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Old 12-28-2012, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Finland
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I searched a bit, and couldn't find a thread like this.
So, first rate the climate of the city you live in. Second, what are your criteria and classifications for a good or bad climate? What makes a climate a B or D? I try to be consistent, but are you, or do you just give an automatic F if it's too rainy/sunny/warm/cold?

Explain in words or try to find locations for each rating.

Turku - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I live here. It's a C climate. Nice winters and ok summers, but too cold overall and too short summers. More sunshine in winter would be needed.

Rostov-on-Don - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is an A climate. "Real" winters and long, warm summers. It's not perfect, but about as good as it gets. Detroit is another example of an A. Usually to get an A, 7 months, not more or less should have a mean of 10C/50F.

Budapest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Budapest is a classic B. Summers perfect, but winters and sunshine only ok. Other B:s include Lyon, Toronto and Boston. Mostly good all year round, but lacks something. Or are too rainy, for example.

Classic C are climates that have some months better than here, some months worse. London and Richmond, VA are C:s. Sometimes combining these could make an A climate. Taking Nov-Feb and summer sunshine from here and Mar-Oct from Paris (C) would make a solid A.

D
is a climate that is worse than here. Usually it lacks so called real winters, have way too hot or cold summers, or are very rainy. Brest, France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia or Edinburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia are examples. Most cool temperate oceanic climates or very warm subtropical climates fall to this category.

E is a climate where I couldn't move to. Too hot or too cold, and the quality of life would suffer a lot.
Yakutsk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia or Reykjavík - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yakutsk too cold in winter, Reykjavik in summer. Classic E:s.

A F is something truly terrible, like Singapore, Kuwait City or Vostok station.

This could take some time and effort, but hopefully you are interested and answer.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Turku, Tampere, Helsinki, Stockholm, Toronto, Moncton, Portland, Montpelier, Sapporo, Anchorage are all A climates. Toronto may be downgraded because it cannot hold onto a sustained snow pack anymore.

Braemar, Akita, Copenhagen, Bergen, Reykjavik, Budapest, Berlin, Vienna, Milan are all B climates. Copenhagen's winters are too tame, their lowest temperature during the recent cold winters was only -13C.. boo.

London, Paris, Edinburgh, Dublin, Vancouver, Seattle, Amsterdam, Brussels are all C climates. They are too tame all the time, but comfortable nonetheless.

Washington, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Nashville, Memphis, Birmingham (AL), Rayleigh, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne are all D climates. Winters are pleasant, most have sub-zero average lows, but summers are too hot and humid. Sydney, Auckland and Melbourne have pleasant summers to compensate the nonexistent winters (as far as a snow lover is concerned), though Sydney and Melbourne get too hot occasionally, and Sydney in particular is too warm at night.

Miami, Orlando, Tampa, New Orleans, Houston, Rio, Sao Paulo, Townsville are all E climates. Far too hot most of the time, but winters are comfortable, and most get great thunderstorms and have high rainfall.

F climates are Singapore, Vostok, Kuala Lumpar, Mumbai, Kuwait, Dubai, Cairo, Phoenix, Darwin, Jakarta, Iqaluit etc.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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A:

New Orleans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Humid Subtropical with comfortable winters (and no snow) and warm sunny, thundery summers.

B:

Drier warm subtropical climates with less thunderstorms.

Nicosia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

C:

Warm temperate climates or maritime moderated mild west coast climates. Tropical equatorial climates. In the former case it's a C due to the cooler winters compared with the summers. In the latter two there is too little temperature variation or variety in weather.

Sochi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

San Diego - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Singapore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

D:

Climates with warm summers and cold winters (continental), and mild temperate climates.

Rapid City, South Dakota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London#Climate

E:

Climates with average/barely there summers but gloomy/wet/cold winters.

Helsinki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

F:

Excessive temperatures of any kind but especially cold, or excessive gloom and rain. Climates with cool/cold summers.

Ben Nevis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vladivostok - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ballykelly, County Londonderry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:01 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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For me a climate as to be cold during the winter with snow with the potential of thaws a warm summer but not hot and high precipitation year round.

My A climates would be Halifax, Warsaw, Kiev, Toronto Sapporo and ottawa.

C/B climates are places with similar cold winters like the above but hot or very hot summers places like Chicago, Boston, etc.. Or places that lack extremes like oceanic climate places like Edinburgh, Oslo, Stockholm, Vancouver, London, Seattle, Berlin and paris

E/F climates are places that lack getting any snow in the winter mainly places in the south like Auckland, Melbourne, Santiago or sutropical locations like Washington DC, nyc (Just about) or just places with very hot summers like seoul. F climates can also be places that are too cold in winter and too cool in summer.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Oslo and Stockholm are much colder than the other cities you mentioned, and can actually retain a snow pack for over 3 months, oh, and fall below -30C.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:27 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Oslo and Stockholm are much colder than the other cities you mentioned, and can actually retain a snow pack for over 3 months, oh, and fall below -30C.
Yes but oslo and stockholm still have oceanic influence and summers are cool
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Yes, Stockholm and Oslo may be very warm or cold at times, but it's really rare, although more usual than in Edinburgh.
But P London likes snowy winters, and both cities have a decent snowpack at least in Jan-Feb almost every year. Stockholm had almost no snow in 2007-2008, and a permanent snowpack for over 4 months in 2009-2010! The -30C mark is becoming extremely rare, but if -20C is enough for you...

I have too much time on hand, here's the Turku-Paris:

Well, not perfect, but quite good. Sunshine still not good enough and the drop in temperatures in Oct-Nov would be quite interesting. A very weak A.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:47 AM
 
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Yes but oslo and stockholm still have oceanic influence and summers are cool
That's true, but warm summers can be quite similar to your Eastwood-climate. But I get your point.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:50 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Wow thats my ideal climate more or less. For me I would pump up the precipitation in all months to allow more intense falls (not drizzle) And yes the drop to 3C is a bit too extreme. Have you rated my fictional climate 'eastwood' which is my ideal climate.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Yes but oslo and stockholm still have oceanic influence and summers are cool
No more than Warsaw. Grouping Stockholm and Oslo in the same group as Vancouver and London is just silly.
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