While in arid areas many fine days are expected, it is interesting that in may localities
portraying this habitat, there are many shady days, with most months having less than 5 sunny days. I am unsure
of the definition of ‘clear’ days used, but never the less the persistence of cloud cover is interesting. It is
not to be said that heavy shade is required for culture, but it is fair to day that some protection from the bright
midday sun experienced in this country appears necessary.