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Old 02-10-2019, 12:26 PM
 
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The idea of this thread is to find your ideal climate by listing some climates that you think are generally good and critiquing what you feel makes them less than ideal. Thereby one's preferences are constrained and we can hone in on possibly the perfect climate.

I genuinely haven't found a climate that is quite my idea of perfection so I'll start off.

Miami - a little hot in the summer and average lows and especially extreme lows too cool in the winter.

Medellin - would like a slight seasonal variation between a hotter and wetter season and a cooler and drier one.

Durban - a bit too cool and dry in the winter.

Hilo - I like fully humid climates, but this is too wet.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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What about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mwanza or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiquet%C3%ADa#Climate

For me:

San Francisco - perfect climate

La Mongie - perfect climate

Ulaanbaatar - A little too hot in summer

Moron - A little too cloudy in winter
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:42 PM
 
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What about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mwanza or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiquet%C3%ADa#Climate

For me:

San Francisco - perfect climate

La Mongie - perfect climate

Ulaanbaatar - A little too hot in summer

Moron - A little too cloudy in winter
Mwanza is good, but a little too dry in the dry season so not as good as Medellin. Maiqueta is just too dry. This has to be either an Af climate or an Am climate with a dry season that just misses out on Af, with average highs a little lower than is typical for those categories.

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Old 02-10-2019, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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What about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mwanza or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiquet%C3%ADa#Climate

For me:

San Francisco - perfect climate

La Mongie - perfect climate

Ulaanbaatar - A little too hot in summer

Moron - A little too cloudy in winter
Try one of these:

Balmaceda: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balmaceda,_Chile

(A cool summer Mediterranean climate)

Leadville, CO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadville,_Colorado

(A subarctic alpine climate bordering on a semi arid climate--unique and has mild summers)

Yellowknife: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowknife

A Dfc with very bright summers/springs

Aveiro, Portugal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aveiro,_Portugal#Climate

Warm summer Mediterranean with very stable temperatures
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Try one of these:

Balmaceda: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balmaceda,_Chile

(A cool summer Mediterranean climate)

Leadville, CO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadville,_Colorado

(A subarctic alpine climate bordering on a semi arid climate--unique and has mild summers)

Yellowknife: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowknife

A Dfc with very bright summers/springs

Aveiro, Portugal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aveiro,_Portugal#Climate

Warm summer Mediterranean with very stable temperatures
Balmaceda and Yellowknife are way too cloudy in winter. Balmaceda would be a C and Yellowknife would be a D. Aveiro is too cloudy in January and December with only 4.6 hours of sun per day (as opposed to the required 5.0 hours) and is a B. Leadville is an A, perfect climate.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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For me:

Ulcinj, Montenegro: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulcinj#Climate

A+ climate but too dry in summer

Tuapse, Russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuapse#Climate

A+ climate again but slightly too cold in winter

Cape Hatteras, NC: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Hatteras#Climate

A-, too prone to hurricanes but otherwise excellent

Rome, Italy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome#Climate

A, too dry in summer and overall precipitation is a bit low

Bahía Blanca, Argentina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%ADa_Blanca#Climate

A, overall precipitation is too low

Canberra, Australia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canberra#Climate

A-, overall precipitation is too low and summer nights are too cool
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:35 PM
 
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For me:

Ulcinj, Montenegro: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulcinj#Climate

A+ climate but too dry in summer

Tuapse, Russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuapse#Climate

A+ climate again but slightly too cold in winter

Cape Hatteras, NC: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Hatteras#Climate

A-, too prone to hurricanes but otherwise excellent

Rome, Italy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome#Climate

A, too dry in summer and overall precipitation is a bit low

Bahía Blanca, Argentina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%ADa_Blanca#Climate

A, overall precipitation is too low

Canberra, Australia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canberra#Climate

A-, overall precipitation is too low and summer nights are too cool
The Bay of Kotor in Montenegro is meant to have some exceptionally wet climates, so probably between there and Ulcinj there is somewhere similar but with a slightly wetter summer.

From my point of view the outer tropical south Pacific has some fantastic climates.

Tonga is very good (pity about the tropical cyclones though).
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:26 PM
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Looking for something that "mixes"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limoges#Climate (too plain oceanic and a bit gloomy)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurillac#Climate (nights a bit chilly in spring, autumn a touch cool, but interesting alpine influence)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royan#Climate (like the marine-ness + sun of this one and highs are only a bit warm in winter, but nights are too mild- like the stronger seasonal lag)

maybe even some of

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau (too continental, but interesting med influence)

some sort of boutique/artisan climate with the mildness, the "chill," and the lag of the ocean, the "frost" and crispness of the mountains/continent, moderate sun, with perhaps a hint of med, but summers still wet enough to ensure lusher vegetation survives...

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Old 02-14-2019, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Looking for something that "mixes"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limoges#Climate (too plain oceanic and a bit gloomy)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurillac#Climate (nights a bit chilly in spring, autumn a touch cool, but interesting alpine influence)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royan#Climate (like the marine-ness + sun of this one and highs are only a bit warm in winter, but nights are too mild- like the stronger seasonal lag)

maybe even some of

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau (too continental, but interesting med influence)

some sort of boutique/artisan climate with the mildness, the "chill," and the lag of the ocean, the "frost" and crispness of the mountains/continent, moderate sun, with perhaps a hint of med, but summers still wet enough to ensure lusher vegetation survives...
Okay try these:

Sevastopol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sevastopol

Cfa/Cfb hybrid that has the chill of the ocean with decent precipitation and sunny

Elkins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkins,_West_Virginia

Pretty continental I guess but definitely has lush vegetation, moderate sun, frost and plenty of mountains

Nanaimo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanaimo

A cool-summer Mediterranean climate
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:06 PM
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Okay try these:

Sevastopol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sevastopol

Cfa/Cfb hybrid that has the chill of the ocean with decent precipitation and sunny

Elkins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkins,_West_Virginia

Pretty continental I guess but definitely has lush vegetation, moderate sun, frost and plenty of mountains

Nanaimo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanaimo

A cool-summer Mediterranean climate
Thanks Marie Joseph! Sebastopol is a bit dry for me, but quite decent overall! Elkins wasn't quite what I was looking for (winters too harsh), but an interesting alternative. and Nanaimo looks quite good- my major critique would be that November is too chilly for my taste. I do need to look more closely in the Pacific Northwest! Lots of climate diversity there!
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