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Old 01-14-2013, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Right now I think it's the best time to think about summer.

An ideal day would have a max of 27-28C/81-82F and a min of 17C/63F. Humidity around 50%. Abundant sunshine and a small, gentle westerly breeze. 6am temp should be like 21C/68F and 9pm around 23C/73F slowly going down to 17C at 2am.

A summer month should be 3/4 parts warm, a bit hot at times, and 1/4 part colder with some rain and a couple thunderstorms. For the warmer parts steady 25-30C/77-86F temps, with 7-9 days with highs around 32C/90F, and lows around 21C.
I don't think I've ever experienced 40C/104F, but I know that 35C/95F is a something of a personal limit, after that it becomes uncomfortable, so that could be the monthly absolute max.

The 1/4 part (7-8 days a month) should have highs of 20-24C/68-75F. The lows could be something like 12-15C, definitely not lower than 12C/54F a single night. Most of the rain should fall during these colder days. These should not be in a row, but quite evenly distributed throughout the month.

This should last about 2.5 months, from mid June to the end of August. Mid-May to Mid-June and September should be a bit colder, but still solid summer, with temps around 21-25C/70-77F, with a few colder and warmer days in-between.

Still 2 months left of winter...
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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My perfect summer weather would be around 24c during the day and 17-18c during the night. The temperatures should be very consistent without heat or cold waves, but with occasional days of 28/22, 20/14 or even 20/20.

It should be very humid all the time with around 15-18 rainy days a month. Most of them are storms with a lot of precipitation, but occasionally there are a few days with drizzly conditions all day.

An ideal summer month should have around 190 - 230 sunshine hours, but the completely sunny days should be rare, usually the sunny mornings will be mixed with thunderstorms, clouds or drizzle in the afternoon. It should usually be calm, but with occasional periods of moderate wind before thunderstorms.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Avg. low about 20-22, avg. high about 30-32. 70-80% of the time sunny. Every 3-4 days, heavy tropical style thundery downpours.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Right now I think it's the best time to think about summer.

An ideal day would have a max of 27-28C/81-82F and a min of 17C/63F. Humidity around 50%. Abundant sunshine and a small, gentle westerly breeze. 6am temp should be like 21C/68F and 9pm around 23C/73F slowly going down to 17C at 2am.

A summer month should be 3/4 parts warm, a bit hot at times, and 1/4 part colder with some rain and a couple thunderstorms. For the warmer parts steady 25-30C/77-86F temps, with 7-9 days with highs around 32C/90F, and lows around 21C.
I don't think I've ever experienced 40C/104F, but I know that 35C/95F is a something of a personal limit, after that it becomes uncomfortable, so that could be the monthly absolute max.

The 1/4 part (7-8 days a month) should have highs of 20-24C/68-75F. The lows could be something like 12-15C, definitely not lower than 12C/54F a single night. Most of the rain should fall during these colder days. These should not be in a row, but quite evenly distributed throughout the month.

This should last about 2.5 months, from mid June to the end of August. Mid-May to Mid-June and September should be a bit colder, but still solid summer, with temps around 21-25C/70-77F, with a few colder and warmer days in-between.

Still 2 months left of winter...
This kind of summer sounds quite nice.

I kind of like the odd extreme though, so in my ideal summer maximum temperatures would range from 17C to 42C though 90% of days would fall in the 24C-32C range. Minimums would average 16C but can range between 5C and 30C. Around 50% of summer days would see some precipitation, mostly in the form of short-duration thunderstorms while sunshine hours would average around 60% of possible hours.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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The more I think about it, the sweeter my original post here sounds to me :

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Mostly cloudy with epic gray, puffy clouds forming many layers with cirrus clouds, letting some sunshine through occasionally. Low of 43F. High of 66F. 15 to 25 mph winds. Dew point in the 10's Fahrenheit. Relative humidities near 20%.
This represents the average. If every day was the same that would be decidedly imperfect, seeing as I like having some variation. Thus the coldest day would have a high of 45F or so, and the hottest day would have a high of 82F or so. For nights the coldest night would be 30F and the warmest night would be 48F.

On occasion I'd like rain and thunderstorms to come through ahead of cold fronts, with a few days featuring severe thunderstorms in the form of a few small derechos and 1 or 2 hail events. This rain would mostly be cool or cold rain (40-60F). Rain amounts would run light, though, and most days would feature variable cloudiness with no rain, with the odd blue-dome day thrown in. Snow would be completely out of the picture in my ideal summer, though my dream climate does feature some summer snow in colder years (again, variation is desired).
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
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^Derechos

Though my ideal summer has a lot to do with what the weather is like during the rest of the year:

-Avrg highs 23c-32c
-Avrg lows 17c-25c
-Avrg humidity 75%
-Occasional extreme temps
-Daily thunderstorms/abundant rainfall
-High cloud cover but sunny most of the time
-Breezy
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:31 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Perfect summer weather...

15C/25C

Frequent thunderstorms every few days or so.

The odd heatwave the highest average temperature a year should reach 31C.

Cool autumnal like weather should occur a couple times a month - Persistant rain windy weather cool temperatures high's of 19c to 23c.

The average lowest temperature recorded should be around 11c.

6 days out of 7 on average is sunny

5 days out of 7 days are rainy days (generally thunder storm outbreaks)

1 out of 7 days are completely overcast
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:51 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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Sounds like London but with more showers/thunderstorms.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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London doesn't have an average high of 25c Summers are sunnier than London.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:34 PM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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No, it has an average of 24C which is similar. Most days in summer months have sun.
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