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Where Should I Go On Holiday? Year-round Climates [INFOGRAPHIC]

Where in the world can you go for some winter sun?

It’s the million-dollar question when it comes to booking a holiday – where should I go at this time of year? To help you find the answer, we’ve come up with an interactive tool that’ll tell you where’s hot, when. As well as average temperatures for the month you want to travel in, it covers details like hours of sunlight, rainfall and humidity levels. So you can choose a date – or a destination – based on the weather.

If you’re flying from the UK (December to March) and don’t want to go too far, your best bets for catching some sun is in North Africa or the Canary Islands. As you move into April, Southern Spain becomes quite attractive.  And by the time May comes around, suddenly the options are much wider, and remain so right through to October.

Weather Infographic
Click on the image above to launch the interactive version

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How To Use The Graphic

Start by choosing the month you want to travel in.


Then click and drag the sliders to pick your ideal temperature and hours of sunlight per day.






As you drag the sliders, you’ll notice cities – the pink dots on the map – disappear and reappear, depending on the ranges you set.


If you want to know more about any of the locations, click on the map to zoom in. Then you can hover over the dots for more details.

About The Research

The data for the graphic came from the BBC Weather site (e.g. BBC Weather – Paris).  BBC Weather is provided in association with the MET office (the UK’s national weather service).

In most cases, we were limited to providing details of the weather in major cities. But the graphic still shows patterns which will give you an idea of the warmest places to visit at the appropriate time of year.

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  1. elishastocks@btconnect.com' Elisha


    I am flying on Thursday 10th, I tried to check in online and it said there was an error.

    Any help?


    • janay.templeman@thomson.co.uk' Janay Templeman

      Hi Elisha, Please could you send your booking reference to us at cares@thomson.co.uk so we can look into this for you? ^Janay

  2. karenanne43@aol.com' Kate

    Can you tell me the length of your seat belts on your Orlando flights as I am a larger lady size 24 and worried about getting my belt on

    • janay.templeman@thomson.co.uk' Janay Templeman

      Hi Kate, Thank you for contacting us. The approximate seatbelt length on our aircrafts is 46″. I hope this helps. ^Janay

  3. jpholroyd@hotmail.com' JP Holroyd

    When will this be available on all android devices? IE HTC

    • janay.templeman@thomson.co.uk' Janay Templeman

      Hi JP, This should now be available on all devices. ^Janay

  4. lorna_patriciawilliams@yahoo.co.uk' Lorna

    Hi we are thinking of booking a trip with you to lanzarote from Birmingham on the 1st October , the flight info says that we will be flying on the Dreamliner is this right ? I thought it only flew to long haul destinations ?

    • janay.templeman@thomson.co.uk' Janay Templeman

      Hi Lorna, Yes this is correct. We are now using the Dreamliner on selected short haul destinations over the Summer. ^Janay

  5. alan.grant@prysmiangroup.com' alan grant

    flying premium econemy to Punta can tomorrow, does that allow me access to the airport lounges

    • janay.templeman@thomson.co.uk' Janay Templeman

      Hi Alan, We do offer free lounge access when you fly Premium with us. There should be more information on this attached to your eticket, ase you able to locate this? ^Janay

  6. irene.ken@talktalk.net' Irene Kendrick

    Hi do you supply the support socks recommended on long flights on the premium package

    • melanie.james@thomson.co.uk' Melanie James

      Hi Irene, This is not something we provide.

  7. coathamotis@aol.com' James Coatham

    I am travelling to Palma next Wednesday. I am unable to check in online and print my boarding passes using my iPad. This has never previously been a problem.
    We have contacted our local travel shop in Durham and the customer service has been less than helpful.
    This is not the service we expect. We have spent a considerable amount on Thompson and First Choice over the last 18 months and with a little more help will consider making further reservations in the future.
    Help and advice please !

    • melanie.james@thomson.co.uk' Melanie James

      Hi James, Are you receiving an error message when trying to check in?

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  9. annehanscomb@gmail.com' Ann

    i have booked premium seats but how do I get a voucher for the airport lounge
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    • melanie.james@thomson.co.uk' Melanie James

      Hi Ann, You will just need to show your boarding passes to obtain entry.

  10. debbiemylroie@yahoo.com' Debbie

    can you tell me which Beer and lager they serve on the thomson Dream we have the all inclusive package

    • melanie.james@thomson.co.uk' Melanie James

      Hi Debbie, We will have draught lager and also Boddingtons Draught, John Smith’s Extra Smooth, Guinness Draught, Heineken, Becks, Fosters, Budweiser and Corona. Please be asdvised that some will carry a charge.

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