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Three places in Northern Ireland among UK's 20 wettest towns and cities - do you live in one of them?

Northern Ireland is no stranger to rain - but which cities are the wettest in the UK?

The list, which tells which city suffers the most from dark clouds and the need for raincoats, was compiled using data from the Met Office ranking cities based on total annual rainfall.

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Taking the top spot was Cardiff with residents experiencing 1152mm of rainfall annually and 149 days per year of rain.

Three Northern Ireland cities made the top 20 for the places you would most need your umbrella.

Highest up the ranking was Newry which came 9th out of 63 with 1019mm of total annual rainfall with 167 days a year with rain.

Close behind it was Belfast at number 12 with 944mm of rainfall and 156 days of rain per year.

Lisburn came in at number 14 with 902mm annual rainfall and 155 days of rain per year.

However, Londonderry was among the driest ranking at number 61 with just 571mm of rainfall per year and 109 days of rain.

Other cities that made the top five of the wettest cities were St Davids, Glasgow, Bangor (Wales) and Truro.

Meanwhile joining Derry in the driest areas was Cambrige and Ely with London being named the driest city overall.

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