New Zealand is Getting Sunnier

New Zealand is getting sunnier.

During the past four decades, New Zealand’s annual hours of bright sunshine have crept higher, further fuelling the annual competition – often between Blenheim, Nelson, Richmond and Whakatane – to be named the country’s sunniest location.

Using data from NZ.

 

 

 

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UK Met – Sunshine vs Tmax

In the UK, 2018 saw the 2nd highest sunshine hours since 1929  at 1580.7

If you graph the annual sunshine in the UK versus Annual Tmax …

Does CO2 affect sunshine? Or is something else going on?

Data from here.

 

Saskatchewan Bright Sunshine Hours November 2018

Canada has essentially quit recording bright sunshine hours. What a tragedy.

Environment Canada And Climate Change (I can’t believe they changed the name to that!) has dropped the ball. One exception is the Saskatchewan Research Council. They collect sunshine data at two locations.

This is the November data for Saskatoon.

November 2018 had 54.7 hours of Bright Sunshine.

20.7% of the 1981-2010 normal of 97 hours of bright sunshine.

 

 

Saskatchewan Bright Sunshine Hours October 2018

Canada has essentially quit recording bright sunshine hours. What a tragedy.

Environment Canada And Climate Change (I can’t believe they changed the name to that!) has dropped the ball.

One exception is the Saskatchewan Research Council. They collect sunshine data at two locations.

This is the October data for Saskatoon.

The normal is 156.1 hours of bright sunshine.

October 2018 had 207.0 hours.