The sunniest place in the UKMany cities in the UK have claimed to be the sunniest places in the country. Last year was generally considered to be a sunnier than average year for most areas, but still not exceptional. Sunshine amounts varied from one place to another but in general March, July and December were the sunniest months. However, the question still remains…which is the sunniest place in the UK? It is said that the south coast of England is the sunniest region. But then there is a battle between two towns there, Eastbourne in East Sussex, and Bognor Regis in West Sussex. Glasgow has claimed rights to the title of the sunniest city in Scotland and Dale Fort, which is situated in Pembrokeshire, the sunniest town in Wales. So let’s find out the truth! Discover the 4 sunniest regions according to official research!
Eastbourne in East Sussex is the sunniest city in the UK! Generally the south coast clocks up as many as 1,750 hours of sunshine each year, an average of nearly five hours per day. More specifically, Eastbourne has around 5 hours and seven minutes of sunshine per day. According to the met office climate extremes; this town has held the record of the sunniest city since July 1911 when it saw 383.9 hours of sun during that month.
Bognor Regis in West Sussex takes second place with only two minutes less sunshine per day than Eastbourne. It benefits from around 1,855 hours of sunshine annually. The weather in this small seaside town makes it an attractive destination especially during the summer time where it is possible to enjoy the sunny beach!
Dale Fort in Pembrokeshire, Wales comes 3rd in our list because it achieves around 1,718 hours of sunshine per year, which means four hours and 12 minutes per day. According to met office climate extremes, in July of 1955 this town made a record of 354.3 hours of sunshine during the month and it is considered today to be the sunniest city in Wales.
Dunbar in Lothian on the east coast of Scotland takes the title for Scotland's sunniest region and the 4th place in the UK with an average of 1,400 hours of sunshine per year which means three hours and 50 minutes per day. Although Glasgow is often considered to be the sunniest city in Scotland, it is not true. The peak in sunshine hours for Dunbar is mainly between May and June and the least sunshine is in December and January.