Seeking a sunny, warm vacation destination to escape to? The best places to soak up the sun may surprise you! Sunshine duration measures the total number of sunshine hours annually, giving a general impression of how sunny or cloudy a city is on average.
Yuma, Arizona is sunniest place on Earth, enjoying 4,015.3 hours of sunshine each year! Yuma’s location at the confluence of the Gila and Colorado rivers creates fertile, lush soil – so crops can be grown year round. Yuma and the surrounding areas produce 90% of the United State’s lettuce. The least sunniest place in the world on average is Totoró, Colombia with only 637 hours.
The mountainous nature of Colombia makes for dynamic weather and two seasons – wet and dry. Tórshavn, Faroe Islands is a close second with only 840 annual sunshine hours – getting only 6 hours of sunshine for the whole month of December!
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