Countries With the Worst Weather

The Top Ten

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.

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.

Our weather isn't actually that bad but it's so varied. If you're going away you never know what to pack! Always take a raincoat even in the midst of a heatwave, and pack summer clothes even in mid winter especially if you're going to a differrnt part of the country! I recall many a time when I've been at home sat in the garden sweltering in Somerset yet speaking to friends/family in Devon, Midlands, London and in the north where they've got torrential rain with flooding, snow or half force winds. Kind of makes our weather interesting...and frustrating!

You are wrong, way wrong it never snows in the UK it can have scorching hot summers up to 40c to 41c and in the winters it can get to 17c to 10c degrees. I know this its amazing, you people who think its cold and wet are just stereotypes and it makes me mad that you people who don't live her make up lies like that about my country, I know all of this because I live here!

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

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.

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

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.

Russia is cold with no warm summer and its snow all year round.

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.

I live in the southern part of the US. We have scorching hot summer with high humidity. It feels like a sauna for around half the year. Where I live we do get below freezing temperatures in the winter, but for the most part winter is just mild/cold and wet. Hurricanes threaten part of the southern US, earth quakes and fires in the west, blizzards in the north and midwest, Intense storms everywhere, 100+ temperatures in the southwest. United States sure do have the most diverse weather in the world I think. The only safe state is Hawaii. The area I live in had 70 degree weather one day, then two days later a wintery icy mix that was a mess. Its bad for sinuses too!

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

I think the US has the worst weather all around whether it's Hot/Humid, Hot/Dry, Cold/Dry, Frigid, Cold/Wet, or Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Snowstorms/Blizzards, Thunderstorms, Droughts, Heavy Rain, Heavy Sunlight, Brutally Windy or in the Northeast which has Nor'easters. I don't hate all of this weather but I think the US would have to win this because we have every type of weather.

Pick your poison. There's the freezing cold blizzards of Alaska, the blazing hot deserts of Arizona, the non-stop tornadoes of Oklahoma, the 24-hour rain of Washington State, the constant earthquaks of California, and the annual category 5 hurricanes of Florida.

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.

Guaranteed extremely cold weather that reaches -40 degrees Celsius every winter. Cold weather starts in early October and ends mid-May.
Summers are unpredictable year after year. It's not uncommon to see cool rainy days last for 5 days in a row. Heat waves occur once every summer and are unbearably humid that you stay indoors with air conditioning. All in all, if it weren't for incentives like free healthcare and other social programs, no one would come live here. It's not as amazing as it's advertised to be; depression is at an all time high due to weather.

Southern Ontario probably has the best weather in all of Canada. It is really awful for 3 months (Dec/Jan/Feb). It is unpleasant for 3 months (Oct/Nov/Mar). It is nice (for Canadians) in the spring and autumn (Apr/Sep). May is borderline. We can go swimming by the end of June, that is when the city pools open. If you visit in July and August its perfect. My dad who lives in Central America will not come to visit any month. My mom (because shes a mom) will come in July or August, last year she was cold here for 4 out of 6 weeks, with highs of 16 to 18 degrees Celsius during that time.

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

I am obsessed with Canada though I am an American
It's only because my favourite celebrity is from Canada
It is the entire Bieber family. Especially jazmyn Bieber and Justin

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

Get this to number one.

Barely anyone lives there. Part of the artic.

Gross and cold

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.

How is the Uk number 1. at least in the Uk it gets above 20c every Summer. In Iceland Summer's are 10-14c and still very rainy. Winters stay below 0c yet they never have major snow on the coasts like they do inland (or in Germany, Russia, Canada etc)

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

Living here with the wind is a nightmare.

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.

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...

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.

May not be the hottest in the world per se but surely is up there among the most uncomfortable ones. The combined heat, dirt and humidity in the air contributes to the feeling of "constant decay".

Wonderful weather- Philippines... anyone who says otherwise has clearly failed, in their life’s experience to date, to have actually visited any other remotely comparable garden spots/locations.

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

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.

Cold weather is always better than hot weather.

In the winter it could fall down to -58 degrees

The Contenders

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.

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.

Some of the hottest temps ever recorded

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.

In the winter it can fall down to -65 degrees

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.

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.
Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe 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...

Always sunny and beautiful snow in winter. summer times are ideal: -Hallvard

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

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

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

It is possible to get 4 seasons in a day as well

Rain rain rain and no summer at all

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.

You got to admit, Australia is a very good country, but it has it's ups and downs with the weather. It is definitely not the coldest, but some areas during winter can reach quite low temperatures but it still can't compete with the UK, US and Russia with the coldest weather. I think the problem is the heat. Sure, every place is hot in summer but you should come up to Darwin, NT and see what that is like. I live in Melbourne, VIC, which isn't the sunniest of places, but it is such a good city and it has been awarded the most livable city ever. I have been to Darwin once in my whole entire life and that is probably because the weather is hot over there. I got off the plane at 2 in the morning and it was 18 degrees! It was so hot, and don't get me started on the middle of the day. Most of the time we just stayed inside because it felt like some ginormous fireplace outside. The hottest Darwin has ever been was 52 degrees and the coldest it has been is 10 degrees. 10 degrees is not cold ...more

If you go to Darwin in summer, of course it's going to be extremely hot so if you want to visit there, do so in winter. People who live there love the weather and everyone has air conditioning. Melbourne has the worst weather - 4 seasons in one day - but it still called the most livable city in the world which is weird but it does have a great arts scene. The weather in the rest of the country is great, far better than nearly all the other countries in the world.

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

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.

Netherlands

It’s definitely not raining all the time. Although without rain everything would be dry. Summers can be very hot and winters are usually cold. Not very cold but still cold. It’s usually cloudy weather and I’m fine with that

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.

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!

Enjoy the one week where you can go outside without getting soaking wet by the rain, we call it 'summer'. It's the one week when you're like 'wait, can I wear this? Or is it too cold for that? ', you're basically always confused because it can get rainy in the matter of a bloody minute. Enjoy your pale tan. The sun only gives you enough time to become a slightly darker shade of pale. bad ass weather.

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.

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...

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

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

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.

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

HOT

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

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

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'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

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.

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

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!

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.

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

It's too hot,and it rains too much sometimes

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!

Bahamas The Bahamas is an archipelago nation in the Caribbean, located south of the United States and north of Cuba.
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