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From Dubai to Palm Springs: these are the places to get married with the best weather

Planning a destination wedding can be slightly overwhelming, from deciding the location to the little details. New research by Strictly Weddings reveals which locations have the best weather for your big day.
The study looked at the average annual temperature, daily sunshine hours and monthly precipitation score, to give each destination a wedding weather score, with Dubai being named the location with the best weather for a wedding, with a score of 9.31/10.
The Wedding Destinations with the Best Weather

Rank

Destination

Country

Average Annual Temperature (°C)

Average Daily Sunshine Hours

Average Monthly Precipitation (mm)

Wedding Weather Score/10

1

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

28

10

0.0

9.31

2

Palm Springs

United States

24

11

1.2

8.51

3

Ibiza

Spain

19

10

8.0

7.13

4

Honolulu

United States

26

9

11.3

7.01

5

Los Cabos

Mexico

26

10

26.2

6.90

6

Marrakech

Morocco

21

9

2.5

6.78

7

Montego Bay

Jamaica

27

9

25.5

6.67

8

Bridgetown

Barbados

26

9

22.1

6.32

9

Cancun

Mexico

26

9

32.0

5.75

10

Santorini

Greece

19

10

33.7

5.63

  • Dubai is named the location with the best weather for a wedding, with a weather wedding score of 9.3/10. This is due to the average temperature of a whopping 28 degrees and an average of 10 daily sunshine hours.

  • Two of the top five cities are in the US, with Palm Springs ranked in second place with a wedding weather score of 8.5/10. The Hawaiian city of Honolulu also ranked in fourth place with a wedding weather score of 7/10.

  • Quite surprisingly, the European partying capital of Ibiza ranks in third place, with a wedding weather score of 7.13/10. This is due to the city having 11 average daily sunshine hours, the biggest of every city in the study.

  • Getting married in Mexico is also a relatively safe bet, with the resort of Los Cabos ranking fifth with a wedding weather score of 6.9/10, and the popular tourist destination Cancun ranking ninth, with a wedding weather score of 5.75/10.

  • If you’re thinking of a European destination wedding. Ibiza, Marrakech and Santorini are predicted to have the best weather on your big day, with all three destinations featuring in the top ten wedding weather destinations.

The Wedding Destinations with the Worst Weather

Rank

Destination

Country

Average Annual Temperature (°C)

Average Daily Sunshine Hours

Average Monthly Precipitation (mm)

Wedding Weather Score/10

30

London

United Kingdom

12

4

49.7

1.15

29

Dublin

Ireland

10

4

41.1

1.26

28

Paris

France

12

5

49.1

1.49

27

French Riviera

France

16

7

61.2

1.95

26

New York City

United States

13

8

51.5

2.64

  • The rainy UK capital of London was ranked as the worst wedding weather location, with the low average annual temperature of twelve degrees, only 4 daily sunshine hours and the whopping 49.7mm average monthly precipitation.

  • Paris, the infamous city of love, was actually ranked as one of the worst locations for wedding weather, ranking 28th out of 30 cities. This is due to the high average monthly precipitation of 49.1 mm.

  • New York City, popular for wedding elopement, was also ranked as one of the worst wedding weather locations, ranking 26th. Again, most likely due to the average monthly precipitation of 51.5mm.

This article was sourced from a media release sent by Emilie Fern of Digitaloft
Photo by Emma Bauso

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