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View Poll Results: Where is the hottest place in Canada?
******** 5 12.50%
Lillooet 3 7.50%
Lytton 4 10.00%
Osoyoos 15 37.50%
Spences Bridge 4 10.00%
Winnipeg 9 22.50%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-01-2013, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Sunshine is a huge morale booster for most people. I'm certain a winter in Calgary feels a hell of a lot more cheerful and bright than a winter in England. For me, I like sun, but not too much, and I like cloudy weather in winter to prevail, with some sunny days occasionally.
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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But England gets a lot of rain with those clouds. Kelowna, BC, on the other hand gets valley could sans the rain. I do agree that more sunshine is preferred, but it is not a big player. Otherwise, why would so many Calgarians be retiring in Kelowna?
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:58 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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What is the hottest place in Canada in May and September? Everyone likes long summers.
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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What is the hottest place in Canada in May and September? Everyone likes long summers.
Mean or max? For the mean, Osoyoos and Spences Bridge, BC, are the warmest places in May, and Windsor, ON, is the warmest place in September.

For the daily max, Osoyoos, Spences, and Windsor are pretty close in September, but BC is much warmer in May.

Note: I'm ignoring places like Ashcroft that don't have 1981-2010 averages.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:36 AM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Spences Bridge looks like it has great weather. Looks very scenic, as well.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Buxton UK
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But England gets a lot of rain with those clouds. Kelowna, BC, on the other hand gets valley could sans the rain. I do agree that more sunshine is preferred, but it is not a big player. Otherwise, why would so many Calgarians be retiring in Kelowna?
Not really. A complete misconception. Much of England is a lot drier than people believe. But it is very cloudy. Most of the time, it will be cloudy without raining.

Case in point: here in Buxton so far this December, we've had just 0.6" of rain, and 17 hours of sunshine out of a possible 105 hours. That is quite normal....
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:19 PM
 
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Not really. A complete misconception. Much of England is a lot drier than people believe. But it is very cloudy. Most of the time, it will be cloudy without raining.

Case in point: here in Buxton so far this December, we've had just 0.6" of rain, and 17 hours of sunshine out of a possible 105 hours. That is quite normal....
There is a point at which the rain and cloud, no matter how dreary, is preferable to the biting cold that we experience in the Canadian Prairies. Everyone loves to say how sunny the winters are here but that is an exaggeration. February onwards, it's fairly sunny, but the months of December and January are very dark, snowy and cold. The days are painfully short and the only time it's sunny is when it's 30 below zero. I'd take England's weather any day. At least you have green grass and decent roads not covered by sheets of ice (usually).
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Alright, let's trade. I won't be coming back though.
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Buxton UK
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There is a point at which the rain and cloud, no matter how dreary, is preferable to the biting cold that we experience in the Canadian Prairies. Everyone loves to say how sunny the winters are here but that is an exaggeration. February onwards, it's fairly sunny, but the months of December and January are very dark, snowy and cold. The days are painfully short and the only time it's sunny is when it's 30 below zero. I'd take England's weather any day. At least you have green grass and decent roads not covered by sheets of ice (usually).
Oh yeah well wind is really crap when it's cold. But we get plenty of that too. Albeit at nothing like Canadian Prairie temperatures. And icy roads/pavements are only a problem here 3-4 weeks in winter typically.
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Finland
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We got snow, wind and green grass. The days are painfully short, but no -30C or Prairie windchills. Gloomy they are, but February is as sunny as London. Snow guaranteed at least in January and February.

It doesn't have to be English winters vs Prairie winters, it can be somewhere in-between.
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