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View Poll Results: Which climate would you prefer: Vancouver, BC or Seoul, South Korea?
Vancouver 23 46.00%
Seoul 27 54.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-01-2011, 01:37 AM
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Hey all,
Which climate would you prefer and why?
Despite the much warmer summers, I'd still choose Vancouver I think overall because of the milder winters and also much drier summers. Seoul's summers are extremely wet by comparison.

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Old 08-01-2011, 01:48 AM
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Vancouver for cooler summers
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:55 AM
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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I choose Seoul. It's a true four season climate with a hot, humid summer and a cold, snowy winter. It's got it all -- heat, cold, snow, thunderstorms, pleasant autumn / spring days, heavy rain in summer, dry winters... all the hits, all the favorites.

Vancouver is rather boring by comparison. Besides, Seoul is warmer and sunnier on average. Also, consider that Vancouver is VERY wet during winter. While Seoul's winters are much colder they are very dry, which might make them feel just as mild.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:57 AM
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Vancouver. Seoul suffers horrendously humid summers (worse than Sydney's!) and the snowy winters aren't enough to compensate. Vancouver's surrounds (Whistler etc.) are snowier than Seoul anyhow, and for much longer. Summer temps in SW BC are pretty much perfect, comfortable temps and fine weather to enjoy the long days.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:03 AM
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Call me a Seoul Man!

I know people who moved there from Toronto.
They said April through October, it's NEVER cold.
By March, it is reliably much warmer than their winter, which is already typically mildish.
In summer it is never cool.
Their annual sunshine stats are also good.
Why give up a long, proper, perfect-for-warmth summer for a short, tepid summer?
Anything Canadian is disgusting by comparison, imho.
I HATE long cool spells in summer, especially followed by even cooler autumn temps.

Yes their winters have severe spells nearly as cold as Toronto,
but their winters are only about half as long, and most days MUCH milder than Toronto.

I would actually compare Seoul Korea closely to Washington DC,
with winters being a tad harsher, and summers a touch muggier/rainier.

I could see myself living in Korea,
putting up with a lousy Nov-Mar
for a stellar June-Sep and a pleasant Apr-May and Oct.

In Canada, the four seasons go like this:

- Nightmare (winter)
- Nasty (spring)
- Blah (summer)
- Nasty (autumn)
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:29 AM
Location: USA East Coast
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Seoul beats Vancouver easily.

Winters ARE cold in Seoul, (colder than Boston or Indianapolis in the USA, for example), and Vancouver gains points from Dec – through March because it’s warmer. Yet, winters in Seoul have more sunshine than Vancouver, so that balances it out to a tie. However, once April comes, Seoul pulls ahead fast with warmer weather. By deep summer (June, July, Aug, and Sept), Seoul is almost 10 F warmer than Vancouver. Add in that Seoul is near 37 latitude - about 700 miles further south than Vancouver, so you get a good strong sun angle in Seoul all year, as opposed to the weaker sun up in NW Canada near 50 latitude.

Too me it's all about mean temps...and Seoul has three months that have mean temps over 70 F (21 C)...while Vancouver has none. Even the warmest two months in NW Canada struggle to get even above 60 F (15 C):

SEOUL: SEOUL CITY/AP, SOUTH KOREA Weather History and Climate Data

VANCOUVER: VANCOUVER INT. AIR- PORT,, CANADA Weather History and Climate Data

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Old 08-01-2011, 05:42 AM
Location: Buxton, England
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Seoul is my choice because it gets much hotter and humider summers, and the winters aren't much colder than Vanouver.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:12 AM
Location: Katy, Texas
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Seoul. Winters are a bit colder, but it warms up much faster and has warmer summers then Vancouver.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:34 AM
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Seoul is 11 degrees south of Vancouver, so there is hardly any comparison possible between them, they are not in the same climatic zones.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:13 AM
Location: MN
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Another tough one. 165 days of precipitation is just too much, but so is 15 inches of rain in July! Seoul winters look nice (though not wintry) but the other seasons are awful. I guess I'll vote for Vancouver.
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