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Sunniest places in Europe

Sunniest Places In Europe

You'll tend to find, and won't be surprised to know, that the sunniest places in Europe are in and around the Mediterranean. The island of Malta offers close to 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, or the equivalent of over eight hours of sunshine a day, so is a popular destination for both holidaymakers and those seeking a holiday home in the sun.

In 'sunny' Spain, the Costa del Sol has been named as the sunniest place in Spain, offering an average of 320 days of sunshine each year. However while it remains warm in the summer, winter temperatures can drop as low as 6 degrees with the average being about 10 or 11 degrees.

For a city break in the sun, try Lisbon on Portugal's Atlantic Coast, where the sun shines nearly 2,800 hours a year, but again, in the winter months, be aware of cooler temperatures while you soak up the sunshine.

Top sunny destinations

Top Sunshine Destinations

So you're after somewhere sunny for your next holiday? Chances are you'll be think of the typical places, the Costa del Sol, Greek Islands, Malta, and you wouldn't be wrong. Much of the Mediterranean boasts hour and hours of year round sunshine, however if it's warmth you also need, keep in mind the time of year you are going.

The Costa del Sol may be one of the sunniest places in Spain but in the winter, temperatures can drop as low as 6 degrees. Head further south to enjoy some warmer weather with your sunshine, or if you can stretch the budget, why not try one of the popular Middle Eastern destinations like Abu Dhabi or Dubai, where the outdoor water parks are a must do.

Sunny Winter Destinations

Where Is Sunny In Winter?

When it's cold and dark in winter, and you need that warm sunshine on your face, it's time to book yourself a holiday. But when it's winter in the UK, where is a good holiday destination for sunshine? Well for us Brits, the Canaries are a popular destination to fly to. On the same latitude as Northern Africa, the Canary Islands enjoy year round sunshine with temperatures on average in the late teens during winter months.

After a four hour flight from the UK you can be relaxing on the soft, sandy beaches of Fuerteventura, or hitting the pool cabanas in Tenerife, and there's plenty of accommodation to suit all budgets. Beware though, many hotel pools in the Canary Islands aren't heated, so if you need to cool off in the sunshine, that hotel pool could be cooler than you think!

And then of course, there's April. A spring month but well known for its April showers, it's the perfect time for us Brits to be heading away on holiday. The popular holiday destination of the Algarve offers plenty of sunshine in April with temperatures averaging around 20 degrees.

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