Countries With the Worst Weather

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The Top Ten

1 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is ...read more.

Because I live there

Scotland has stunning scenery but is so often dreich, drizzly and extremely windy. My benchnark is this: Can you play a musical instrument outdoors without the cold affecting your playing? For most of the year even in summer it is too cold. The UK has good weather for working in, but mostly rubbish weather for any kind of fun except perhaps kiting and wind surfing, sailing and chasing golf umbrellas.

The weather here is mild but diabolical. However, to say the UK is not entirely accurate. Surely Scotland is a serious candidate for worst weather excluding extremes. Scotland's weather is only extreme in the sense that it's extremely awful. Beautiful country, generally lovely people but the climate with its incessant rain and unbearable lack of sunlight makes it absolutely unliveable for many.

What the rain?
Don't you mean America with the hurricanes, tornados and twisters. Yellowstone Super Volcano.

2 Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.

Too right it;a alwshd

Russia's winter can kill anyone unless you wear tons of clothes. In the summer it also may kill anyone cause it's too dry, because most of Russia is a desert. More than half of the country is frozen all the year long.

You clearly don't have any basic knowledge of climate and geography in Russia - Jobejer

Whyis UK the first but not russia? UK weather is nice, soft rain all the time...in russia its just snow 8 months a year and a cold short summer.

I know the stereotype is that it's always cold in Russia. But as a California resident that grew up by the Black sea north Coast (City: Krasnodar) I can tell you for sure that summer in my hometown is way warmer and nastier due to high humidity. It's basically like Florida but worse during the summer there.

3 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

"The United States experienced more climate-related disaster economic losses than any other country during that 20 year span" --Weather Channel

I've been all over America, and I can without a doubt say it has some pretty bad weather. On one side there is scorching summer heat with droughts that can last up to eleven months (at least in Arizona), wildfires are everywhere in the summer, so much so that you can see them in the distance usually. When it finally rains, it comes out of nowhere, fast, thin, and going sideways like little bullets that leave as quick as they came.
In the southeast it's hot and deathly humid, I remember the news saying to keep inside during the day since the air was so suffocating. Tornados are in the south galor, those nasty things tear apart lives, homes, and anything that crosses it's path, so does hurricanes.
Then there's the north, summers are pretty nice for most of the part, but winter is just a mess. As soon as Labour Day hits, everyone in the area knows that's about the endpoint, the tempature's just going to keep dropping from there. By January the tempature reaches its lowest, well ...more

All cold

Heatwaves
Wildfires
Tornadoes
Hurricanes
Earthquakes

GREAT WHETHER!

4 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.

We get snow from nov to march sometimes oct or april or once in a while september or may, most years it seems the winter snow comes the end of oct or first week of november and stays until late march or early april - trains45

Shouldn't Canada be above America? It's colder, the reason I think it's not above is because people hate America and want it to be number one

Garbage weather 8-9 months out of the year. Cold, slippery, wet, snow.

Being in Canada its nice, I love the weather I don't know why hot summers around 25 and winter around -20 is fine for me. Cold up north (Northern Quebec, Territories) Cold in west a bit (Mountains, British columbia, Western Alberta) Its just cold everywhere in the winter but the summers sometimes get really humid

5 Greenland Greenland is an autonomous country within the Danish Realm, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

I bet it really freezing cold here in winter - trains45

Barely anyone lives there. Part of the artic.

Get this to number one.

Gross and cold

6 Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

If you're looking for cold summers, a combination of rain and wind that slaps your face in a way you've never experienced before; rendering umbrellas completely useless (seriously most people don't even own one), dark winters, one of the richest vocabularies of words for snow and wind and dry air - Iceland is the country for you. Not to mention the expensive gas, pricy beer and overwhelmingly difficult grammar.

Iceland should be #1. Worst weather on the planet apart from the Arctic Pole & Antartica.

Living here with the wind is a nightmare.

Like UK but worse...

7 Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. ...read more.

159 degrees, hottest temperature in the world, in this country. - ethanmeinster

8 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, ...read more.

