French sunshine records

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  1. mikebeaches

    mikebeaches Funster

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    No doubt some Funsters are starting to think about holidays in France next year, and wondering where to go. The likelihood of enjoying sunny weather may be a significant factor in the decision.

    The link below - to a map of France - illustrates the average annual hours of sunshine across the country during the thirty years from 1981-2010. The contours are at 100-hour intervals:

    http://www.meteopassion.com/ensoleillement-annuel.php#1123

    Obviously the record is historic and only an 'average', but hopefully might be of passing interest.

    Mike
     
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    :eek: Errrrrrrrrr, thanks for that, I think. It's all in French, even the contours because I didn't understand those either ;):LOL:

    Yes were heading to France next year, good reference. Thank you.(y)
     
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    Here's the Google translation link, but I'd hoped the 100-hour contours would be easy to follow in any case. ;)

    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http://www.meteopassion.com/ensoleillement-annuel.php#1123&edit-text=

    Interesting that the area around the mouth of the Gironde appears to have significantly more sun than the south-west coast towards the Spanish border.
     
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    Brilliant that ,made a massive difference:whistle:
     
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    I knew it, I knew it we now get at least 10 times as much sunshine now since we moved from Todmorden
     
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    The other charts make interesting reading too. Nice little "micro climates" to head for during winter travels :)
     
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