Top 10 Countries with the Worst Weather

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

Simply Google the annual number of sunlight hours in the UK compared to literally anywhere else in the world, and you will instantly understand why everybody is so depressed. I get less sunlight than Helsinki, the coldest capital. There are places in Scotland with the same annual sunlight hours as Lapland, a place where the sun doesn't even rise for half the year.

We spend so much time under clouds that the fact we're actually further north than you'd think barely even plays a role. Everybody here has seasonal depression for 10 months of the year.

2 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across... read more

It is super cold and cloudy most of the year in Russia. No wonder they drink so much, and depression is very high. The food is pretty nasty as well. They pickle everything because the climate is so bad.

The stereotype is that it's always cold in Russia. However, as a California resident who grew up by the Black Sea north coast in Krasnodar, I can confirm that summers in my hometown are warmer and nastier due to high humidity. It's basically like Florida but worse during the summer.

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

3 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 in mid-May.

Summers are unpredictable year after year. It's not uncommon to see cool, rainy days last for five days in a row. Heat waves occur once every summer and are so 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 to live here. It's not as amazing as it's advertised to be. Depression is at an all-time high due to the weather.

4 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

United States deserves to be first. I'm sorry, but nowhere else on Earth has 1,000 to 2,000 tornadoes yearly, multiple category 4 and 5 hurricanes, blizzards, ice storms, earthquakes, fires, heatwaves, weather that can go down to -60°F and go as high as 120°F, and severe thunderstorms.

If you live in the Midwest and South, you're at the mercy of the weather gods because that's where the tornadoes and severe weather hit hardest. I've lived in the UK for a bit and the United States most of my life, and the UK doesn't remotely compare to what America has to go through.

5 Philippines The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean and consists of around 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao... read more

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

6 India India, officially known as the Republic of India, is a country located in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area and the most populous country, with over 1.4 billion people. Additionally, it is the most populous democracy in the world... read more

Temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees in the summer, and it's wet and dirty in the rains. Winter is not cold at all. It's cold in the morning and hot throughout the day.

Way too hot, a lot of storms, floods, way too many people. Overcrowded and smelly.

7 Iceland Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Iceland's capital and largest city is Reykjavík, which (along with its surrounding areas) is home to over 65% of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that... read more

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 for snow and wind, and dry air, Iceland is the country for you. Not to mention the expensive gas, pricey beer, and overwhelmingly difficult grammar.

I don't understand why Iceland is not at the top of this list. Summer never comes and winter doesn't have any sun.

8 Greenland Greenland is an island country part of the Kingdom of Denmark. It is located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Greenland is the world's largest island, it is one of the three constituent countries that form the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark and... read more

Super high depression rate and suicide because there is no sun in winter. Very sad, only 50,000 people (that's basically a town), and it's owned by Denmark.

9 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia to the south. Finland covers an area of 338,455... read more

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.

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

It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometers (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest... read more

Easily the worst Nordic country, it's completely absurd that Sweden is the most "famous" Nordic country. The other four Nordic countries are much better and safer than Sweden. Plus, the citizens of the other Nordic countries are much nicer and friendlier than the Swedes. Sweden is without a doubt the most boring and most depressing Nordic country. At least there are plenty of things to do in the other Nordic countries, unlike dull and unfriendly Sweden.

Sweden is easily one of the most unpleasant countries in the world. Many things in Sweden are unpleasant: the unfriendly, boring people. The cold, dull weather. The emptiness. Sweden is just a stale, old country that is only "famous" because it's overrated. There is nothing to do there, and the coldness just makes Sweden even more dull. Sweden is so ugly that it's much better to live in some African countries, such as Egypt or Morocco.

The Contenders
11 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... read more

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

Norway should be number one, but isn't, likely due to the low population. This is probably a result of the intensely bad climate. Additionally, most of the country is either mountainous, marshy, densely forested, or hilly, or a combination of all these biospheres. Expect disappointing summers and winters that make you wish you were born in the Central African Republic instead.

