New Thomson Interactive Weather Map Tells You Where is Hot and When in Europe

December 22nd, 2011 - 10:53 am ET by Business Wire

Thomson holidays has launched a new interactive graphic which quickly and easily tells you where’s hot when by mapping out most major European cities by their climate. The map allows users to define which ...

Thomson holidays has launched a new interactive graphic which quickly and easily tells you where’s hot when by mapping out most major European cities by their climate.

The map allows users to define which month they would like to travel in, along with a sliding temperature and sunlight filter. The map then displays places within these criteria, along with other details like hours of sunlight, rainfall and humidity levels, when the user holds the mouse over each city.

If someone is looking to fly from the UK between December and March but doesn’t want to go too far, then the best bets for catching some sun is in North Africa or the Canary Islands. As it moves into April, Southern Spain becomes quite attractive. Suddenly the options become much wider by the time May comes around and they remain so right through to October.

The climate data used to build this covers 70 cities and 36 countries in Europe. Sources for it were extracted from BBC Weather and the MET office (the UK’s national weather service).

Thomson says, "It’s the million-dollar question when it comes to booking a holiday – where should I go at this time of year? To help find the answer, we’ve decided to build an interactive tool that makes it quick and easy to find exactly what you’re looking for."

You can view the map here: http://www.thomson.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/infographic/weathermap-v8/index.html#0MToxMnwtNDA6NDB8SmFu

More details about it can be found here: http://www.thomson.co.uk/blog/2011/12/where-should-i-go-on-holiday-infographic/#.TudcBEOse2A

Notes to Editors

You are free to republish the graphic, Thomson.co.uk ask that if possible, please can you credit them with a followed link back to either the original blog postmain graphic or home page

To embed the infographic, use the following code:

<a href="/redirect.html?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thomson.co.uk%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Finfographic%2Fweathermap-v8%2Findex.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.thomson.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/infographic/thomsonWeatherThumb.png" border="0" width="500px" height="330px" /></a><br /><span style="font-size: 12px;">Click image to open interactive version (via <a href="/redirect.html?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thomson.co.uk%2F">Thomson Holidays</a>).</span>

Thomson offers a great range of cheap holidays, Luxury Holidays, All Inclusive Holidays (FC), package holidays and more.

If you require a print ready version, please email Lexi Mills lexi.mills@distilled.co.uk

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Source(s) : Thomson