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Eastbourne – The sunniest place in the UK!

January 30, 2012 by St Giles

Eastbourne has topped the sunshine league for another year confirming its status as the sunniest place in the UK with the highest number of sunshine hours for 2011 according to leading weather expert Philip Eden.

Eastbourne recorded an impressive 1962 hours of sunshine during 2011, significantly more than holiday destinations Jersey and Guernsey.

Over the past 12 months Eastbourne had an average of 5 hours 23 minutes of sun per day with a fantastic 273.9 hours of sunshine in April 2011, almost 100 hours more than the average.

The south coast destination also had an exceptionally warm year during 2011 with the highest overall average temperature on record.

The town has a history of record-breaking sunshine statistics making it a popular holiday destination attracting over 4.9 million visitors a year.

With a packed calendar of events coming up in 2012, including special celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games, and a sunny start to the year already, Eastbourne is looking forward to an exciting year ahead!

Read the full article on the Eastbourne Borough Council website:

If you are interested in studying in the sunshine at our English Language School in Eastbourne or any of our other international locations, please do not hesitate to email us or visit our website here.  We will look forward to welcoming you to St Giles Eastbourne!

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