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Old 05-05-2013, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I wasn't saying they're the cloudiest in the world, just that they are some really gloomy cities in the world.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Lima, Peru
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X) Xxxxx, YYYY hours[/b] = Major city, metropolitan area > 500.000 inhabitants
*) Xxxxx, Yyyy hours = Regional centre, > 100.000 inhabitants or regional centre, >5000 inhabitants, largest or capital city of remote region, or no larger towns within 300 kilometres. Unranked as these are not major cities.

*) Torshavn, 884 hours
*) Akureyri, 1043 hours
1) Chongqing, 1055 hours
*) Lerwick, 1066 hours
2) Chengdu, 1073 hours
*) Kirkwall, 1140 hours
3) Guiyang, 1150 hours
*) Ubatuba, 1174 hours
*) Derry, 1179 hours
*) Bergen, 1180 hours
*) Keelung, 1217 hours

*) Stornoway, 1218 hours

4) Leeds-Bradford, 1228 hours

*) Prince Rupert, 1229 hours
5) Glasgow, 1239 hours
*) Inverness, 1261 hours
*) Tromso, 1265 hours
*) Reykjavik, 1268 hours

*) Quibdo, 1276 hours
*) Murmansk, 1291 hours
6) Belfast, 1313 hours
*) York, 1316 hours
*) Trondheim, 1346 hours

*) Nuuk, 1369 hours
7) Dortmund, 1370 hours
8) Newcastle, 1375 hours
9) Bielsko-Biała, 1377 hours
*) Paderborn, 1387 hours
10) Manchester, 1394 hours
*) Carlisle, 1394 hours
11) Birmingham, 1395 hours
12) Taipei, 1405 hours
*) Aberdeen, 1409 hours
13) Edinburgh, 1411 hours
*) Cork, 1423 hours
14) Lima, 1424 hours
15) Liverpool, 1442 hours
16) Essen, 1459 hours
17) Kraków, 1469 hours

*) Coventry, 1473 hours
18) Dublin; 1477 hours
*) Juneau, 1500 hours
19) Hannover, 1501 hours
20) Cologne, 1504 hours

*) Iqaluit, 1506 hours
*) Saint John's, 1512 hours
*) Dundee, 1523 hours
*) Dunedin; 1679 hours

Also worth mentioning (Capitals and cities >2M metro <1700 hours not on top-20):

-Cardiff; 1518 hours
-Copenhagen; 1539 hours
-Katowice; 1545 hours
-Brussels; 1546 hours
-Hamburg; 1557 hours
-Warsaw; 1570 hours
-Vilnius; 1588 hours
-Xi'an; 1616 hours
-Berlin; 1623 hours
-London; 1626 hours
-Guangzhou; 1628 hours
-Paris; 1630 hours
-Saint Petersburg; 1633 hours
-Amsterdam; 1662 hours
-Oslo; 1668 hours
-Prague; 1668 hours
-Hanoi; 1678 hours
Little correction on the list, Lima only has 1284 hours
Lima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Little correction on the list, Lima only has 1284 hours
Lima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Keep quoting Wiki, keep getting it wrong. My source has 1407, and is much more reliable.

clima

Blackpool average 1981-2010 is 1567, and I doubt if Liverpool is much lower (quoted 1442 above).

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Old 10-11-2013, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Eastern Sydney, Australia
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Lovely low totals. I'd call it the happiest.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Little correction on the list, Lima only has 1284 hours
Lima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Getting reliable sunshine hours of Lima is not easy...If you count the monthly hours of Lima at Wikipedia, it doesn't match the yearly total of 1284 hours. Also...it is not clear of how many years the average is calculated.
If found this data at the statistical yearbook of Peru...seems quite good to me.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Getting reliable sunshine hours of Lima is not easy...If you count the monthly hours of Lima at Wikipedia, it doesn't match the yearly total of 1284 hours. Also...it is not clear of how many years the average is calculated.
If found this data at the statistical yearbook of Peru...seems quite good to me.
That looks more reasonable, with a higher average but not many years of data. Compare with the likes of Arequipa!!
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Lovely low totals. I'd call it the happiest.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Segovia, central Spain, 1230 m asl, Csb Mediterranean with strong continental influence, 40º43 N
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Those are hardly "major cities" but I suppose they could be added to the category of unranked regional centres.

Expanded the list to a top-20.

X) Xxxxx, YYYY hours = Major city, metropolitan area > 500.000 inhabitants
*) Xxxxx, Yyyy hours = Regional centre, > 100.000 inhabitants or regional centre, >5000 inhabitants, largest or capital city of remote region, or no larger towns within 300 kilometres. Unranked as these are not major cities.

It would make the list look like this:

*) Torshavn, 884 hours
*) Akureyri, 1043 hours
1) Chongqing, 1055 hours
*) Lerwick, 1066 hours
2) Chengdu, 1073 hours
*) Kirkwall, 1140 hours
3) Guiyang, 1150 hours
*) Derry, 1179 hours
*) Bergen, 1180 hours
*) Keelung, 1217 hours

*) Stornoway, 1218 hours

4) Leeds-Bradford, 1228 hours

*) Prince Rupert, 1229 hours
5) Glasgow, 1239 hours
*) Tromso, 1265 hours
*) Reykjavik, 1268 hours

*) Quibdo, 1276 hours
*) Murmansk, 1291 hours
6) Belfast, 1313 hours
*) York, 1316 hours
*) Trondheim, 1346 hours

*) Nuuk, 1369 hours
7) Dortmund, 1370 hours
8) Newcastle, 1375 hours
9) Bielsko-Biała, 1377 hours
*) Paderborn, 1387 hours
10) Manchester, 1394 hours
11) Birmingham, 1395 hours
12) Taipei, 1405 hours
*) Aberdeen, 1409 hours
13) Edinburgh, 1411 hours
*) Cork, 1423 hours
14) Lima, 1424 hours
15) Liverpool, 1442 hours
16) Essen, 1459 hours
17) Kraków, 1469 hours

*) Coventry, 1473 hours
18) Dublin; 1477 hours
*) Juneau, 1500 hours
19) Hannover, 1501 hours
20) Cologne, 1504 hours

*) Iqaluit, 1506 hours
*) Saint John's, 1512 hours
*) Dunedin; 1585 hours

Also worth mentioning:

-Cardiff; 1518 hours
-Copenhagen; 1539 hours
-Brussels; 1546 hours
-Hamburg; 1560 hours
-Warsaw; 1570 hours
-London; 1600 hours
-Gdańsk; 1610 hours
-Xi'an; 1616 hours
-Berlin; 1625 hours
-Paris; 1630 hours
-Amsterdam; 1662 hours
-Prague; 1668 hours
The city of Bilbao, in the northern coast of Spain, (Basque Country), has 1584 hours.
The city itself has a population of around 352.000, and around 900.000 in the metropolitan area.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Dunedin data quoted above is out of date. New 30-year average (which is still too low) is 1679 and realistically may be nearer 1750 when old data drops off the running 30-year mean.
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:02 PM
 
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Haha. Akureyri is the sunniest town in Iceland. Just not during winter.
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