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Old 05-14-2015, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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The plateau is sunny, but the coastal regions certainly are not - look up the Australian stations' averages (Mawson, Davis, Casey) - all low. And the subantarctic areas like South Georgia and South Orkney have dreadful averages.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Dublin, Ireland
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Default One of the sunniest?

Ok, so i think i might have found one here.
Calama, Chile, in the Atacama Desert which is, without a doubt, the Driest place on earth.

Calama receives only 35 mm of rain a year. But, according to Wiki, the city gets 3,926.2 hours of sunshine a year, which might make it close to being the sunniest. I compared it with Aswan, in Southern Egypt, and that gets a mere 3862 hours a year.

But hilariously, when i typed in Calama Weather to google, It showed a full cloud cover Every day for the next week!
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:10 PM
 
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Arica is the driest city on earth and Lima driest capital.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arica
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Old 08-22-2015, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Ok, so i think i might have found one here.
Calama, Chile, in the Atacama Desert which is, without a doubt, the Driest place on earth.

Calama receives only 35 mm of rain a year. But, according to Wiki, the city gets 3,926.2 hours of sunshine a year, which might make it close to being the sunniest. I compared it with Aswan, in Southern Egypt, and that gets a mere 3862 hours a year.

But hilariously, when i typed in Calama Weather to google, It showed a full cloud cover Every day for the next week!
Calama's rainfall mean is 5.7mm (see MeteoChile).

A year or so back I looked at a monthly summary for Calama (Nov 2013 I think it was ) - showed sunshine every day. Forecasts are not records!

There are threads on this forum showing Quillagua, Chile as averaging less than 0.1mm for a span of about 50 years.
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:13 PM
 
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The coast of British Columbia and the Alaskan panhandle has got to be one of the gloomiest regions on earth. It's infamous on the West Coast for its low hours of sunlight.

Annual Sunshine in British Columbia - Current Results
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Jo√£o Pessoa,Brazil(The easternmost point of Americas)
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Southern Chile,at the Pacific Coast is the gloomiest place in the world!
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Ipswich,England
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Some areas of West Africa take some beating - not sure of the figures

When talking gloomy it's difficult to calculate as populations tend to dwell in the sunniest areas in places such as Scandinavia , Norway i would say as a land area but in reality it would be beaten as poplated areas live in the sunnier parts .

So using populated areas only as a guide i would say (ignoring West Africa) and the Faroes ?

1. Iceland
2. Scotland
3. N Ireland
4. Republic Ireland
5. Norway

England is similar to all the other countries i'd say in that typical 1300 - 1900 range (1500-1600 general) , Nederlands,Belgium,Denmark ,Germany ,Poland,CZ Rep etc


Parts of Northern Spain and France deserve a mention too .


Bilbao must be the gloomiest southern city in Europe by some way
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:44 PM
 
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Does your map of the world end at the borders of Europe?

Juneau, AK/Prince Rupert, BC less than 1300 hours of sun a year.

Chile and Argentina near Tierra Del Fuego gotta be real low too, Antarctica is the gloomiest place on Earth.

People still live in these places, just as much a Iceland, Northern Scotland or rural Ireland or Norway.
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:56 PM
 
Location: York
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Does your map of the world end at the borders of Europe?

Juneau, AK/Prince Rupert, BC less than 1300 hours of sun a year.

Chile and Argentina near Tierra Del Fuego gotta be real low too, Antarctica is the gloomiest place on Earth.

People still live in these places, just as much a Iceland, Northern Scotland or rural Ireland or Norway.
Vostok station in Antarctica is sunnier than anywhere in Europe, and probably about 95% of North America...
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Old 05-08-2021, 03:33 PM
 
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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??
The US is really a mixed bag. California and Arizona are super sunny. But there are many very gray spots too: Seattle, Portland, Buffalo, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland........
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