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Unread 02-15-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: The Shire
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Everywhere has their own definition of summer and winter. This year in the UK some places had flowers growing in January because December was so mild.. not normal, no, but it happens.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 07:46 AM
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Location: Surrey
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Snowdrops and daffodils usually flower in January.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: The Shire
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Not here they don't. Even after the mild December, nothing is growing.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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well, i guess everyone haves a different definition of spring according to where we live. One thing is what i would like spring to be, and the other is what spring really is.

Spring in BA:

Early spring: really nice and comfortable temperatures. Highs usually above 20c, lows arround 15c. Usually sunny. Typical day will be a 23 c day and a 15 c night. Great weather!

Late spring: uncomfortable and too hot. Days above 30c, nights around 20c. This will be december in BA, when heatwaves and normal. Temps can reach 35-38c (100f) and heatwaves and heat alerts are a normal ocurrence this past years. Awful weather.


So, basically early spring haves nice weather and late spring is like summer (aka hell).
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Unread 02-15-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Paris
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^^ Maybe we should stick to meteorological seasons, i.e. spring from September 1st to November 30th. December would be part of summer.
Based on meteorological seasons, early Spring in BA is like late spring in Paris, while late Spring in BA is like July and August overhere.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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^^ Maybe we should stick to meteorological seasons, i.e. spring from September 1st to November 30th. December would be part of summer.
oh, ok, what are meteorological seasons? i didnt know about that.


The definitions woudl not differ much, maybe a bit colder in early september, but september does have lovely temps here, the highs and lows will be maybe between 10c and 20c.

And late november is also very hot here, like this november when we had terrible heatwave second half of november. First part of november is nice, though, but second part is prone to heatwaves and temps over 30c.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Paris
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You just basically lump months by three. Unless there is a significant seasonal lag, they stick to the temperatures better than astronomical seasons in temperate climes. In BA they seem to work very well.

Spring: September, October and November
Summer: December, January and February
Autumn: March, April and May
Summer: June, July and August
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Unread 02-15-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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You just basically lump months by three. Unless there is a significant seasonal lag, they stick to the temperatures better than astronomical seasons in temperate climes. In BA they seem to work very well.

Spring: September, October and November
Summer: December, January and February
Autumn: March, April and May
Summer: June, July and August

I agree with all except for summer. Summer will be : december, january, february AND March. March and december are almost identical in temperatures, and cant even be compared with april or may. March is a very hot month and it couldnt be consider Autumn or nothing near it, not even in Venus.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Meteorological seasons I think divide the year into 4 quarters-- the hottest 3 months are the summer and the coldest 3 months are the winter.

Spring is the 3 months between the winter and summer, and autumn is the 3 months between the summer and winter.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: The Shire
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Yup.. it's easier to gather statistics that way

In Sweden, winter is defined by, I think, 7 consecutive days with average temperatures below freezing.. I think it may be less days but it's definitely something similar.. so in some winters, winter in say Stockholm doesn't arrive until January!!! (these are in very mild winters though)
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