Scotland, much of N. Ireland, NW England and Wales all had slightly more sunshine than average while other areas were just below normal. Sunshine over England and Wales was 95% of average but Scotland had 115%. This pattern of anomalies actually meant that total observed sunshine amounts were quite uniform across the UK. The above-normal sunshine hours in north-western areas was a welcome change after the dull summer. The sunniest place was Kinloss on the Moray Firth in north-east Scotland with 129 hours.
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