Average Sunshine a Year at Cities in Europe

The tables below give yearly averages for the number of sunny hours at major cities throughout Europe.

Included in this list are Europe's national capitals plus cities with a metropolitan population of over one million people.

The cities range from Amsterdam to Zurich and from Reykjavík to İstanbul. They are listed alphabetically and you can jump ahead to the section for Amsterdam to Kazan, Lille to Pristina and Reykjavík to Zurich.

The annual totals are averages of historical weather data collected over a long period, in most cases 30 years.

Total annual sunshine
City Hours
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1662
Andorra la Vella, Andorra 1936
Athens, Greece 2771
Barcelona, Spain 2524
Belgrade, Serbia 2112
Berlin, Germany 1625
Birmingham, United Kingdom 1364
Brussels, Belgium 1546
Bucharest, Romania 2112
Budapest, Hungary 1928
Chisinau, Moldova 2126
Cologne, Germany 1504
Copenhagen, Denmark 1780
Dublin, Ireland 1424
Glasgow, United Kingdom 1203
Hamburg, Germany 1557
Helsinki, Finland 1780
İstanbul, Turkey 2026
Kazan, Russia 1931
Average amount of sunshine yearly
City Hours
Lille, France 1617
Lisbon, Portugal 2799
Ljubljana, Slovenia 1712
London, United Kingdom 1410
Luxembourg, Luxembourg 1630
Lyon, France 2002
Madrid, Spain 2769
Manchester, United Kingdom 1416
Marseille, France 2858
Milan, Italy 1914
Minsk, Belarus 1758
Monaco, Monaco 2724
Moscow, Russia 1721
Munich, Germany 1709
Naples, Italy 2371
Nice, France 2724
Nizhny & Novgorod, Russia 1712
Odessa, Ukraine 2183
Oslo, Norway 1668
Paris, France 1662
Podgorica, Montenegro 2480
Prague, Czech Republic 1668
Pristina, Kosovo 2123
Annual average sun
City Hours
Reykjavík, Iceland 1268
Riga, Latvia 1757
Rostov-on-Don, Russia 2122
Rotterdam, Netherlands 1624
Saint Petersburg, Russia 1636
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina 1769
Skopje, Macedonia 2339
Sofia, Bulgaria 2035
Stockholm, Sweden 1821
Tallinn, Estonia 1783
Tirana, Albania 2544
Turin, Italy 1989
Vaduz, Liechtenstein 1517
Valletta, Malta 2957
Vienna, Austria 1930
Vilnius, Lithuania 1588
Zagreb, Croatia 1898
Zurich, Switzerland 1566

The sunshine data are provided by national meteorological agencies.

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