The climate of Isle of Man
The Isle of Man, as it is called in English lies in the Irish Sea
between England and Northern Ireland. The Isle of Man neither belongs
to the United Kingdom nor is it part of the European Union. With less
than one hundred thousand inhabitants Man is one of the smaller
countries in Europe. The Isle of Man has a moderate maritime climate
with relatively mild winters and cool summers. In the summer months the
temperature does not often rise above twenty degrees and summer days of
twenty-five degrees or more are relatively rare in this isle, which on
a yearly basis has to cope with more than a thousand millimeters of
rain. That is because the Isle of Man lies on the supply route of
depressions which are supplied with the jetstream over the Atlantic.
The Isle has a shape of frequent occurrence with mostly low areas
along the coast and hills and a few mountaintops in the centre of the
Isle. The differences in height make the north-westerly coastal areas
generally somewhat wetter and the south-easterly part, where you can
find the capital of Douglas, somewhat drier and somewhat warmer in the
Mild and wet winters
Due to the relatively warm sea-water surrounding the Isle of Man and
its situation between England, Scotland and Northern Ireland it seldom
gets severely cold here in the winter. The temperature during the
daytime is on an average between 5 and 8 degrees centigrade and at
night freezing-point is often not reached along the coast. In the more
elevated areas, central in the Isle, it may cool down a little during
the night. Particularly with a clear sky it can freeze some degrees.
In general it is grey and wet in the winter and autumn. Particularly
the months of October, November, December and January have many days
with rain, in which the total monthly amount of precipitation comes to
an average of 150 to 200 millimeters of rain.
The figures below are based on registered weather information of
more than one year and are an average for the Isle of Man.
Remark: locally slight deviations may occur.
More climate information
Climate figures come in handy but do not offer a total impression of
the climate and the possible weather circumstances within a particular
period. You cannot often find in figures how big the chance is of
wintry weather, (extreme) heat or hurricanes. Therefore we monthly
offer useful extra climate information.
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