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Old 10-05-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: NY suburbs
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Isnt USA one of the sunniest??

I mean, USA is super sunny, and the sunniest places in the world are in USA, right??
Yuma, Arizona is the sunniest city in the world apparently. However I don't know if the U.S. on average is one of the sunniest countries in the world.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Contrary to popular belief, central , eastern and northern France (70% of the country) are not sunny, Paris with 1650 hours is not sunnier than London, and I can testify that November-March in Paris are extremely gloomy.
I 've never been to Ireland, but I guess southern Ireland (Cork?) must be on a par with Paris in terms os sunshine hours.
Cork seems significantly cloudier than Paris (around 1420 hours), though on that map Ben posted the southwesternmost tip of Ireland is very close:
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Paris is still a bit sunnier than London, but I guess the difference wouldn't be noticeable unless you're a sunshine geek. I'd add that Montsouris' sunshine are suspiciously low compared to other weather stations in Paris metro. It might not be 100% mask-free.

I see that someone (not me, I swear! ) changed Paris' weatherbox on Wikipedia and put Melun's sunshine total instead of Montsouris':
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris#Geography
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:41 PM
 
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No. Chongqing, China has an average of 1050 hr/year and the latitude is only 29N
The percent sunshine in Chongqing is only 8% in December and January, with 30 hours per month in average.
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:20 AM
 
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The sunniest countries in the world are for me Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Algeria, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Tunisia, Niger, Chad, Australia and Spain.
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Islamabad , Pakistan/ Albany , NewYork
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Scotland hands down
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:02 AM
 
Location: United Nations
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The "gloomiest" maybe Orcadas Base Orcadas Base - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (it's the lowest sunshine record data I've ever found... yet)


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483 hours of sunshine per year
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Finland
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The "gloomiest" maybe Orcadas Base Orcadas Base - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (it's the lowest sunshine record data I've ever found... yet)


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483 hours of sunshine per year
And what country is this in?
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:15 AM
 
Location: United Nations
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And what country is this in?
Well, it's administered by the Antarctic Treaty... and the base belongs to Argentina.
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Well, it's administered by the Antarctic Treaty... and the base belongs to Argentina.
So Argentina is the gloomiest country in the world?
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:43 AM
 
Location: United Nations
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So Argentina is the gloomiest country in the world?
Maybe you didn't understand... that research station belongs to Argentina, but that's not Argentine territory. All land south of 60 °S is administered by the Antarctic Treaty and doesn't belong to any country, even if there's claimed territory by other countries.
The cloudiest I could find in Argentina is Ushuaia, which has 1434 hours of sunshine. It's nowhere near the cloudiest city in the world. Furthermore, there is a big difference between being cloudy/sunny on average and having one particular spot that is very cloudy/sunny. I don't even think Antarctica is one of the cloudiest "countries" (it's not a country, but it's still a place) in the world, because the Antarctic Plateau is very sunny (even though coastal locations are very cloudy).
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