APH compiles winter sun destinations

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Holiday companies including British Airways and Thomson are anticipating a bumper booking period for winter sun destinations from 6th January onwards due to the “New Year blues”. In order to help winter-sun-worshippers choose the right holiday destination, Airport Parking and Hotels has compiled a comparison of the top 18 long, medium and short-haul winter sun destinations.

 

DESTINATION FLIGHT
TIME (HOURS)
AVERAGE

TEMPERATURE
(˚C/˚F)

RAINFALL/
HUMIDITY (mm/%)
CLIMATE HOURS OF
SUNSHINE
TIME DIFFERENCE
(HOURS)

Long Haul

Capetown 12 23/73 20/75
  • Dry, warm summers
  • Mild winters
6 +2
Thailand 11-12 28/82 30/63
  • Tropical
  • Potential monsoon
9 +7
Mexico 11 23/73 56/79
  • Tropical
9 -6
The Maldives Under 11 28/82 50/82
  • Long dry days
  • Tropical
9 +5
Barbados 9-10 26/79 28/72
  • Tropical, dry climate
9 -4
Florida 9 22/72 56/72
  • Humid subtropical
8 +5
Kenya 9 27/81 20/80 Two climatic zones:

  • Warm temperate in the north
  • Tropical in the south
9 +3
Dubai 7 20/67 40/65
  • Hot desert climate
9 +4
Oman 7 22/72 30/32
  • Hot desert climate
11 +4

Medium Haul

Egypt 5 15/59 4.4/39
  • Arid desert climate
  • Hot or warm during the day, and cool at night
8.3 +2
Canary Islands 3 ½ to 4 ½ 18/64 30/68
  • Subtropical climate
  • Moderately warm winters
8.5 0
Morocco 3 ½ 14/57 40/64
  • Moderate, subtropical climate
  • Cooled by breezes from the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean
11 0
Madeira 3 ½ 16/61 80/80
  • Climate mimics that of the hot African regions
  • Enjoys year-round warm and dry weather
8 0

Short Haul

Cyprus 2 ½ 19/65 70/70
  • Subtropical climate – Mediterranean and Semi-arid type
  • Very mild winters
7 +2
Tunisia 2 ½ 14/57 60/62
  • Temperate in the north
  • Mild rainy winters
7 +1
Costa Del Sol 2 ½ 12/54 75/69
  • A typical Mediterranean climate
  • Mild, rainy winters
6 +1
Algarve 2 13/55 70/75
  • Temperate, Mediterranean climate
  • Low annual rainfall
  • Endless hours of sunshine
6 0
Majorca 2 10/50 40/85
  • Mediterranean climate
  • Mild and stormy winters
3 +1

 

*Based on averages for February
*For large land masses and groups of islands the figures are based on the average across a group of areas

 

APH makes every effort to ensure that the information provided is accurate at the time of collection and publishing but it is provided without any kind of warranty. APH accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of the information.

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