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Old 09-27-2019, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Paris, France
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Luderitz, Namibia, at 26S Latitude about the same as Miami averages 20/13 in its hottest months (DJF) which is impressive for its latitude, look also at all the cities on the Namibian coast.
like northern California this is due to a cold ocean current that offsets the effects of latitude (natural air conditioner!)
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:51 AM
 
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:44 AM
 
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Utqiagvik, Alaska and Nuuk, Greenland borders on cold, but isn't quite cold I would say. Alert, Nunavut is cold in June, but not quite cold in July or August. Although, these days it really isn't cold in June anymore either if I had to guess. McMurdo Station has a classic cold summer though.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:55 AM
 
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"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." - Mark Twain (or at least attributed to him)
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Old 09-27-2019, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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Utqiagvik, Alaska and Nuuk, Greenland borders on cold, but isn't quite cold I would say. Alert, Nunavut is cold in June, but not quite cold in July or August. Although, these days it really isn't cold in June anymore either if I had to guess. McMurdo Station has a classic cold summer though.
That's the problem, defining what constitutes cold.

I would say the places you listed above are cold, but:

Most of Alaska is not cold in summer, and certainly no locations along the West Coast of US are.

Cold-maybe average high 50 or below? This is summer we're talking about here, not winter. Freezing temps shouldn't define a cold summer.
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:17 AM
 
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That's the problem, defining what constitutes cold.

I would say the places you listed above are cold, but:

Most of Alaska is not cold in summer, and certainly no locations along the West Coast of US are.

Cold-maybe average high 50 or below? This is summer we're talking about here, not winter. Freezing temps shouldn't define a cold summer.
The dew point plays a part. San Francisco can be in the low 50s but with the winds, the feels-like temp is low 40s.

cold is usually anything below 65 to 40s when you bring up the subject of summer. Summer to 90% of people means beach and shorts weather which means 75 degrees or higher.

Freezing is defined as 32 degrees. Although for those with winters below zero. If you spend a week or two at 10 degrees below and then a quick warm-up into the mid-30's means it's time for shorts or short-sleeves. I remember those days.

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Old 09-27-2019, 09:48 AM
 
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You're wrong. Compared to the other states in the lower 48 Maine is cool. Great place to visit to escape the intense heat of the South
Cooler sure but not cold in summer
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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The most famous place that has a cold summer is Göle, Turkey with temps near or below freezing even in August.
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I lived in coastal SW Ireland for a good number of years. Summers were often short,wet and cool. 60s highs the norm with outliers in the 50s more common than outliers in the 70s. But I did not live in an area directly exposed to the sea, but a couple miles inland. I imagine some of the places right on the coast further North in like Donegal for example would have been even cooler with highs in August usually in the low 60s, but consider that it'd always be damp, often windy and seldom sunny. I consider that pretty damn unpleasant for summer.


A lot of people I knew would take holiday breaks in the Caribbean, Australia or Florida in winter, but I'd always say winter is my favourite season there...mid 40s, mostly rainy, snow about once every two or three years. Not that it's ideal but in comparative terms the Irish winters are better than the Irish summers...
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:33 PM
 
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Well, i live on Whidbey Island, Near Seattle. And as we speak, it is 73 indoors. When i woke up at 4 a.m. it was 50. Pretty chilly out right now.. and it was a very mild summer indeed...
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