25 Rainy Cities That Will Make You Wish You Had An Umbrella

From bustling concrete jungles to exotic towns, these cities are no strangers to a little precipitation. Although many of us might close our doors and sing “rain rain go away,” the inhabitants of these perpetually-wet cities don’t think twice about donning a raincoat and going about their daily business. No matter what you might think about rain, there’s no denying how important it is for our planet, so get ready to pull on your rubber boots and splash in some puddles because here are 25 Rainy Cities That Will Make You Wish You Had An Umbrella.


Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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Although it may not get as much rain as some other English cities in terms of amount, Manchester averages 140 to 150 rainy days every year. Plan on packing a raincoat; Manchester didn’t get its rainy reputation for being dry.


Kochi, India

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This major port city in southern India is subject to a tropical monsoon climate and high temperatures all year. It gets nearly 120 inches (3000 mm) of rain annually, most of which falls between the months of May and October.


Taipei, Taiwan

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Taipei is usually warm and sunny, with light showers that pass quickly and give way to blue skies. You may want to be careful if visiting between the months of July and September however; Taiwan is hit by three or four typhoons ever year that can drop over 100 inches (2500 mm) of rain in just a few months.


Juneau, Alaska, United States

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Due to its situation at the bottom of a valley, bad weather tends to settle down right on top of this large Alaskan city. If you’re somebody who likes mountains, wilderness, rain, snow, and the cold, then this is the place for you, but if you like being able to see the sun…maybe not so much.


Cologne, Germany

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One of the warmest cities in Germany, Cologne is no stranger to a little rain. With over 150 rainy days every year, this city is one of the wettest in Germany and due to it’s proximity to the Rhine River, is also at the most risk of flooding.

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