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Old 05-25-2014, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Yes, I do understand. So after explaining, what did your original post have to do with this topic anyway?
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Buxton UK
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Eh. As a whole, averaged over the country, the UK has to be in the top 5. For certain. Places further north than us with more continental climates will surely get a lot more sun in summer with their lower humidity. I believe overall only Ireland is more cloudy than the UK, and perhaps the Faroe Islands, but that's part of Denmark which on average is sunnier than the UK. So yeah the UK must be the 2nd most cloudy in the world, Ireland the most cloudy in the world.
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Ireland is indeed very cloudy when you look at the total number of sunshine hrs. In terms of yearly solar radiation it is a different story. Ireland doesn't get a lot of solar radiation...but certainly not the lowest in the world. I think that prize will go to Iceland or Norway (especially if Svalbard is included).
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Trondheim, Norway - 63 N
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In Norway there are only a few locations where sun hours are recorded. Looking at the statistics from met.no, the cloudiest, gloomiest place on the mainland among these places is Karasjok (69 28 N) with 1105.8 hours. The sunniest is Kristiansand Airport Kjevik (58 12 N) with 1777.6 hours.

In the Svalbard Archipelago, only Bear Island has recorded sunhours, and is extremely cloudy with 590.9 hours.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Finnish locations' sunshine hours:

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Old 05-25-2014, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Buxton UK
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Oh is that where Turku is. I would have thought its summers would be much colder being right on the south western edge like that.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Oh is that where Turku is. I would have thought its summers would be much colder being right on the south western edge like that.
The map is a bit crude. Turku is behind a lot of islands:

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Old 05-26-2014, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I'm gonna have to say that the Sahara is the most sunniest place in the world, bar none. Too bad that there are no stats there...

Yuma's hours are way overstated...
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Western Australia is a very good contender. Cleaner air as a bonus so a sun hour is a real sun hour. Source: SolarGis, solar radiation maps.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Western Australia is a very good contender. Cleaner air as a bonus so a sun hour is a real sun hour. Source: SolarGis, solar radiation maps.
The sunniest location I can find for Australia is Karratha in Western Australia, at 3723 hours. I wouldn't be surprised if there are nearby regions (maybe to the south/southeast) that hit the 4000 mark, but unfortunately there is no way to confirm as sunshine recorders there are just about non-existent. Infact, the only other station in the entire northern half of the state that has sunshine data is Broome.
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