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Old 08-17-2019, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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For the worst city with a hot climate, I believe Quibdó holds that title. It's extreme rainfall also causes extreme humidity, with an average annual humidity level of 87%, which when combined with the average high temperature of 30.6 degrees celsius, which is recording during when the sun is out, or to put it another way, when most people are outside doing their own thing, gives the city a heat index (How the temperature feels to the body) temperature of 42 degrees celsius, or 108 degrees fahrenheit, which must feel horrible

Quibdó: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quibdó#Climate
The average daytime humidity isn't going to be 87%... 31 C and 80+% humidity generally don't happen at the same time in tropical rainforest climates.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:08 PM
 
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Actually I like the climate of Quibdo, I wish I could live there.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:58 PM
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Location: Will County, IL
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Norlisk gets a B+

Norlisk is almost to my dream climate but only 10 F away in the warmest and coldest months. Norlisk will be my favorite if it had much more snow and precip and warmer summers.

Quibdó gets an X

Quibdó is almost to my nightmare but if temps were hotter i would give it a X--. Quibdó is the worst earth climate ever but Dallol sucks less because i dont know how much rain falls. Vostok Station gets an X or an F something.

Quibdo gets the spot for a bad climate.
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:07 PM
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Location: Will County, IL
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Actually I like the climate of Quibdo, I wish I could live there.
Uh oh! There is lots of lots of rain and thunder and extreme heat indices.

The heat index gets to 111.7 °F in June if you combined the afternoon temp and humidity. Do you really want heat this oppressive?
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:07 PM
 
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I've decided to think of the worst climates I can think of that both fit the generalized stereotypes of "hot" and "cold", respectively.

For the worst city with a hot climate, I believe Quibdó holds that title. Quibdó is a city with about 100,000/400,000 people, located deep in the Colombian forests. It is the wettest city on Earth, which according to it's Wikipedia page, has it's total annual precipitation clocking in at 8,130.5 millimetres, or 320.1 inches of rainfall. For comparison, the wettest city in the US with a population larger than Quibdó, which is Mobile, Alabama, has a rainfall of only 1,679.0 millimetres, or 66.12 inches of rainfall. It's extreme rainfall also causes extreme humidity, with an average annual humidity level of 87%, which when combined with the average high temperature of 30.6 degrees celsius, which is recording during when the sun is out, or to put it another way, when most people are outside doing their own thing, gives the city a heat index (How the temperature feels to the body) temperature of 42 degrees celsius, or 108 degrees fahrenheit, which must feel horrible, and coupled with the fact that Quibdó and the Colombian department it's in, which is called the "Chocó Department", is to put it simply, is an abysmal place to live with horrible poverty (Read here if you want to learn more: https://colombiareports.com/colombia...e-jungle-hell/), so it's possible it cannot afford Air Conditioning, as well as the region essentially having no variation in either temperature, rainfall or humidity levels throughout the year, and it's incredibly cloudy weather which is on the extreme cloudy end of equatorial climates, with there only being 1,276.4 hours of sunshine per year, which rivals even Glasgow in Scotland, and you've got a bad climate.

For the cold side of the spectrum, I believe Norilsk, Russia should hold that title. Norilsk hold's two titles amongst cities, firstly it's the northernmost city on earth with a population at or over 6-digits, and it's the second largest city on Earth that is above the Arctic circle, the largest being another Russian city called Murmansk, and two, it's the coldest city on earth with a population at or over 6-digits if your defintion is by annual temperature, with the annual temperature being -9.6 degrees celsius, or 14.7 degrees fahrenheit. Norilsk mostly achieves this goal because of it's bone-shattering winters, which are dark, long and furiously cold, in which 8 months of the year have the average high, average mean and the average low featuring on average, temperatures below 0 degrees celsius, which if unprotected outside, can kill you, which means in Norilsk, losing your car keys can be a life or death situation. The coldest month, February, has an average monthly temperature of -27.2 degrees celsius, or -17 degrees fahrenheit, although the warmest month, February, has an average monthly temperature of only 14.3 degrees celsius or 57.7 degrees fahrenheit, which certainly doesn't let you recover from the horrible winter. The only major city on Earth which has colder winters when using this metric is yet another Russian city called Yakutsk. Another quirk regarding it's location is the long polar night and the midnight sun, in which both last 45 and 65 days respectively, and for a lot of people, the long polar night may make the Norilsk winter even worse. But there is a darker side to Norilsk, for a start, the city was built primarily for slave labour during the Stalin era of the Soviet Union (Which is evident in the city's dystopian architecture), many of them were worked to death, and even today, Norilsk is one of the most polluted cities on Earth (A video located below does it's job at explaining it), which when coupled with it's brutally cold climate and unimpressive visuals, may present a climate which alot may steer clear of.

Too long, didn't read; Quibdó is incredibly hot, wet and humid with aboslutely no seasons, whether it be temperature or rainfall and very little sun for it's location and with high poverty and very poor living conditions, while Norilsk is above the arctic circle has very cold and long winters and short, insufficient summers and is incredibly polluted, dystopian in looks and built from slave labour.

Check out their Wikipedia climate boxes too if you wish to;

Quibdó: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quibdó#Climate

Norilsk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norilsk#Climate

And that video about Norilsk:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIQse6od6oQ

I hope I did a good job in this post.
Actually heat indices in the city rarely exceed 37°C, as the 87% humidity is not the daytime humidity, it's the average humidity. The daytime humidity is commonly 65 to 75% with some wind and rain which decreases the apparent temperature. I like the climate of Quibdo so much.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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For me, Norilsk is one of the worst climates in THE WORLD. Any polar and Dxc/Dxd climates would be absolute hellholes for a cold-intolerant person like me. I doubt I could even deal with a Dxa, Dxb, BXk or Cxc climate. On the other hand, I'd probably manage Quibdo with relatively minor troubles, because most Ax climates just have an eternal, humid summer like a Cxa climate (I'm in a Cfa climate as it is) without the brief, mild winters I can still barely deal with.

Also, while both are rather cloudy, Norilsk has a low sun angle most of the year and polar night. Quibdo has a high sun angle and very consistent daylight hours year-round. I live somewhere that narrowly avoids getting a low (30 degrees or less) sun angle at the December solstice and sometimes can barely deal with even that, hence my username.

Last edited by Sun Belt-lover L.A.M.; 08-17-2019 at 05:32 PM..
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:54 PM
 
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Though some Russians call it the hell hole:
Here is a video about life in Norilsk- judge by yourself. Maybe somebody could translate it
https://youtu.be/p4nZA_wqhl8
https://youtu.be/fMyfWLYudnk

And this one life in Quibdo
https://youtu.be/aAhamOcsYdI

Not that bad..

The conclusion: people can live everywhere! We are going to Mars!
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:39 PM
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Location: Laurentia
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Quibdó certainly has the worse climate since it is hot year round and lacks seasons. On the bright side, it does have great rainfall and I love the low sunlight hours so it isn't all horrible.

Norilsk is on the dry side (bad) but is not excessively sunny and does have four seasons. A big plus for me is that it has loads of snow and does not have a hot summer
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Old 08-18-2019, 12:34 AM
tij
 
Location: Boston area
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Norilsk is horrific, no thanks. Quibdo by parsecs even if it isn't my first preference (something like Medellin seems more pleasant)
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Both sound pretty bad, but I'd find Quibdo's negatives easier to deal with than those in Norilsk.
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