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Isle of Wight named UK's sunniest location

Thu 29 Dec 2011

Isle of Wight named UK's sunniest location

Isle of Wight holidays may be set for a boost in popularity after it was revealed the island is the sunniest location in the whole of the UK.

According to the latest Halifax Quality of Life survey, the Isle of Wight gets far more hours of sunshine on average per week than other parts of the country.

The report stated the island enjoys a huge 37.4 hours of sunshine on a weekly basis, perhaps as it is among the most southern places in the UK.

It was announced in the survey that the average location in the country gets less than 37 hours a week of sunshine, which means the Isle of Wight gets an extra hour a day on most towns.

However, this was the only mention of the Isle of Wight in report, which named the Hampshire district of Hart as the best place in the UK in terms of quality of life.

The area was lauded by the organisers for its fit and well residents, as well as a high employment rate and life expectancy levels well above the national average.

But for those who rank weather as one of the most important factors for their place of residence, or even for a location in which to book a holiday, the Isle of Wight came out on top.

The high levels of sunshine enjoyed by the island is likely to encourage families to head to the Isle of Wight for holidays during 2012, especially as the local council recently announced it is stepping up its investment in tourism in a bid to attract more visitors from the mainland.

It is hoped private businesses on the Isle of Wight will come forward to team up with the local authority for the major new scheme, which would see £3 million injected into the island's economy over the course of the next nine years, if it is approved.

Posted by Louise ParkesADNFCR-3083-ID-801251095-ADNFCR

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