End of the day its meat...nothing to do with weather...

9 Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

Living here is brutal because of the weather. I take 2 showers a day because of the high humidity. Your skin will feel sticky and clammy. Philippines has some the highest electricity cost of Asia so it's a luxury. Car shares don't want to run their AC and many business do don't run AC to save money. Its very hot in most homes since none of them have central air. Its not uncommon to go to a mall or movie theater with no AC. Your skin will burn quickly without sun block and an umbrella. By far the worst place for weather and comfort. It should be number 1.

If you live here as a tourist with hotels or tourists' places, it feels good but if you live here as a native, it feels very uncomfortable because of 1)typhoons 2) hot, dirt and humid that you always feels sticky if you're not in closed air-con environment and 3) unpredictable weather; example: sometimes while the sun is hot you will feel water dropping from the clouds.

The rainy season sucks.

If it's not hot in the Philippines, it's probably being hit by a typhoon - bobbyqba2011

10 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.

Great better then the rest

Usually way to windy which means that when it rains the rain can also come from any possible direction

It is constantly cold and wet, no matter the season. It rains every other day.

The weather in Sweden in the Summer is very good.

The Contenders

11 Libya Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

Some of the hottest temps ever recorded

I don’t think Libya should be in this list.. it has moderate climate.! Little cold in winters. And little warm in summers..! There is no autumn or spring..
Yes I know libya hold the record for highest temperature recorded but that's not everyday.! No humidity at all..!
The difference in highest and lowest temperature of the day is very less in winters.

12 Eritrea Eritrea officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in East Africa. With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast.
13 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

Legend says that someday the temperature will rise above -273.15 degrees... I keep a bathing suit and sunscreen in my house just in case.

In the winter it can fall down to -65 degrees

Depressive

14 Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

Its never sunny in Ireland.

Been all over the world and this is the worst I've ever seen. Rain, wind and cold.

When you go 3 weeks without seeing a ray of light in the middle of june.. You know something's not right

Are you drunk or no? Because there has not been a June where it has been raining/cloudy for over 3 weeks. At least in the last 12/15 years. Exaggeration - Oscarboi

Rain rain rain and no summer at all

15 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

How is this not higher on the list? The weather here is terrible! Totally dark in winter, with masses and masses of snow October to May. Then the rain sets in...no summer to speak of, with the additional torture of midnight sun. It is currently June and it has been snowing every day for the past four days. No respite in sight, and temperatures around the 5 degree mark - no, that's not a typo. Close to freezing in June...I'm moving back to the UK. The weather there is a treat compared to this.

I’ve only lived in Stavanger so can't comment on the rest of Norway- but Stavanger has a truly horrible climate. It is ALWAYS windy. It is cloudy and very cold all year round. winter is cold and wet but not cold enough for snow...just deeply unpleasant icy,windy drizzle. I would comment on summer but there is no summer in stavanger. Too unpleasant to do anything outdoors. Yukk.

Sun in winter and Rain in summer, Great...

Everyday cold rain.

16 Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

Very unstable weather. One day I woke up in Sydney and it was 40, and in the afternoon it dropped to 23.

Where I come from, it get to 30 degrees one day then down to 13 degrees the next day. In the summer, it gets so extreme that it gets up to 40 degrees every year and the average is around 30 degrees. Winter is worse, it always gets to sub zero and it doesn't even snow! Plus, it then gets to 26 degrees later in the day. I will give you the hint, IT'S THE PLACE WHERE FOUR SEASONS IN ONE DAY WAS SET IN! It's not to hot weather, the cold, the windy, or the rainy that's terrible, the fact that the weather changes are sometimes so extreme that you get sick. If you want to live in Australia just for the weather, I suggest you move to Brisbane or some other place subtropical/mediterranean. The northern parts get too hot in the early/late summer and then winter, or should I say; mid summer, is a bit too hot for august. Like, Darwin for an example and the southern parts are much too temperate, like, say; Melbourne. Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth might be the only places in Australia with decent ...more - grumpycat

melbourne

It gets so hot in some regions that pretty much every living thing must take cover in the shade by midday or else they die of heat or dehydration. In mountain regions people die all the time from hypothermia.

