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View Poll Results: Which would you find more tolerable?
Bognor Regis 4 40.00%
Heathrow 6 60.00%
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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Default Climate Battle: Sunniest or Warmest(summer)

If you were condemned to living in the UK, which climate would you choose?

The warmest summers tend to occur in the Thames Valley in most years, the sunniest weather is on the Central South Coast.

Bognor Regis 1971-2000
Mean July High 20.5c/69f
Record High: 31.0c/88f
Record Low: -9.4c/15f
Sunshine: 1903 hours
Bognor Regis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Slough(Heathrow) 1971-2000
Mean July High 23.1c/74f
Record High: 37.9c/100f
Record Low: -13.2c/8f
Sunshine: 1572 hours
Slough - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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They're both very nice, but the difference in temperature is too minimal. So based on sunshine, I'll go with Heathrow.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Bognor
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Bognor without hestitation ("below par" is a lot better than "very poor" in my sunshine terms, though it should be noted that the Heathrow average 1981-2010 is about 1612 hours, improving that to "poor").
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Bognor. London's hardly tropical enough to warrant less sun.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Actually, Heathrow, since it gets colder in winter
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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I chose Bognor. I wonder if although the shaded thermometer reads lower there the average ambient non-shaded temperature is actually higher than at Heathrow because of the extra sunshine? Plus, 1903 hours sounds a hell of a lot of sunshine to somebody like me who's pleased with this year getting above 1600. The only drawback would be the longer waits between anything more than a marginal snow event.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Bognor by a mile...
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