Why is it wet in Wales?

I asked exactly the same question to my science teacher in Comprehensive school. She said it had something to do with it raining so much, combined with the rarity of sunny days. I think the time has come to put more money into research so that perhaps we could work towards a drier, less wet future for our beautiful country.

The mountinous terrain contributes to much of the precipitation over Wales. Air currents rise over the mountains (as they can't go through them!!) and get colder as they raise in altitude. As they lower down again the other side of the mountains, the rapid warming of air currents forms clouds, and it rains!