Monday 20 May 2024
Select a region

Jersey claims sunniest title...again

Jersey claims sunniest title...again

Tuesday 07 February 2023

Jersey claims sunniest title...again

Tuesday 07 February 2023

Guernsey has been ranked the third sunniest place in the British Isles, with a total of 2,117 hours of sunshine during 2022 - slightly fewer than Jersey, and Dorset in the UK.

Jersey retained the title of the sunniest place in the British Isles for another year - a feat of which the island is very proud.

The island has claimed to have 10% more sunshine than its nearest rival, Dorset, according to new figures published recently.

Visit Jersey says it is looking forward to welcoming tourists to its sunny shores this year.

The podium places for the British Isles in 2022 were the same as the previous year, with Guernsey ranked third with a total of 2,117 hours of sunshine.

Data from the UK Met Office showed that Preston in Dorset was the sunniest place in the UK for the second year running, with a total of 2,204 hours of sun across the year.

Both were well behind the Jersey total of 2,420, which was also the highest figure since records began in 1925.

As well as being the sunniest year on record, 2022 was also the hottest, with an average temperature of 13.56°C, beating the previous record of 13.34°C in 2014 and more than a degree above the average for the past 30 years of 12.39°C.

Statistics for January 2023 have been published too, showing that the month was "wetter than average" and "slightly milder".


Guernsey experiences hottest year

Guernsey enjoys its second warmest year on record

Stay safe during warm weather

This weather bot helps put today's temperature into context

Hot weather warning

2018 weather stats prove it was a pretty good year




Sign up to newsletter



Comments on this story express the views of the commentator only, not Bailiwick Publishing. We are unable to guarantee the accuracy of any of those comments.

You have landed on the Bailiwick Express website, however it appears you are based in . Would you like to stay on the site, or visit the site?