12 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and... read more

Where I come from, it can reach 30 degrees one day and drop to 13 degrees the next. In the summer, it gets extremely hot, reaching up to 40 degrees every year, with an average of around 30 degrees. Winter is worse. It always goes below zero, but it doesn't even snow! Later in the day, it can reach 26 degrees. Here's a hint: it's the place where "Four Seasons in One Day" was set.

It's not the hot weather, the cold, the wind, or the rain that's terrible. It's the fact that the weather changes are sometimes so extreme that they make you sick. If you want to live in Australia just for the weather, I suggest you move to Brisbane or some other subtropical/Mediterranean place. 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. For example, Darwin, and the southern parts are much more temperate, like Melbourne. Brisbane, Adelaide, or Perth might be the only places in Australia with decent weather.

13 Bangladesh Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. It is the eighth-most populous country in the world, with a population exceeding 163 million people in an area of either 148,460 square kilometres (57,320 sq mi) or 147,570 square kilometres (56,980 sq mi), making... read more

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

Stormy severe weather and too much rainfall lead to flooding. Tornadoes can touch down, and cyclones are very stormy.

14 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
15 Estonia

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

16 China China, officially known as the People's Republic of China, is a country located in East Asia. It is the world's second most populous country, boasting a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and shares its borders with 14 countries, making it second only to Russia... read more
17 Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

Ireland's year-round cold, rain, and darkness are well-known. What they don't tell you about is the near-constant wind. There's always a breeze or gust blowing, getting down your neck and up your cuffs. It keeps the chill against you day and night.

When I visited Ireland, it rained every day, and the locals said it had rained every day for a year.

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

18 Singapore Singapore, officially known as the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It is situated approximately one degree of latitude (137 kilometers or 85 miles) north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It borders the Strait of Malacca... read more

It is too hot and humid here. You would drench yourself in sweat if you dared to go out for just five minutes. This is exacerbated by the fact that it is an extremely built-up place that absorbs a ton of heat. Additionally, being a city-state means there is no escaping the hellish climate other than emigration.

Hot, humid hell. Do not go here unless you want to bask yourself in nasty sweat.

19 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.
20 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the... read more

The weather here is a joke. It is June and feels like November.

Despite the relatively high wages, you need to dedicate a decent amount to fly south for your periodic vitamin D therapy.

Do you like windy, rainy, autumn-type weather for about nine months a year? Do you enjoy a lot of wind almost every day? Cloudy, rainy days are something you love, right? Did I mention the wind already. Yes, it's always windy.

It's either the most predictable autumn-like weather for weeks or you have days where every weather type of all seasons combines during one day. It starts off hot and sunny in the morning, turns cold and rainy at noon, becomes snowy and windy in the evening, and might even include some thunder at night as a bonus.

21 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.
22 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. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip (Palestine) and Israel to the northeast,... read more

Everyone is complaining about the coldness, which is why Norway, the UK, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland are so high up on this list, but no one's complaining about the heat. Summers in Egypt are steaming hot! I don't know how anyone could survive them.

Highs of 45 degrees Celsius in summer make the heat unbearable and very humid. The air is dry, and the constant dust makes it even more difficult to breathe. Winters are cold at night, especially indoors, as buildings are poorly constructed with no insulation in the walls.

23 Latvia Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is one of the Baltic states; and is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia... read more

Cold and rainy summer, rainy autumn, warm and rainy winter, rainy spring. Yes, here it rains almost every day.

24 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 the official languages of Pakistan. The world's second-highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat)... read more
25 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a country on the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It has a land area of about 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi), making it the fifth-largest country in Asia, the second-largest in the Arab world, and the largest in Western Asia. It is bordered... read more

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

I am a Saudi, and the weather in my country is way too hot. You could burn.

It's too hot, it never rains, and there are too many sandstorms.

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