For the fifth year running, Jersey has kept the title of the sunniest place in the British Isles.
In 2022, 2,420 hours of sunshine were recorded throughout the year in Jersey. This was over 10% higher than in Preston, Dorset which ranked second, noting 2,204 hours of annual sunshine hours. Guernsey wasn’t far behind, with 2,117 hours.
The number of hours of sunshine experienced set a record, as it was the highest figure since records began in 1925. The average temperature of 13.56°C was also more than a degree higher that the average for the past 30 years.
Commenting on the news of the ranking, Claire Lyons, interim chief executive of Visit Jersey, said: “We’re delighted for Jersey to be confirmed as the sunniest spot in the British Isles for the fifth year in a row. At Visit Jersey our campaigns celebrate all of the reasons to love Jersey year-round, but locals and visitors alike will agree that nothing tops a sunny day in Jersey, surrounded by the shimmering sea.”
Students, tourists and locals all enjoyed the balmy summer of 2022, making the most of the beautiful beaches, coastlines and water sports that are on offer in Jersey. Our activity programme includes plenty of these opportunities, allowing students to soak up the sun on our beautiful island.