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Observed trends Days of rain

This table shows change (days) in days with 1mm or more of rain from 1961-2006 by season and administrative area based on a linear trend. Bold type indicates the significance of the trend at the 95% level.

Region Spring Summer Autumn WinterAnnual
South West England -1.4 -1.3 4.1 2.2 1.9
South East England -3.4 -1.8 3.4 2.6 -0.9
London -2.5 -0.7 3.5 2.6 1.3
Wales 0.5 -0.7 2.9 4.6 5.7
East of England -2.8 0.6 2.9 2.1 0.9
West Midlands -2.7 -1.8 3.6 1.9 -0.7
East Midlands  -2.6 -0.2 3.0 1.4 -0.2
Northern Ireland 0.5 -0.7 0.5 3.2 2.5
Yorkshire & Humber -2.0 -0.2 1.4 2.2 -0.1
North West England 0.4 -1.1 2.9 6.8 7.5
North East England -1.9 -1.8 2.4 2.7 0.1
West Scotland 2.6 0.8 2.9 8.6 14.1
East Scotland 0.8 0.4 2.4 3.4 5.8
North Scotland 2.8 -1.9 -0.6 8.4 7.7