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Old 04-06-2016, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Edinburgh's summer is almost as cold as its winter, lol, no thanks, now that's a fail!
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:58 AM
 
Location: In transition
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I'd take Edinburgh over anywhere east of the Rockies in Canada. It is a cold climate but at least it's consistent and doesn't get much snow in the winter.
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:04 AM
 
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I'd take Edinburgh over anywhere east of the Rockies in Canada. It is a cold climate but at least it's consistent and doesn't get much snow in the winter.
It is snowing in Toronto as we speak
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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It's 8 degrees in Edinnburgh, Scotland right now.


It will be 11 there tomorrow.


But that might be their high for a cooler day in mid-July too.


Pick your poison.
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:17 AM
 
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It's 8 degrees in Edinnburgh, Scotland right now.


It will be 11 there tomorrow.


But that might be their high for a cooler day in mid-July too.


Pick your poison.
A perpetual spring for me is better than 6 months of freezing temperatures where snow is possible from November to April.
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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A perpetual spring for me is better than 6 months of freezing temperatures where snow is possible from November to April.
No thanks!
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:49 AM
 
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It's 8 degrees in Edinnburgh, Scotland right now.


It will be 11 there tomorrow.


But that might be their high for a cooler day in mid-July too.


Pick your poison.
average high is about 19 for Edinburgh in the summer, but on a cooler day, you might be right.
As someone who is not particularly fond of hot summer, I will pick the less extreme.


Maybe it is a Canadian thing: people seem to romantize summer and hot direct sunshine, look forward to it every year, as if that's the best time of the year. I happen to disagree. I find the most pleasant temperature to be between 20 and 25 degrees, not 26 to 30 degree, not to mention above 30. 35+ is hellish. I hate to have to put on sunscreen every day and constantly have to choose to walk on the side with shades. I don't want to be all sweaty after walking for only 20 minutes either.


Edinburgh's summer does seem to be a bit on the cool side, but I wouldn't mind too much if the alternative is 4 months of brutal winter and endless snow slush.


I also do not think California kind of weather is perfect. Too hot and too much sun. When I live there, the endless burning sun just becomes boring and uncomfortable. You park your car for 30 minutes and come back to the burning steering wheel and hot air in your face. Of course that's far better than Ontario/Quebec overall, but looking back, it is not that fantastic. And the dryness doesn't help either when it comes to greenery.


In fact, if Vancouver receives half of the rain between Oct and March, that would be my type of weather in North America. What I hate is not the amount the rain, but the number of rainy days. I prefer a few days with downpour than 20 days of drizzle. In Europe, Lisbon seems to have pretty good weather overall, so does Mediterranean cities such as Nice or Barcelona. If average temperature is over 30 in the summer (sounds appealing, huh?), that is already quite hot (Shanghai, Madrid for example) - I had enough of that. The AC needs to be one 24/7, otherwise you can't even sleep or breathe.


One thing I always found laughable is Canadians tend to talk about Florida with envy as if that's the place with perfect weather. Miami is 33C on average between June to Sep, better than our -15 or -20 in winter, but I don't call that nice weather.
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:51 AM
 
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A perpetual spring for me is better than 6 months of freezing temperatures where snow is possible from November to April.
I would dream of living in a city where every day the temperature is 15-25C. Is there such a place?
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:56 AM
 
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I would dream of living in a city where every day the temperature is 15-25C. Is there such a place?
Hawaii is warmer than that but it rarely gets steaming hot. Always comfortably warm.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:06 AM
 
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Hawaii is warmer than that but it rarely gets steaming hot. Always comfortably warm.
Honolulu is above 30C for five months of the year. that's too hot for me. Of course there are cooler places, but no other big cities on the islands. If I can stomach 30C+ that long, California is far better. Wait, in fact, Santa Monica with 11-18 in Dec-Feb, and 17-22 in July/Aug, I might just have found the closet one - except I already left it years ago.
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