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Huelva confirmed as Spain’s sunniest city

This southern Spanish city has just been declared the sunniest in Spain. No SAD here…

The National Institute for Statistics in Spain has recently released a report which ranks Huelva, located at the westernmost tip of the Costa de la Luz, first in terms of hours of sunshine each year with a mammoth 3,200 – almost nine each day.  Little wonder the local area is filled with tourists, many of them Spanish nationals from the cooler north of the country, seeking out the clean white-sand beaches, tasty seafood restaurants and clutch of first-rate golf courses.

Andrew Benitz, Director of local real estate specialists Titan Properties, comments, "We shouldn't be overly surprised at the findings as of course Costa de la Luz means Coast of Light so it's named after this pleasant climate condition."

"What's important to mention is that although Huelva has the most sunshine it doesn't have the highest temperatures in the heat of the summer.  Cities like Seville and Madrid can stifle in the high 30s Celsius in August whereas the maritime influence takes ten degrees off in Huelva.  The Atlantic breezes are most welcome and, unlike the eastern end of Costa de la Luz, rarely escalate into strong winds as is evident from our tall, straight palm trees."