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Which are the wettest cities in Europe?

THE UK always takes a hammering at Eurovision … but here’s one European table we’re glad not to top.

It’s for rainfall and, surprisingly, the UK is far nearer the bottom than the top when it comes to revealing the wettest capital cities in Europe.

There are 44 capital cities listed and London is right down there at 35, way below the likes of Rome, Lisbon, Istanbul, Barcelona and Amsterdam.

So, if you’re thinking of a European city break it’s well worth taking a peek at these results – and then perhaps do further research as to the months it rains most in these places.

Many of them now have our FloodSax alternative sandbags to stop their homes and businesses flooding.

The ‘raining champion’ is Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro which has 1661mm of rain per year, way more than second-placed Slovenian capital Ljubljana which has 1368mm.

London gets 557.4 a year. Mind you, if the UK’s capital was Manchester it would probably be a very different story.

The soggy statistics come from national meteorological agencies and here are the results in full with rainfall in mm in brackets.

 

1 Podgorica, Montenegro (1661)

2 Ljubljana, Slovenia (1368)

3 Tarana, Albania (1219)

4 Bern, Switzerland (986)

5 Andorra La Vela, Andorra (952)

6 Vaduz, Liechtenstein (947)

7 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (932)

8 Luxembourg, Luxembourg (876)

9 Brussels, Belgium (852)

10 Zagreb, Croatia (840)

11 Amsterdam, Netherlands (838)

12 Istanbul, Turkey (805)

13 Rome, Italy (799)

14 Reykjavik, Iceland (798)

15 Dublin, Ireland (758)

16 Monaco (733)

17 Lisbon, Portugal (726)

18 Tallinn, Estonia (693)

19 Belgrade, Serbia (691)

20 Moscow, Russia (689)

21 Vilnius, Lithuania (683)

22 Helsinki, Finland (682)

23 Minsk, Belarus (677)

24 San Marino (655)

25 Vienna, Austria (651)

26 Kiev, Ukraine (649)

27 Barcelona, Spain (640)

28 Paris, France (637)

29 Riga, Latvia (636)

30 Pristina, Kosovo (598)

31 Bucharest, Romania (595)

32 Sofia, Bulgaria (579)

33 Berlin, Germany (571)

34 Budapest, Hungary (563)

35 London, United Kingdom (557.4)

36 Bratislava, Slovakia (557)

37 Valletta, Malta (553)

38 Chisinau, Moldova (547)

39 Stockholm, Sweden (539)

40 Prague, Czech Republic (526)

41 Copenhagen, Denmark (523)

42 Warsaw, Poland (515)

43 Skopje, Macedonia (474)

44 Athens, Greece (365)