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UK Snow Data: Regions of the UK with Snow on the Ground

UK Snow Data

 

Stick, settle or lie are all words used to describe snow fall that does not immediately melt. A climate phenomenon that can paint picturesque landscapes and endanger our drivers with challenging road surfaces.

The snow lying data presented in the table below shows how many days in a year have snow on the ground for different areas of the UK.

The majority of snow lies between October and March.

Northern regions are affected the most, but even southern regions can have double the number of snow lying days compared to their annual average.

Annual Days of Snow Lying at 09:00 Hours Taken Between 2013-17

Region Average Minimum Maximum
East Midlands 7.6 2.4 20.5
East of England 4.9 0.9 15.8
East Scotland 23.4 11.7 48.1
London 3.0 0.6 9.8
North East England 16.4 6.7 31.9
North Scotland 23.9 13.6 37.1
North West England 11.5 4.5 22.5
South East England 4.6 1.4 12.3
South West England 6.1 3.3 12.8
West Midlands 6.0 1.6 16.0
West Scotland 16.9 8.0 27.9
Yorkshire and Humber 11.6 4.3 27.3
Isle of Man 9.4 5.7 16.2
Northern Ireland 9.5 3.9 14.6
Wales 10.5 4.7 24.6

Data source: Natural Environment Research Council, CEDA.