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Old 05-27-2014, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
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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.
The only option are satellite data. Fortunatelly these are more and more accurate nowadays.
Of course it's a shame there are so few sunshine recording stations worldwide...
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:58 AM
 
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Watch this map. Here are the sunniest countries in the world :



It shows the sunshine hours for today, Monday, April, 20th.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Watch this map. Here are the sunniest countries in the world :



It shows the sunshine hours for today, Monday, April, 20th.
Lol, 13 hours of sun one day. Amateurs.
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:06 AM
 
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Any statistics for this?
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:11 AM
 
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Lol, 13 hours of sun one day. Amateurs.
All I wanted to say is the sunniest vast region in the world comprises the Sahara Desert and the Arabia. If you watch this map regularly in the year, you'll rapidly notice that this is true
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:55 AM
 
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UK's def. one of the cloudiest countries in the world. Summers months can sometimes record only 15% of the full possible sunshine, and the record low is 0 hours - in December 1890. And we're nowhere near the arctic circle.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, UK/Swanage, UK
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2. Scotland
3. Northern Ireland
These count as Britain?!?

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UK's def. one of the cloudiest countries in the world. Summers months can sometimes record only 15% of the full possible sunshine, and the record low is 0 hours - in December 1890. And we're nowhere near the arctic circle.
I agree, when the sunniest places in this country record just 1920 hours a year - it's gotta be one of the dullest places in the world... But then I think there are places nearer the south pole that are much duller??
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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A bit off topic, but looking at the OP's map, I noticed that the range the Northeast has is relatively rare for Europe. A station with a CS-recorder (so same technique as the European numbers) in eastern Massachusetts averaged 2230 — inland may be 200 hours less. But 2000-2300 hours look relatively rare — most of northern and central Europe is less, sometimes much less; and Mediterranean Europe more, with the southernmost parts much higher. Seems like European sunshine is either high or rather low without much in between [the French Riveria vs northern France has an impressive change for one country and not a huge distance]. Northern Italy and black sea Europe are the closest sunshine-wise. Maybe not coincidentally, they're also the closest climate-wise to here.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (44°0 N)
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A bit off topic, but looking at the OP's map, I noticed that the range the Northeast has is relatively rare for Europe. A station with a CS-recorder (so same technique as the European numbers) in eastern Massachusetts averaged 2230 — inland may be 200 hours less. But 2000-2300 hours look relatively rare — most of northern and central Europe is less, sometimes much less; and Mediterranean Europe more, with the southernmost parts much higher. Seems like European sunshine is either high or rather low without much in between [the French Riveria vs northern France has an impressive change for one country and not a huge distance]. Northern Italy and black sea Europe are the closest sunshine-wise. Maybe not coincidentally, they're also the closest climate-wise to here.
Not just northern Italy; even central and part of the south. Besides Liguria, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto, even Tuscany, Marche, Umbria, Abruzzo have averages between 2000 and 2300 sunshine hours.
Often depicted as the city of the sunshine, Naples averages 2370 sunshine hours, while Ercolano 2200 and Avellino 2150. These data are related to the 1961-1990 period, which was cloudier/foggier than more recent decades, especially in winter.

Other European regions within the 2000-2300 range are Aquitaine, Garonne, Galicia, Navarra, Istria, Dalmatia, Marmara.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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These count as Britain?!?



I agree, when the sunniest places in this country record just 1920 hours a year - it's gotta be one of the dullest places in the world... But then I think there are places nearer the south pole that are much duller??
You sure?

South Pole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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