17 Netherlands

I vote, but to disapprove. Summers aren't bad at all, and 2018 was dry and hot from May until October, with a piping-hot summer. Granted, winters are bad but absolutely not temperature-wise. Winters are rarely colder than 10 degrees and spring season almost starts halfway February. Also rainfall isn't that bad if you compare it to a plethora of other countries. The weather is much worse in the Alps or Scandinavia. Keep it real!

Humidity is perennially over 70%, average summer temperatures barely reach 25ºC, in the winter it's freezing cold but it often doesn't snow: welcome to the country with the most depressing weather in the world.
Get ready for winds that will knock you over, rain that will have you soaking within 5 minutes of walking in the open, and the worst colds known to man (you will be spending at least €20 a month on tissues to blow your nose in any given month of the year).
To add to that, there is NO way to predict the weather, and by that, I mean that the forecast can say 0% chance of rain with clear skies, and in the space of half an hour the skies could be pretty much black, thundering and pouring down with rain. We even get rain when it's sunny sunny sometimes, explain that.
Do not come to this country if you are from a place with reasonable weather, you will be disappointed, there is nothing to do about it, Dutch weather will be worse than your expectations infallibly.

It's always windy.

If it's not raining it's windy as hell. Most unpredictable bipolar weather ever. You get heavy hale followed by clear blue skies with sun, followed by dark clouds with drizzle followed by storms, all in a course of 1 hour.

18 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

When talking about weather talk that not comment about the other stuffs non of the countries are perfect in many things...

The Historic temples are a main attraction, Kerala a small part of India is well known with the house boats and culinary, very Hospitable and hence you can find most of the people working in abroad and well respected by the community. The combination of three seas of different soil colour and the sunrise and sun set in Kanyakumari (Cape COMORIN) is a great place to visit. Most of the eminent Doctors and nurses from Kerala holds a great rank in other countries in the world and they excel a great service to the community

India is massive and there are good places even more clean and developed than certain parts of usa and the crime rates are much less safe to live aswel...

It can go up to 40 degrees in the summer and its wet and dirty in the rains! winter is not cold at all, its cold in the morning and hot throughout the day

19 Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

Highs of 45 degrees Celsius in summer. Unbearable scorching heat and very humid, air is dry and the constant sway of dust in the air makes it even more difficult to breath. Winters are cold at nights especially indoors as buildings are poorly structured with no insulation in the walls.

Egypt's Climate has changed during last decades, when summer became too hot to be out in the street at any hour during the day, but still we have sun every other day & during the whole year

Too hot in summer with high humidity and houses not prepared for that in winter rain even mildest cause a lot of troubles due to mediocre infrastructure

Tooo hot in the summer and the streets are very dirty in winter

20 Estonia

No foreigner has survived here more than 2 years. If you survive winter, then comes summer, what may be even harder to survive.

Its'a nice somtimes in estonie maybe bat der is very much prostitute -Alexsej

21 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.

In the middle of july 2015 I was in Beerse (Flanders) and had to turn on the HEATING one day. Yes, the HEATING. Rainy as hell, if it is not raining it is snowing. Sunny days (which are scarce between late november and april) look like a late afternoon.

Not even the belgians stand their own weather.

I have had to go to Belgium for work a few times. The country is mostly nice however the weather I hate. I have been in summer and sometimes it does get warm but it still rains lots. When I went in March, it rained constantly.

I've been to Belgium, in April it's non stop rain, and I'm the one to talk because I live in England. When I was there it literally didn't stop raining at all in two weeks I mean at least in the UK we get a nice break from it once in a while

Awful weather, always rainy. I left to live in Canada where it's way better.

22 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, officially known as the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in northern Central Asia, with a sliver of its territory west of the Ural River extending into Eastern Europe.

Kazakhstan! Kazakhstan! you very nice place!

