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View Poll Results: Which precipitation maximum is better for you?
Summer 35 53.85%
Winter 30 46.15%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 03-22-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Interesting, which do you prefer, when summer is wetter than winter or when winter is wetter than summer?
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Don't mind as long as the precipitation mostly comes from thunderstorms.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Summer peak, to keep things green despite the heat and because thunderstorms often drop a lot of water. I prefer rather well-distributed rainfall though, with less than a factor 2 difference between the driest and wettest months.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Saskatoon
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Definitely the wet summer/dry winter pattern. When it's cold out I like it to be sunny and dry, and when the warm season comes that's when I like to have the most precipitation... unless the summer is a cool one (kinda like here in Vancouver) - if daytime highs are only in the high teens/low 20s celsius and the rain is just straight clouds and light rain, then I don't want that during the warm season. But if it's gonna be solidly warm (at least mid-20s) during the summer, then bring on the humidity, rainfall, and thunderstorms!

I'm not a fan of the wet winter/dry summer pattern at all. Cold, damp, gloomy winters, followed by boring sunny summers with no storms or humidity isn't my thing at all. Unfortunately, this precipitation pattern seems to be far more common than the other.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Winter, but I still like them pretty dry too.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Winter peak for me. Good for snow and drought is more likely after a dry winter. I still like a good amount of rain during summer though, which there has been this summer.

I'm lucky that here has a wetter winter but still is comparable to summer for sunshine percentages - early summer (December)is the cloudiest month percentage wise.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Brighton, England
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winter. i want summer to be hot and dry
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Ideally (tropical climate):

Winter rainfall: None
Spring rainfall: High
Summer rainfall: Moderate
Fall rainfall: High
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:36 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Winter summer is for sunshine.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Szczecin
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I love rain, so both.

I voted for summer though (cooling effect).
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