Deciding where to go on holiday in the UK? This surprising area has more sunshine than Cornwall

The Shetland Islands had more sunshine than Cornwall last month, according to new figures from the Met Office.

Heavy rain throughout July saw Hampshire getting 118 per cent more than its average rainfall for the month and the UK as a whole 22 per cent more.

Northern Ireland was the region with the most rainfall with 4.45 inches – 39 per cent above its monthly average.

Although temperatures have been close to average in most places, some areas have been wetter, mainly due to thunderstorms in the south.

Northern Ireland saw a mixture of sunshine and shower, with above average sun with only Scotland also exceeding its July average.

Shetland saw more sunshine than Cornwall in July, which is only the eighth time this has happened since records began in 1929.

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