5 Best Sunniest Places That You Must Visit
By: Pinki Fri, 06 Apr 2018 07:16:56
It has been scientifically proven that people tend to be happier and more relaxed in places with more sunshine, so it should come as no surprise that more and more people from countries with cold climates are seeking foreign refuges that offer nice, warm, and sunny weather all year round. Many British and Scandinavian people, for example, rent or even buy houses and apartments in Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, and other Southern European and Mediterranean destinations to escape from the notoriously cold, rainy, and depressive weather they have in their home countries. Similarly, people living in the northern US states buy properties in Florida, California, and the Caribbean to enjoy the sunshine they are deprived of in their cold hometowns.
* Yuma, Arizona, USA
Located in the southwestern corner of Arizona, Yuma is noted for its weather extremes. Of any populated place in the US, Yuma is the driest, sunniest, and least humid, has the lowest frequency of precipitation and the highest number of days per year with a daily maximum temperature of 90 °F (32 °C) or higher. The sun is said to shine during 90% of the daylight hours, making Yuma the sunniest place in the world.
* Muscat, Oman
The capital and largest metropolitan city of Oman, Muscat features a hot desert climate with relatively high humidity (up to 60%). In summer, temperatures can reach close to an unbearable 50 °C (121 °F). The annual amount of sunshine hours averages at approximately 3,500.
* Marrakesh, Morocco
The fourth largest city in Morocco, Marrakesh lies close to the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, but the Saharan city is famous for its very hot, sunny, semi-arid climate. There are approximately 3,130 hours of sunshine in Marrakesh per year.
* Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi features a hot desert climate characterized by high temperatures and sunny blue skies throughout the year. Locals enjoy an average of almost 3,500 hours of sunshine every year.
* Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Home to over 7.3 million people, Riyadh is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. The city has a hot desert climate with extremely high temperatures. The average high temperature in August, for example, is 43.6 °C (110 °F). Riyadh is also very sunny with an average of 3,225 hours of sunshine per year.