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View Poll Results: Rate the Climate - Manaus, Brazil
A 3 12.00%
B 3 12.00%
C 5 20.00%
D 3 12.00%
F 11 44.00%
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Cloudchurch, Subantarctica
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It's really too bad much of Africa is dangerous, poverty stricken, and/or politically unstable. It's chocked full of dream-climates like Kigali in Rwanda:

Rwanda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
True. There are so many gorgeous climates in Africa. The entire continent from Cape Town to Morocco is a veritable smorgasbord of fantastic climates. No other continent offers good climates over the entirety of its latitudinal range in my view. Very underrated IMO.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Paris
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Regarding the above discussion about deep tropical climates, I have to disagree. I spent around half a year in Singapore and loved each day of it. Never felt cold, seldom felt too warm and loved the impressive thunderstorms. There's also plenty of very bright sunshine, and I like the absolutely constant day length. I went to Hong Kong a few times during that period and conversely felt really uncomfortable in windy 15°C weather (it was in Jan/Feb) and I was every time relieved weatherwise when I came back to Singapore and its moist, warm air. And everything that has been said about deadly animals and so on is simply irrelevant in such a developed, high tech metropolis.

My point is, some people like me actually enjoy the equator.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Well, though they're not my ideal, I can't deny places like Singapore would be great for me. I can imagine I'd get bored but I don't think I'd grow uncomfortable.

I just spent a summer in Cairo with no AC, and the temperature inside my apartment stayed almost constantly 34-36 throughout the July to mid-August period, even at 5AM. I still love heat; I still love summer.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Regarding the above discussion about deep tropical climates, I have to disagree. I spent around half a year in Singapore and loved each day of it. Never felt cold, seldom felt too warm and loved the impressive thunderstorms. There's also plenty of very bright sunshine, and I like the absolutely constant day length. I went to Hong Kong a few times during that period and conversely felt really uncomfortable in windy 15°C weather (it was in Jan/Feb) and I was every time relieved weatherwise when I came back to Singapore and its moist, warm air. And everything that has been said about deadly animals and so on is simply irrelevant in such a developed, high tech metropolis.

My point is, some people like me actually enjoy the equator.
Well I can't comment on Singapore, but when my family lived in South Florida, they had to be on the lookout for snakes getting into their homes, pools, etc. They didn't exactly live in the middle of nowhere. Mold as well is a very real problem, especially when the power is out for several days following a hurricane. Oh and the mosquitos can be relentless. Granted, these problems exist outside of tropical and subtropical climates, but it seemed especially prevalent in Florida.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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I wonder at what dew point does mold start becoming an issue (outside of basements, of course)
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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I wonder if people who complain of Florida mosquitos have visited some of the swampy, northern parts of Canada during blackfly season. Biting insects are far from a tropical problem; in fact the worst I've seen as in PEI, of all places. ( Now, I'll give you that there aren't any bitey things in the cold season, but for a warmth-lover like me, I don't want to go out in that season anyway. )

As for mold, it is a problem is any wet climate. Google Vancouver's leaky condo crisis ( which was as much about leaks as it was the horrors that grew up after ). Funnily enough, while Googling it, it seems New Zealand had the exact same thing!

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I think the warm mold growth conditions in warmer climates are offset by the fact that rain dries quicker there, too; the long, persistent wet of oceanic climates makes great mold habitat.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Yes mold is a serious problem here. I even have some friends who had to evacuate their building temporarily because the mold got so bad that it was rotting the drywall and they had to renovate huge areas of the outside of the building. It goes to show that mold is not just a hot and humid climate problem but any humid climate problem.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: sevilla-España
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A densely populated area near Equator, the island of Java, with an extension similar to Alabama

JAVA

Area 128,297 km2 (49,535.7 sq mi)

Population 138 million (as of 2011)

ALABAMA

Area Ranked 30th in the U.S.

- Total 52,419 sq mi
135,765 km2


Population Ranked 23rd in the U.S.

- Total 4,779,736 (2010)[1]
4,447,100 (2000)

Java - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 11-09-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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The conditions conducive to mold and bug problems last much longer in South Florida than it does in places like Canada (maybe with exception to the PSW). I've been in Maine during the summer and while the black flies can be a nightmare, it's only for a couple months. These issues prevail in South FL for more than half a year.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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The conditions conducive to mold and bug problems last much longer in South Florida than it does in places like Canada (maybe with exception to the PSW). I've been in Maine during the summer and while the black flies can be a nightmare, it's only for a couple months. These issues prevail in South FL for more than half a year.
In Vancouver and the west coast winter is the worst mold season. Summer dries out considerably, though it's rarely 100% dry in the rainier areas ( i.e. up against the mountains ).

Does Florida actually get blackflies? I thought it was just mosquitos down there.
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