9
9. Vienna, Austria 25.3
10. Copenhagen, Denmark 25.4
 

10 most humid cities
Avg relative humidity in %

1. Amsterdam, Netherlands 82.5
2. Helsinki, Finland 80.5
3. Dublin, Ireland 79.5
4. Brussels, Belgium 78.0
5. Copenhagen, Denmark 77.5
6. London, UK 77.0
7. Munich, Germany 77.0
8. Stockholm, Sweden 77.0
9. Paris, France 76.5
10. Berlin, Germany 76.0

10 least humid cities
Avg relative humidity in %

1. Madrid, Spain 60.5
2. Athens, Greece 63.0
3. Lisbon, Portugal 72.0
4. Rome, Italy 72.5
5. Oslo, Norway 72.5
6. Vienna, Austria 74.0
7. Frankfurt, Germany 75.0
8. Milan, Italy 75.0
9. Zurich, Switzerland 75.5
10. Prague, Czech Republic 76.0
 

10 rainiest cities  
Number of days per year with precipitation

1. Copenhagen, Denmark 251
2. Oslo, Norway 232
3. London, UK 226
4. Brussels, Belgium 220
5. Amsterdam, Netherlands 214
6. Helsinki, Finland 203
7. Stockholm, Sweden 164
8. Vienna, Austria 160
9. Prague, Czech Republic 143
10. Dublin, Ireland 139

Avg number of hours of actual sunlight per day    

Annual Dec Jun
1. Lisbon, Portugal 8.3 5 15
2. Madrid, Spain 7.8 5 11
3. Athens, Greece 7.6 4 9
4. Rome, Italy 6.6 4 9
5. Stockholm, Sweden 5.4 1 11
6. Prague, Czech Republic 5.2 1 9
7. Vienna, Austria 5.1 1 8
8. Helsinki, Finland 5.0 1 10
9. Paris, France 4.9 2 8
10. Berlin, Germany 4.8 2 8
                                           

10 cities with most thunderstorms
Number of days per year with thunderstorms

1. Madrid, Spain 84
2. Rome, Italy 59
3. Milan, Italy 49
4. Munich, Germany 33
5. Frankfurt, Germany 30
6. Brussels, Belgium 29
7. Amsterdam, Netherlands 28
8. Berlin, Germany 28
9. Prague, Czech Republic 28
10. Vienna, Austria 27

10 cities with most days of snow
Avg annual number of days with snow

1. Helsinki, Finland 101
2. Stockholm, Sweden 95
3. Oslo, Norway 80
4. Prague, Czech Republic 75
5. Copenhagen, Denmark 59
6.Vienna, Austria 49
7. Zurich, Switzerland 37
8. Brussels, Belgium 28
9. Dublin, Ireland 21
10. Amsterdam, Netherlands 14

                                       
                         

10 foggiest cities
Number of days per year with fog

1. Milan, Italy 343
2. Rome, Italy 304
3. Zurich, Switzerland 221
4. Amsterdam, Netherlands 219
5. Copenhagen, Denmark 207
6. Prague, Czech Republic 197
7. Frankfurt, Germany 197
8. Helsinki, Finland 188
9. Lisbon, Portugal 182
10. Munich, Germany 179

10 cities with most freezing days
Avg annual number of days below 32F

1. Helsinki, Finland 169
2. Stockholm, Sweden 151
3. Oslo, Norway 148
4. Munich, Germany 123
5. Prague, Czech Republic 119
6. Milan, Italy 110
7. Berlin, Germany 97
8. Vienna, Austria 92
9. Copenhagen, Denmark 85
10. Frankfurt, Germany 78
 

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                                                           Interesting European weather facts

Charts and facts are based on the Top 20 European metro destinations. The "Most / Least Variety in Weather" charts are
scored in four categories: seasonal temperature difference, precipitation, number of days with thunderstorms and snowfall.. 
Cities that ranked high in multiple categories and experienced large numbers of thunderstorm days attained higher scores.
Climate data sources: World Meteorological Organization, weatherreports.com, the BBC, myforecast.com and worldweather.org.
Image source: Al lanni
               
               
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