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View Poll Results: Take your pick (annual sunshine hours)
1,500 < 1 4.17%
1,500 to 1,800 4 16.67%
1,800 to 2,360 4 16.67%
2,360 to 2,900 8 33.33%
2,900 to 3,200 3 12.50%
3,200 > 4 16.67%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-28-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Eastern Sydney, Australia
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Maximum of 2000 hours does it for me :-)
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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I live in an area with about 2100 hours. That's not enough for me. I would like somewhere in the 2800 to 3000 hour range.
Anything over 3000 hours generally means desert and since I grow most of my own food and would like to do it with as little irragation as possible a figure like that would also not be too good.
I note that Redding, California logs over 40 inches of precipitation and still manages 3900+ Sunshine hours. I used Wikipedia as my source so I will not guarantee accuracy. Someone who actually lives there may want to check and make sure....
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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I live in an area with about 2100 hours. That's not enough for me. I would like somewhere in the 2800 to 3000 hour range.
Anything over 3000 hours generally means desert and since I grow most of my own food and would like to do it with as little irragation as possible a figure like that would also not be too good.
I note that Redding, California logs over 40 inches of precipitation and still manages 3900+ Sunshine hours. I used Wikipedia as my source so I will not guarantee accuracy. Someone who actually lives there may want to check and make sure....
Refer older threads. Redding's numbers are not credible.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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3,200 or more. I never tire of sunshine .

I think my minimum sunshine happiness threshold is around 2,800 hours (which is my location's long term average). But as ChesterNZ pointed out, distribution is important too.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Paris
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1,800 - 2,360, much closer to the latter. Sunny summers, cloudy winters. Paris is definitely too cloudy for me in the warm season. For example, last June was a shocker. I would be happy not to have to go through a similar "summer" month anymore.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Finland
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1,800 - 2,360, much closer to the latter. Sunny summers, cloudy winters. Paris is definitely too cloudy for me in the warm season. For example, last June was a shocker. I would be happy not to have to go through a similar "summer" month anymore.
I've learned a lot spending my pastime on C-D. If the 146 hours of sun in Montsouris is correct, that is a truly shocking figure. Never mind the longer days here, that is still a very low number.

My vote was the same. My dream climate has around 2350 sunshine hours, so be it. 2500 would be great, but 2900 too much.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: New York City
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~2800 hours would be ideal for me.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Paris
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I've learned a lot spending my pastime on C-D. If the 146 hours of sun in Montsouris is correct, that is a truly shocking figure. Never mind the longer days here, that is still a very low number.
It was even worse at Orly airport, wher I get my stats from. 140 hours there and, believe me, it was that cloudy. Days on end of overcast skies with the odd ray of sun here and there. Even a couple days without any sunshine, which is quite unusual in summer. Still about twice the sunshine of much more northerly Buxton.

I'd gladly take a good old global warming June, enough cool weather for now.
Meteociel - Climatologie mensuelle de Paris - Montsouris
Meteociel - Climatologie mensuelle de Paris - Montsouris
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Freiburg
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Anything above 2000 hours will do for me.


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~2800 hours would be ideal for me.
Isn't NYC in that range?
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Melbourne Australia
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Maybe 2900-3200. Would feel much sunnier than where I am now. But ofcourse I would be perfectly happy with >3200.
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