Mapping hours of direct sunlight in Wellington City

Ever wondered where to find the sunniest spots in your city? This interactive map shows the yearly average number of hours of direct sunlight received in a day and a breakdown for mornings and afternoons in Wellington City.

The hours of direct sunlight are calculated using a fine one meter resolution data elevation model combined with building footprint polygons (data sourced from Wellington City Council) and compared with the relative sun position through the year.

For a day, the average hours of direct sunlight range from 0 (dark) to 12h (light yellow).
For mornings and afternoons, it ranges from 0 to 6h .