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Old 07-22-2012, 03:30 AM
 
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Near the city of Santo Domingo of the Colorados, the experimental station of Santo Domingo has 739 hours of sunshine a year in the city of Santo Domingo de los Colorados approximately 750 hours of sunshine a year.



in Spanish

Estación Experimental Santo Domingo






Horas luz anual: 739
Precipitación anual: 3.045.1 mm


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santo_Domingo_(Ecuador)
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Don't know how accurate this is (I can't read Farsi or anything to check the link) but I noticed while browsing climates on Wikipedia that Rasht, in northern Iran, seems rather cloudy at 1524 hours annually.

Rasht - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Is that area (Caspian sea) known to harbour particularly cloudy climes?
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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Is that area (Caspian sea) known to harbour particularly cloudy climes?
It's not particularly well-known, but I haven't seen any sunshine stats from that area until now. It's not exactly implausible that the area could be quite cloudy, given its location.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:56 AM
 
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In this town called Bucay in Ecuador,
Bucay, Ecuador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

it seems that the annual number of hours of sunshine is about 500 hours per year.


climate of Ecuador in Spanish

http://horizon.documentation.ird.fr/.../010014827.pdf
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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In this town called Bucay in Ecuador,
Bucay, Ecuador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

it seems that the annual number of hours of sunshine is about 500 hours per year.


climate of Ecuador in Spanish

http://horizon.documentation.ird.fr/.../010014827.pdf
What we don't know is the question of proximity of hills and the available quantity of daylight. Without that one can't judge the cloudiness objectively.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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That article says that along the coast up to 500m asl on the side of the western mountain range annual sunshine ranges from 500 to 1300 hours, but the Bucay figure of 470 is only based on 15-20 years of data and I'm a bit suspicious of how all the local sun totals are multiples of 10. Judging by what the article says about the region's location and considering how high their mountains are judging that against the high equatorial sun angle I'd guess there is 20-30% or so loss of sunshine, so whatever the "real" figure is it still seems like a very cloudy and fascinating part of the world climatically speaking.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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Another place with few hours of sunshine a year, and with a cold climate that makes it more unpleasant the absence of sun

Stewart, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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That article says that along the coast up to 500m asl on the side of the western mountain range annual sunshine ranges from 500 to 1300 hours, but the Bucay figure of 470 is only based on 15-20 years of data and I'm a bit suspicious of how all the local sun totals are multiples of 10. Judging by what the article says about the region's location and considering how high their mountains are judging that against the high equatorial sun angle I'd guess there is 20-30% or so loss of sunshine, so whatever the "real" figure is it still seems like a very cloudy and fascinating part of the world climatically speaking.
Yes, I don't doubt that it's very cloudy, but suspect that an open-horizon equivalent of 700 or more might be appropriate. It's clear that this part of Ecuador must get a "double whammy" - garua cloudiness in the southern winter and spring, plus cloudy damp conditions in the southern summer.
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Another place with few hours of sunshine a year, and with a cold climate that makes it more unpleasant the absence of sun

Stewart, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It's very likely the sunshine is underestimated due to mountains blocking the sun at low sun angles.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:59 PM
 
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