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If Daylight Savings already has you down thanks to these long, dark, sad nights, then maybe it’s time to book a vacation to one of the sunniest places on Earth.
As the Seattle Post-Intelligencer explained, those looking for a bit more sunshine in their lives may want to head to one of two very distinct and different places: the American Southwest and northeastern Africa.
Both of these regions, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, register high on the “Sunshine Hours” index by the World Meteorological Association. This means both locations don’t experience a lot of clouds, fog, rain, or have geographic features such as high mountains that would limit light. The locations also have longer days filled with visible light (not counting the light before sunrise and after sunset).
Looking for the absolute sunniest spot? That title belongs to the U.S. city of Yuma, Arizona, which according to the association receives more than 4,000 sunlight hours per year. Additionally, Yuma also averages 11 sunny hours per day throughout the year.
The southeastern United States is facing the risk for damaging thunderstorms this weekend.
A pattern of persistent downpours, beginning with a rainstorm this weekend is likely to disrupt travel, hinder outdoor plans and projects and put summer heat on hold in the Northeast into early August.
Gusty winds caused blowing dust to sweep across the Las Vegas area on Saturday, creating dangerous conditions for travelers.
Near-record heat will set the stage for a heightened risk of wildfires in the southwestern United States, including Southern California, next week.
The intense record heat baking the south-central United States is expected to get trimmed back early next week, but a sweep of refreshing air is not on the horizon.
A deadly heat wave is expected to continue into early week across Japan as Ampil bypasses the region to the south.
An uptick in monsoon rainfall is expected to heighten the flood threat across eastern and northern India this week.