Originally Posted by ollyit
I found that cardiff is always raining everytime I passed through on my way to haverford west, wonder why that is?
Cardiff is actually 5th highest rainfall in UK - Swansea is 1st - not exactly a record to be proud of!!!
We also get the highest winds on a regular basis - the winds are mainly South Westerlies coming in off the open Atlantic - 3000 miles to build and they then get funnelled up between Ireland and Cornwall - Swansea is at the neck of the funnell.
West coast of Ireland also gets it bad but they don't have the funnel effect to make it worse. Scotland is also pretty bad but they get some shelter off Ireland.
What I can't quite work out is the winds at the moment are Northerlies - in theory Swansea is sheltered by the whole of the UK from the North but we have STILL got some of the highest winds!!! Just can't win!!!