January 16, 2012
Eastbourne – the UK’s sunniest place! And I’m about to go on the radio to tell the world about it!
Philip Eden, that renowned meteorologist, has just revealed further data that reinforces what us residents can’t fail to notice – that Eastbourne really is the sunniest spot in the UK, beating other sun traps such as Jersey and Guernsey.
Apparently Eastbourne enjoyed almost 5.5 hours of sunshine A DAY last year. Blimey. Not what I remember from sitting on my kayak off the coast but I’ll let the town take the credit.
Perhaps not surprisingly Eastbourne is the fastest growing seaside resort attracting almost 5 million visitors last year.
I’ve just been booked by BBC Radio Jersey to have a chat live on their drivetime show with Philip Jupp at 5.20 today, so I’d better dash and work out what I’m going to say!