Gardeners and farmers either complain about there being not enough rain, or too much. For the rest of us, though, rain is just something we have to put up with. But if you’re planning to visit one of the world’s most rain-drenched cities, you’d better remember to bring some stout galoshes, a sturdy umbrella and a reliable waterproof coat.
20. Glasgow, Scotland
Scotland’s largest city – which gets 44 inches of rain each year – lies close to the country’s drizzle-sodden west coast. If you’re visiting Glasgow, you’ll have to hope that you’re lucky enough to come on one of the 195 days in an average year when it doesn’t rain, rather than the other 170 when it does. You had better, then, bring an umbrella – and a raincoat.
19. Tokyo, Japan
It’s a fair bet that most of Tokyo’s 13.5 million citizens own umbrellas and raincoats, since the annual average rainfall there is more than 60 inches. You’re most likely, though, to get a soaking in the Japanese capital during the spring and summer months. And if you really like rain, visit in June, the wettest month of all. For your best chance of avoiding rain, however, arrive in Tokyo in January.