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Old 02-23-2019, 09:29 AM
B87
 
Location: Surrey/London
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25% of sunshine would mean that the summer in Reykjavik is cloudier than a typical SE England winter (which he states is cloudy).
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Reykjavík has a low sunshine percentage in summer, even though the amount of hours is higher than in some oceanic low-latitude areas. I think Randomguy does underestimate how much daylight there is though, so the percentage is not as high as in those.

Still, among all these gloomy climates (below 1,900 hours annually), here are July sunshine hours:

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Tallinn 307
Helsinki 291
Churchill 282
Umeå 282
Abbotsford 277
Saint Petersburg 267
Riga 264
Port Alberni 263
Stockholm 260
Östersund 259
Kaliningrad 257
Kiruna 243
Oslo 242
Munich 238
Iqaluit 237
Gdansk 236
Murmansk 236
Stuttgart 232
Copenhagen 228
Prague 226
Inukjuak 226
Southampton 222
Bodø 221
Berlin 218
Hamburg 218
St. John's 217
Amsterdam 217
Nantes 214
Rotterdam 213
London 212
Paris 212
Cologne 210
Ponta Delgada 208
Bremen 205
Tromsø 205
Växjö 202
Brussels 201
Cardiff 199
Stavanger 197
Goose Bay 197
Gijón 194
Eupen 191
Flores 189
Santander 187
Bilbao 186
Nuuk 186
Trabzon 183
Manchester 180
Edinburgh 172
Reykjavík 168
Bergen 167
Cork 167
Aberdeen 165
Akureyri 158
Longyearbyen 155
Glasgow 154
Dublin 152
Belfast 151
Lerwick 124
Tórshavn 104



As you see here, only the Northern British/North Atlantic climates have fewer July sunshine hours than Reykjavík among those listed here. That is mainly because Britain is abnormally cloudy, rather than anything else. Since he is British, I think he might have a different idea of what constitutes a "sunny summer" than people who come from elsewhere might have. It's not the end of the world For its geographical position, Reykjavík is "less cloudy" than expected, but the summers are definitely not sunny even by "gloomy climate" standards and aided by the abundance of daylight. I think that's the most objective summation of all that.
Gloomy is less than 1826.25 hours of sun per year, so Southern England is sunny annually. More daylight = better. Reykjavik does have sunny summers.
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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25% of sunshine would mean that the summer in Reykjavik is cloudier than a typical SE England winter (which he states is cloudy).
Summer in Reykjavik is much sunnier than winter in SE England.
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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These are just self serving statements, and I asked for a reasoned explanation.

Is a reasoned explanation going to be forthcoming?
No, I already explained
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:35 AM
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Summer in Reykjavik is much sunnier than winter in SE England.
Not in sunshine percentage terms.
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Not in sunshine percentage terms.
Yes in actual sunshine
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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No, I already explained
Sorry, I missed it.

Could you repeat it please?
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Sorry, I missed it.

Could you repeat it please?
Reykjavik has more than 5 hours of sun per day in summer so is sunny
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Reykjavik has more than 5 hours of sun per day in summer so is sunny
That's a self serving statement - the statement of fact and explanation, are the same ...... much like religion.
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:44 AM
 
Location: UK
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Lmao carry on, this is hilarious reading as I drink! Excuses after excuses!

I suppose Vostok has warm summers for you as well
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