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Old 07-18-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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I wonder how these supercloudy Chinese cities would fare if the figures were smog-adjusted to provide a level playing field? I've never been to China to see how much effect smog actually has but I do have monthly figures for Bradford for when it was horrendously polluted - I haven't worked out historic averages but the lowest annual total I can find was 816 hours in 1912. August 1912 actually had an average high below 60F and low below 50F, combined with under a hundred hours of sunshine and over double the modern rainfall average.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Kowaniec, Nowy Targ, Podhale. 666 m n.p.m.
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Atlantic Canada (especially Newfoundland) would make the list if it were populated. Most of the other northern places on the list have mild winter climates, so Atlantic Canada is an interesting contrast. Cold winters + gloominess.
Hmmm....

Most places in Atlantic Canada I've found (Iqaluit, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Gander, Saint John's) all have totals in the 1500-1600 hour range... Further south in Atlantic Canada (Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax) sunshine totals go upwards of 1750-1800 hours...

Nuuk, Greenland has 1369 hours, I guess maybe some places on the Labrador coast (Nain?) might have similar totals... Overall, the Canadian east coast seems far sunnier than the European west coast at similar latitude (48-65)...
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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St John's to me seems quite cloudy for its latitude.. if it was further north I bet its sunshine hours would be reduced a lot, if it was kept on a peninsula.
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Hmmm....

Most places in Atlantic Canada I've found (Iqaluit, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Gander, Saint John's) all have totals in the 1500-1600 hour range... Further south in Atlantic Canada (Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax) sunshine totals go upwards of 1750-1800 hours...

Nuuk, Greenland has 1369 hours, I guess maybe some places on the Labrador coast (Nain?) might have similar totals... Overall, the Canadian east coast seems far sunnier than the European west coast at similar latitude (48-65)...
Ok, well in the cloudy Northern European range, but not cloudy enough to make gloomiest in the world.

A few places in Newfoundland with mountains nearby record lower totals. Rocky Harbour near Gros Morne National Park records 1300 hours:

Station Results | Canada's National Climate Archive

nearby Woody Point is wetter but doesn't have sunshine hours but I suspect it could be lower maybe 1200 hours.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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There might be the odd place somewhere in there that has 1300 or even 1200 hours of sunshine. Fog seems to be very common on some of the northern capes of Labrador, more so than some of the inhabited places, and that would cut down on the sun totals. Still, I'd be surprised if they were among the world's cloudiest places.

And even if they were, they're certainly not part of the major cities that this topic is supposed to be about.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: sevilla-España
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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It's good to see Dunedin in the major city category. Once the main city in NZ, now relegated to 4 th place in importance (some upstart NI cities would debate that ).

I can vouch for Dunedin's gloominess, although it is part of it's special character. If it had decent weather, it could be NZ's surf capital. Max temp was 19C/66F yesterday.

The 1981-2010 figure is 1679 hours
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: York
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I imagine Leeds will be very similar to York, perhaps a little lower. More than Bradford though
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I think Leeds and York are both rather foggy.. fog always seems to occur here but not in other places nearby.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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