We've recently talked about how the UK has a lot of rain. Now it's time for how little sun we have.
Parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland get fewer than 1200 hours of sunlight every year, while the rest of the UK (bar select parts of the south) optimistically simmer with 1200-1600 hours of sunlight every year.
That averages out to a very measly sounding 3.8 hours a day of sunlight on average – which obviously peaks and troughs between Summer and Winter – and leaves us with cloud cover for most of our days.
For the most part, Europe sits on a slightly happier 1600-1800 hours of sunlight every year – 4.6 hours every day – with areas like Southern Italy, Portugal and Spain peaking with over 2500 hours (6.8 per day).
Oh Summer, how we miss thee.