May 2016 - Sunny month and 'year' so far

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May 2016 - Sunny month and 'year' so far

Post by Nicholas Gardner » Mon May 30, 2016 5:32 pm

After four days of unbroken sunshine and a generally sunny month overall, this May is likely to turn out to be the sunniest I've recorded since setting up my sunshine recorder in 2006.

Total sunshine (as of 18:20 on the 30th) stands at 227 hours. Because, over the last 10 years, there have been many extremely sunny Aprils, the average sunshine for May has ended up at 1 hour less than April! My eLTA for April is 197 hours and May is 196 hours. Or could it be that we've had a run of cloudy Mays......

The annual sunshine total is up to 784 hours. If this level of sunshine persists then this could be a 2000+ hours year.

May sunshine:
2007 = 163 hours
2008 = 200 hours
2009 = 203 hours
2010 = 205 hours
2011 = 173 hours
2012 = 229 hours
2013 = 213 hours
2014 = 189 hours
2015 = 177 hours.
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Re: May 2016 - Sunny month and 'year' so far

Post by Len Wood » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:24 pm

About 44 miles SW of you, this May certainly has not been particularly sunny here.
At least not according to my solar panels installed in 2012.

Here are my May figures in kWh

2016 237.7
2015 236.9
2014 247.6
2013 260.5
2012 274.9
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