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View Poll Results: Rate
A 2 4.26%
B 11 23.40%
C 15 31.91%
D 11 23.40%
E 4 8.51%
F 4 8.51%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-13-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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At first I was ready to give this a C cause of the winter. Then I went on streetview and took a look along the waterfront. Yikes. The image is from May 2012, and it looks like it could be March with all the fauna without leaves yet. That tells me a very cool cloudy springtime. No thanks. Too slow of a warm up to decent temps. And a high of 71F in summer is too cool for me. D for this one.


http://goo.gl/maps/CqlIX









Below image shows a very typical May day here, along an average residential street. May here is full on spring with temps in the 70's and trees in full leaf. I think I'd rather put up with three very cold months to get a better spring, summer, and autumn.

http://goo.gl/maps/UI8yE



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Old 09-13-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: York
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That certainly doesn't look like May in southern England. I have my doubts about that.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:47 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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April to August in Portsmouth has similar sun hours to the NE US. May only has 4 hours extra sun in Philadelphia.

Where does it say the image was taken in May?
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Doesn't even look like a typical May scene up here let alone on the south coast of England.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:00 AM
 
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April to August in Portsmouth has similar sun hours to the NE US. May only has 4 hours extra sun in Philadelphia.

Where does it say the image was taken in May?

Bottom left corner of the photo. Didn't look right to me either, but not living there it is all I have to go on. I was in Manchester in late May one year and it didn't look like that either. But sometimes seafront areas are a lot cooler than inland.

April to August you also have longer days which plays into the longer sun hours. What matters is percentage of sunshine. What is the percent of possible sunshine in those months? That is more relevant.
Portsmouth doesn't seem as cloudy as the rest of the UK though for sure.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:10 AM
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Jan: 26%
Feb: 31%
Mar: 36%
Apr: 49%
May: 51%
Jun: 51%
Jul: 54%
Aug: 54%
Sep: 46%
Oct: 37%
Nov: 31%
Dec: 25%
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Segovia, central Spain, 1230 m asl, Csb Mediterranean with strong continental influence, 4043 N
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I would like to know what causes minor number of rainy days in July, in spite of driest month occurs in May.
Is it due to Azores High tendency to move north during summer?
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Jan: 26%
Feb: 31%
Mar: 36%
Apr: 49%
May: 51%
Jun: 51%
Jul: 54%
Aug: 54%
Sep: 46%
Oct: 37%
Nov: 31%
Dec: 25%

Philly is about 57% in May, and 61% in June. I think most of the difference comes from our sunnier winter though.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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C+ Mild and sunny by UK standards.

Couple of interesting things I noticed, milder winter than Rimini and february is the coldest month,
which usually means a strong martime influence.
I'm thinking that February as the coldest month, may be a product of latitude, rather than maritime influence. August is nearly 1.5C warmer than July here, despite the maritime influence. I think that is because the lower latitude means that the sun can provide more heating, earlier in the season.

C for me. Probably where I would live if I was from the UK. I like the minimum temps there, when compared to here.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I'm thinking that February as the coldest month, may be a product of latitude, rather than maritime influence. August is nearly 1.5C warmer than July here, despite the maritime influence. I think that is because the lower latitude means that the sun can provide more heating, earlier in the season.

C for me. Probably where I would live if I was from the UK. I like the minimum temps there, when compared to here.

Same here. Feb mean temp is 1.5C warmer than January. We are around the same latitude as well.
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