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Old 02-06-2012, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Vancouver,BC
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What Are the Wettest Cities (Places) in the World? - Top 10 List |

and people complain about Vancouver's weather? Ha!
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Oakville, ON
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Aren't those single rainfall records, not annual?

Besides, in Vancouver it's not so much the amount of rain that's the problem, it's the frequency.

Vancouver would not score well on a study that recorded lack of sunshine hours.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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Same comparisons happen down here south of the border with Seattle vs many other cities. Sure many other cities get more annual rainful in inches/cm's, but what people don't understand is that out here we just get rain more often- light, drizzly rain all day long does not add up to much. A city on the prairies or east coast can get a thunderstorm that moves through, only raining for 20 minutes but dropping as much rain as you get in VAN in an entire month.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Athens, Attica
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What Are the Wettest Cities (Places) in the World? - Top 10 List |

and people complain about Vancouver's weather? Ha!
Obviously you don't or haven't lived in Vancouver. My friend, if you were to live a November, December, January and February, quite possibly a March and see the sun at the beginning of April, you come back and Ha! us. When I lived there, BC Medical had taken into consideration the higher number of depressed people due to the lack of sun and allowed solarium visits on BC Medical. Which medical system gives you free solarium visits to combat depression due to the lack of sun? It is not the inches of rain per year which once again vary in Metro/Greater Vancouver but please be realistic. It is a very Gray or Grey city. It is consistently raining even though it might not amount to much in comparison to some of the cities on the lists you're referring to. The motto: "You don't tan in Vancouver ...You Rust".....in all honesty is true. Start keeping an honest to God tab of the weather and you'll see that on Canadian terms, it is "mild" but at a cost. And that cost is a lack of sunshine and liberal amounts of rainy days. And yes, it has a drier season, but an honest Vancouverite will always tell you that dry weather is certainly not the norm. Heck, just look around you. It is super green and it is probably the only city where water charges are minimal cause there is so much of it. But it is still a good looking city but not weather wise.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Athens, Attica
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EXACTLY ! Thank You ! You said it in three sentences and I said it in 103 ~!
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Same comparisons happen down here south of the border with Seattle vs many other cities. Sure many other cities get more annual rainful in inches/cm's, but what people don't understand is that out here we just get rain more often- light, drizzly rain all day long does not add up to much. A city on the prairies or east coast can get a thunderstorm that moves through, only raining for 20 minutes but dropping as much rain as you get in VAN in an entire month.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:52 AM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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Amount isn't everything.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Old Toronto, Canada
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As someone pointed out, amount is not as important as frequency. Maybe we should compare sunshine hours in all cities.

Vancouver: 1928
Toronto: 2038
Montreal: 2029
Ottawa: 2061
Calgary: 2405
Annual Sunshine in Canadian Cities - Current Results

In the US:
Phoenix: 3872
Miami 3154
Boston 2623
Chicago 2508
NYC: 2535

Even Seattle: 2170 (the lowest on the list) has considerable more sunshine than Vancouver
Average Annual Sunshine in US Cities - Current Results

Unfortunately, the rumor is true - Vancouver's weather is pretty horrible if one likes the sun.There is actually hardly any major city which has less sunshine than Vancouver.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:46 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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I hate the sun. Vancouver is a dream come true. But it's true that its rainfall total is only about like Tennessee. It can drizzle and light rain all day and add up to 0.20" of rain, while a severe-thunderstorm day in TN can have 2" or more of rain on occasion.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:18 AM
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Location: SW London
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Most people in Europe and the US think the same with London, that it rains all the time. It's actually slightly drier than San Francisco. Rain falls on 140 days per year (Sydney and Paris have more rainy days) and usually not for more than 30-60 mins. It does only get 1630 hours of sunshine but that's not much less than Paris, and more than all the other NW Europe capitals.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Stupid list - merely a record of top daily rainfalls. Annual averages would mean more. But as so many have already said, frequency is also very important.
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