U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Easter!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Weather
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-03-2013, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Glasgow, UK
870 posts, read 757,843 times
Reputation: 555

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe90 View Post
C-. Not my cup of tea. Too cold and grey.

It does have impressive rainfall by UK standards.
The annoying thing about our rainfall patterns is that it is a little bit of rain, spread out over a lot of days. The quantity of rain is fine (I wouldn't mind more, as long as it came in the form of heavy rain), but we very seldom experience severe rainfall events. We usually get light to moderate rain on a high percentage of days. Even the significantly drier cities of Eastern and Central England tend to experience more frequent flooding, and our region very rarely gets thunderstorms (there's a gradient from the South Eastern corner to the North Western corner, with the South Eastern corner receiving the most thunderstorms with our northwestern location often going an entire year or two without a 'proper' thunderstorm).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-20-2013, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
2,637 posts, read 2,476,687 times
Reputation: 1057
Quote:
Originally Posted by dean york View Post
Here in southern England it's hardly tropical, but at least we get reasonably sunny summers.
York is in southern England?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
22,198 posts, read 22,406,807 times
Reputation: 8560
He lives in Yeovilton, SW England.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2013, 11:38 AM
 
Location: York
6,504 posts, read 4,241,269 times
Reputation: 2455
Quote:
Originally Posted by fznamznon View Post
York is in southern England?
Dunno is correct. Even so, York has far superior summers to Glasgow.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2013, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
12,096 posts, read 9,618,988 times
Reputation: 5266
Quote:
Originally Posted by french user View Post
For its latitude Glasgow climate is not that bad. I don't think many places as north as Glasgow get as mild winters. The bad points are the lack of sunshine and bad summers but winters are quite good.

Yup, won't get those temps in winter in Canada at that latitude.

I give it a D- for the way too cool summer and cloudy skies.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
12,096 posts, read 9,618,988 times
Reputation: 5266
Quote:
Originally Posted by dean york View Post
The thought of living in a climate as bad as Glasgow's makes me feel sick. Here in southern England it's hardly tropical, but at least we get reasonably sunny summers.

I'll give it a very generous E.

You should post some pics once in a while from your neck of the woods. Looks like a really nice part of England to me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2013, 01:04 PM
 
338 posts, read 442,517 times
Reputation: 252
Quote:
Originally Posted by tom77falcons View Post
Yup, won't get those temps in winter in Canada at that latitude.

I give it a D- for the way too cool summer and cloudy skies.
You're kinda right. Except maybe...BC?
The closest temps to Glasgow at similar latitude in winter would be on BC coast near the Alaska border.

Here is comparison, including for fun Philadelphia (15 degrees farther south)

Langara Island, BC...Glasgow,UK ......Prince Rupert,BC....Philadelphia
42F/36F december 45F/35F december 42F/32F december 45F/30F
41F / 35F january 44F/35F january 42F / 31F january 40F/26F
42F/35F february 45F/35F february 43F/32F february 44F/28F
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
12,096 posts, read 9,618,988 times
Reputation: 5266
Quote:
Originally Posted by PzKpfw View Post
You're kinda right. Except maybe...BC?
The closest temps to Glasgow at similar latitude in winter would be on BC coast near the Alaska border.

Here is comparison, including for fun Philadelphia (15 degrees farther south)

Langara Island, BC...Glasgow,UK ......Prince Rupert,BC....Philadelphia
42F/36F december 45F/35F december 42F/32F december 45F/30F
41F / 35F january 44F/35F january 42F / 31F january 40F/26F
42F/35F february 45F/35F february 43F/32F february 44F/28F
Our winter is def colder than BC. But far warmer than any other part of Canada besides their immediate west coast.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: York
6,504 posts, read 4,241,269 times
Reputation: 2455
Quote:
Originally Posted by tom77falcons View Post
You should post some pics once in a while from your neck of the woods. Looks like a really nice part of England to me.
Yeah I will do. I'll find some pics on my camera and phone.

I'm only a few miles from this place, Somerset Attractions, Things to do in Somerset - Cheddar Gorge

It's really beautiful.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2013, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Madison, WI
1,455 posts, read 1,264,068 times
Reputation: 573
C- as the winters are well above freezing but the summers are bad.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Weather
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top