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Old 02-11-2012, 03:16 PM
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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For me I found a forecast of 34/20 C or 34/21 C to be ideal.

That's about 93-95 F for the high and 68-71 F for the low.
Typically this comes with a dewpoint around 9-15 C / 48-59 F here.
Usually that means afternoon humidity no greater than 35%.
It also means 25-29 C/ 77-84 F becomes possible just after sunset.
Sweat-wise, I'd sweat half as much as I would in Toronto when they hit 32-33 C (90-93 F)

I like it because even the shade temperature is very warm,
however it's not excessive so that I can go without a drink for 1-2 hrs easily.
So it's kinda hot, but not really.

Mornings at 20-21 C are warmer than we'd expect, even on a hot day
but sometimes we get a smaller diurnal range in hot weather.
Sunrise on this kind of day is cool, but not really.

A day like that, I approach but never exceed my optimal range on this kind of day.

but to get this kind of day I hope for high temperatures to exceed the average by 3-6 C and the low temperatures 2-5 C above average.
(coastal locations average 28/19 C and just east of Perth's downtown is 31/17 C for their warmest month)
A lot of people here don't even like Perth's normal summer weather.

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Old 02-11-2012, 03:51 PM
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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A perfect summer day here would be 55-65F and sunny all day (and most of the night! ). This would be most common in June or July, but possible May-early September.

A perfect winter day would be 20-30F and sunny, with a foot or two of new snow on the ground. This would be most common in February or March, but possible November-early April.

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Old 02-11-2012, 04:41 PM
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Perfect summer day would be 28 degrees C in the summer.. not higher though because of the high humidity.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:01 PM
Location: France
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The odd near 30C and humid day we get in late spring, with the first intense stormy outbreak in the evening. Can't wait for that, I hope it happens this year. In recent years it usually was around May 25.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:29 PM
Location: London, UK
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In Nice :

A warmer than usual, early July day with a low of 23C, high of 30C, 14 hours of blue sky, light winds and 9:15pm sunset. P-e-r-f-e-c-t.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:40 PM
Location: New York City
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In NYC, a late spring/early summer day in low 80sF with low humidity, clear blue sky, and a gentle breeze.

Alternatively, I also like a humid summer day, right after an afternoon thunderstorm. As the sun is breaking through the clouds, you can sometimes see steam coming off the pavement. Temperatures are in around 80F as the thunderstorm cools things down a bit.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:24 PM
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Originally Posted by ColdCanadian View Post
For me I found a forecast of 34/20 C or 34/21 C to be ideal.
Your lucky, our average last month in Perth was right on your ideal.

Perth, WA - January 2012 - Daily Weather Observations

I find average Perth summer highs of 30C/16C (86F/61F) to be nice. Probably my ideal would be spring weather with nice cool nights something like 27C/9C (81F/48F).
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:23 PM
Location: Western Massachusetts
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If I had to choose, my favorite day would be a partly cloudy in the upper 70s, morning in the mid 50s, and perhaps a short rainstorm early in the night just around bedtime.

But my best weather day I can think of was a completely clear brilliant blue sky August day in upstate NY, with a high of 88F and a low of 60F (dew point probably in the mid, maybe high 50s). You could feel heat but it wasn't oppressive. Got out of my office a bit before 6 and bicycle to a nearby lake and went swimming.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:16 AM
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Here in Vancouver.. my favourite was a record breaking day back in 2009.
The high temperature for that day was 34C and the low was 21C.. low humidity.. sunny and clear the whole day. I wasn't working at that time and so I went to the beach and spent the whole day there... Perfect
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:22 AM
Location: Leeds, UK
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One day back in April 2011 when the maximum temperature was 23.2C / 73.7F and the minimum was 6.6C / 43.8F, sunny blue skies all day with the odd cloud floating by, no breeze, low humidity (44%) and low dew points (9C/48F).. perfect.. if only it could have happened in summer instead
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