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    I like cold winters with lots of snow and mild summers. I really miss Oregon sometimes.


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    By the way, which city is wetter New-York or Seattle? According to Wikipedia Boston, New York and Philadelphia get much higher precipitation than Seattle.
    Definition of "wetter" is important though. Seattle get many more days of precipitation, therefore the ground is wet more often. A lot of people don't realize that Seattle doesn't represent the North West climate very well, because its in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains.

    Ideal in my mind would be 27C July highs, at least 30 thunderstorms a years with a half dozen severe, and short snowy winters. Pennsylvania and Maryland were pretty close.
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    I like cloudy days. I hate the cold and hate the sun. The sun and I constantly fight, ugh I just cannot stand a wide sunny day. Which is ironic from where I live, but I also hate all that snow and sudden change of climate the east side of the US offers. London climate would be perfect if it were not for those random rainy days, though I admit to preferring them over the sun in my face weather.
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    I think a comfortable climate is when precipitation stand for 500-600 mm annually and equally distributed throughout a year.
    Equally distributed throughout the year? I don't think so. That's London's climate.

    If you'd really like comfortable temperatures and rainfall in those amounts, look at Mediterranean style climates - warm to hot summers, mild to occasionally cold winters, snow in some years but not others. The biggest issue is really the geography of the place in question. You need to be close to the sea to moderate the temperatures, provide sea breezes on hotter days, and give you some warning of approaching wind and rain. For the best variety of conditions, it'd be handy to have mountains nearby so you can live a few winter weeks in a "real" winter if that's what you want. New Zealand, Italy, Spain, Tasmania sound like ideal spots - except for the even rainfall. Most Mediterranean cultures have, quite sensibly, developed appropriate water storage and irrigation approaches to deal with the fact that most water falls in winter.

    And, by the way, there are great advantages to dry months or seasons. I've always favoured autumn as my preferred season here. The worst of the summer heat is gone, the soil is dry enough that you don't need a picnic rug to keep out the damp, only the dirt, even if the grass is green from irrigation or an occasional summer shower. The days are long, warm and mostly dry - unsurprisingly, that's the season we have our arts and comedy and film festivals and show off our food and wine as well.
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    Coastal San Diego is pretty close. 300mm of rain a year near the coast. More in the mountains.

    Julian might be to your liking - 625mm rain, temp range 12-30C daytime, 2-15C nighttime. Very occasional snow.
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    This OP is more a general question about personal preferences than a science one.
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    Warm but cloudy. So I can strip off yet not have to worry about sun cream.
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    I absolutely love the sunshine. A perfect day, for me, is 65 and blue skies.
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    The islands like Hawaii, Fiji and Tahiti would be my recommendations for they are all very comfortable to live in.

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    WAY too hot. 80+ is out of the question. When summer hits here in Indy and it's 95 with high humidity, I run for the shadows like a vampire.
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    Hawaii’s trade winds mean there is almost always a cooling breeze here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    Hawaii’s trade winds mean there is almost always a cooling breeze here.
    I've been there. It was too hot for me. Same for the Caribbean. Just not my cup of tea. I'd rather be in an old growth forest in the Pacific Northwest USA slogging through mud. I always preferred beaches like Lincoln and Cannon when I went to the coast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    The islands like Hawaii, Fiji and Tahiti would be my recommendations for they are all very comfortable to live in.

    That is a beautiful site. Why do certain places on earth look like paradise and others look like shit hole mud infested waters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah40 View Post
    That is a beautiful site. Why do certain places on earth look like paradise and others look like shit hole mud infested waters?
    Cause we're not the only animals on this planet. Something that, to you, looks like shit hole mud infested waters is paradise to a frog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah40 View Post
    That is a beautiful site. Why do certain places on earth look like paradise and others look like shit hole mud infested waters?
    Different soils and conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah40 View Post
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    The islands like Hawaii, Fiji and Tahiti would be my recommendations for they are all very comfortable to live in.

    That is a beautiful site. Why do certain places on earth look like paradise and others look like shit hole mud infested waters?

    To many humans anywhere will eventually screw the environment up no matter how green they make it.
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    The southernmost state of Brazil, Rio Grande Do Sul, looks good to me, though it is a stitch too hot. I prefer having summer in the December months and winter in the June months, so my ideal climate would most likely be in the southern hemisphere, which is not where I live.
    Isn't somebody here from Yukon? A place like that would be great in the summer, but I don't feel like moving every six months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anticorncob28 View Post
    Isn't somebody here from Yukon?
    Sheherazade, if I'm not mistaken. I think she's still shoveling snow with a 20 ton caterpillar.
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    - Mid, no wind, 15 degrees C

    - warm, 32 degrees C, light wind, no humidity

    I hate snow, should be outlawed everywhere...
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    Around 27 degrees celcius, with small occational gusts of wind that is just enough to cool you without freezing, in a frequency that occurs just about the time you start feeling too hot.

    Also midwinter with heavy, heavy mist preventing you from seeing further than 10 meters, with absolute silence. A feeling of solitude as if the whole world had died and you were the lone survivor.
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    After living on Fuerteventura for two years -where you can't tell the difference between seasons at all- I've come to love my atlantic climate in NW Spain.

    You get a bit of everything there -and lots of rain- but my favourites are clear blue days, especially in the cold months.



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