23 Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

It is so bad

Stormy severe weather and to much rainfall to flooding tornados can touch down cyclones very stormy

It rains almost every day, the heat will literally cook you alive.

It's very rainy and dirty in summer and very dusty in winter

24 Latvia Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states.

Cold a and rainy summer, rainy autumn, warm and rainy winter, rainy spring. Yes, here is rain almost every day.

Lovely pronounced seasons! Love hot summers,golden and sunny autumn,snowy winter,and warm and green spring! healthiest and best climate in the whole world!

25 Bahamas The Bahamas is an archipelago nation in the Caribbean, located south of the United States and north of Cuba.
26 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are ...read more.

Such a great country

Pakistan Have All Four Season.

In Southern Areas

Summer/Rainy (May-August). Avg temp 30°
Autumn/Dry (September-October) Avg temp 27°
Winter (November-February) Avg temp 14°
Spring (March-April) Avg temp 18°

In Northern Areas

Summer/Rainy (May-August). Avg temp 21°
Autumn (September-October) Avg temp 12°
Winter/Snowy (November-February) Avg temp -2°
Spring (March-April) Avg temp 9°

27 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

Grey grey grey

Changes too fast

too warm

28 Iraq Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. ...read more.

Yep Iraq pretty much has the worst weather in the world summers last from the end of April to the end on November and throughout that time temps are usually over 45c it can reach as high as 54c, but winters are lovely though but still doesn't rain that much.

Hellish summers of 45 degrees every day must rank as the worst weather of any place in the world. Although I have never been there, the sun must be brutal given that many places have NEVER recorded rain during the period from June to September. Iraq’s winters might be as lovely as the summers are hellish, though.

Very dry and hot climate, with temperatures exceeding 50 degrees celcius in the summer period.

Always raining bombs sharia laws ffs

29 Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such ...read more.

Humid rain sunny hot unpredictable heat

30 Somalia

Too hot and there's no waterpark.

31 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle East) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic. The capital city is Riyadh.

It's always strikingly burning and you might get sun cooked! Did I mention that it's always dusty?

It's too hot, it never rains, and too many sand storms.

32 Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.
33 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

I'M KOREAN, BUT HOLY CRAP THIS WEATHER IS CATASTROPHE!
FIRST THE RAIN CHANGES FORVER AND WEATHER ALWAYS CHANGES OVER HOURS.

34 Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Scotland is the most mountainous, and least densely populated country in the United Kingdom.
35 Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.
36 Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

Weather here is so disapointed. It is a lovely day, with shiny sun and blue sky in Vietnam, don't even belive that. Because, may be, few minutes later, it rain so hard and terrible, that my umbrella can't stand the water from that sky.

It's always so hot!

37 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

During Monsoon, there are thunderstorms daily. If you are coming over here,please come during the dry season.

38 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

Humidity is no joke in the summer. When you head out the door you are basically walking into an open sauna.

39 Belarus Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, formerly known by its Russian name Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous ...read more.
40 Bulgaria Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, was established in 681 ad. and since then it never changed it's name, which makes it one of the oldest countries in Europe. Located in the Balkan Peninsula between Greece, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Black Sea. The Capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, ...read more.
41 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.
42 Sudan

It's bad

So hot and there is this terrible Islamic Republic.

43 Nigeria Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall ...read more.

Nothing

It's always cloudy and humid

44 Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. ...read more.
45 Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.
46 Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. ...read more.
47 North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.
48 Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state.

-35 in the winter and 105 in the summer. - Soulstealer

Severely underrated. The entirety of Mongolia is freezing, and we would all hear about it if the Mongols weren't too tough to complain. - bobbyqba2011

49 Taiwan Republic of China was established in 1912. After the Chinese Civil War (1949), the Chinese government relocated to Taiwan. Its capital was originally Nanjing but now it's Taipei. Mandarin is the most spoken language.

Same latitude of Hawaii, January to May no sunshine only low cloud, rain. Later plum rain, typhoons. Always humid. Only autumn ok

50 Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. ...read more.
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