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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
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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. charli.samuelson93@hotmail.co.uk' Charlotte

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  2. stevenemmett@hotmail.com' Steven Emmett

    I want to book a holiday to Jamaica and following the booking trail I cannot see where the Premium Club option is. Can you help?

    Thank You Steven

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

      Hi Steven, Is this for flight only?

  3. paul.lowroad@btinternet.com' P Mycroft

    Shocking customer service – 8 days to respond to an email question
    I have just booked a holiday to Los Gigantes Hotel Tenerife and can’t even find out if they provide pool towels and hairdryer.
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