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Old 07-03-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Subarctic Mountain Climate in England
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Welcome to England.

The climate where it's cloudy 70% of the time. Rain comes in the form of continuous drizzle, and wind is the most "exciting" weather you'll experience.

Winters are wet, windy and not exactly cold with temperatures around 40-50F by day, but summers are pants, cool and windy with maxima around 65F. Thunderstorms happen only 10 times or less a year and are weak and forgettable.

I'd take the climate of most parts of the USA over England's without a doubt.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:12 PM
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Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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Welcome to England.

The climate where it's cloudy 70% of the time. Rain comes in the form of continuous drizzle, and wind is the most "exciting" weather you'll experience.

Winters are wet, windy and not exactly cold with temperatures around 40-50F by day, but summers are pants, cool and windy with maxima around 65F. Thunderstorms happen only 10 times or less a year and are weak and forgettable.

I'd take the climate of most parts of the USA over England's without a doubt.

wow that sounds EXACTLY like Melbourne (except the temps).
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:42 PM
 
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Welcome to England.

The climate where it's cloudy 70% of the time. Rain comes in the form of continuous drizzle, and wind is the most "exciting" weather you'll experience.

Winters are wet, windy and not exactly cold with temperatures around 40-50F by day, but summers are pants, cool and windy with maxima around 65F. Thunderstorms happen only 10 times or less a year and are weak and forgettable.

I'd take the climate of most parts of the USA over England's without a doubt.
Dreary, no doubt. I don't have much access to eastern England's climatology but I would hazard a guess that brilliantly sunny days are as rare as hen's teeth. And a temperature of 86 (or 30 in metric) would be almost unheard of.
My father spent the war years (WWII) at Bury St. Edmonds, not too far from you. He told me a tale once of a particularly unpleasant summer there (1943 or 44), where the drizzle started in April and never let up for the rest of the year. According to dad, the Met Office recorded something like 4 hours of sunshine from the first of June until the end of August. Yecch! I have never been able to verify that, but if true I can understand your lack of enthusiasm for English summers.
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Subarctic Mountain Climate in England
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Dreary, no doubt. I don't have much access to eastern England's climatology but I would hazard a guess that brilliantly sunny days are as rare as hen's teeth. And a temperature of 86 (or 30 in metric) would be almost unheard of.
My father spent the war years (WWII) at Bury St. Edmonds, not too far from you. He told me a tale once of a particularly unpleasant summer there (1943 or 44), where the drizzle started in April and never let up for the rest of the year. According to dad, the Met Office recorded something like 4 hours of sunshine from the first of June until the end of August. Yecch! I have never been able to verify that, but if true I can understand your lack of enthusiasm for English summers.
Problem is that being on the North west of Europe and given the latitude, we are always close to the jetstream and can never get a "reliable" summer like lower mid-latitude places such as most of Europe and the USA. This year the jet stream is yet again intent on plunging south right through the UK bringing more low pressure and cool temperatures, like last year.

Climatalogically, Lincoln gets 1,530 hrs of sun a year. Today (Independence day) we did fairly well with 13.4hrs even though it "only" reached 71f, but sun will be at a premium as ever over the weekend and next week with another blight of showers and rain. 30c is indeed fairly rare and it last happened here in June & July 2006 on several occasions, in 2005, 2003 and 2001. In the very south east of England 30c can be reached nearly every year, usually including London.

So far in Lincoln we've had a max temperature this summer of 25.3c (78f).

If you think eastern England is dreary enough, the west midlands and north west england are much worse! I used to live in Buxton, Derbyshire, they average 1,000hrs of sun a year, and 50" of rain, Lincoln gets 24". Last January they had only 24hrs of sun. Blech.
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I absolutely hate the climate here in Florida, especially as I work in a garden center. Can't wait until I move to Boston in October. I'm the only person in my entire family not born in Chicago, but I love the cold!
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Flyover country
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If you live in the northern WV/southern Pa/Western Md region you better like rain because it rains here A LOT. The area is scenically pretty with greenery and mountains but is often cloudy.
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Come to NYC if you like humidity, the same can be said for most of the east coast, or really hot weather. I dont really enjoy hot weather much especially when its humid. I much prefer 70s with a breeze or 30s and snow.
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:34 PM
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Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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Our forecast was for fine, sunny days from Friday right thru until wednesday, but lo and behold, at the last minute that was changed to rain every single day starting today (sunday). As a stargazer, this is extremely frustrating and infuriating. I have been on uni holidays for almost 5 weeks now, and there have been 0 clear nights and 1 clear day (yesterday) which clouded over in the evening This pattern of forecast fine weather getting downgraded to rain, OR forecast fine weather ending up cloudy/gloomy has been the story for the last couple of months.
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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I actually like 4 seasons, I love a change in environment, 1 season year-around gets so monotonous and boring, IMO. My ideal place would have:

1. Very Cold, snowy winters(lasts at least 5 months)
2. cool springs
3. Warm Summers(75-84F for highs, cool nights)
4. crisp, cool falls with brilliant colors

can anyone suggest a place?, my best guess is northern New Hampshire
Salida, CO since it's in the mountains;
Month Avg Hi Avg lo mean precio Record hi RecordLow
Jan 42F 12F 27F 0.14 in. 65F (1997) -26F (1988)
Feb 45F 15F 30F 0.22 in. 67F (1986) -33F (1989)
Mar 51F 21F 36F 0.61 in. 77F (2004) -21F (2002)
Apr 58F 27F 42F 0.71 in. 81F (1989) -7F (1957)
May 68F 36F 52F 1.04 in. 93F (2005) 15F (1953)
Jun 78F 43F 61F 0.80 in. 95F (2005) 24F (1954)
Jul 83F 48F 66F 1.26 in. 103F (2005) 34F (1995)
Aug 81F 47F 64F 1.55 in. 95F (2004) 31F (1968)
Sep 74F 40F 57F 0.86 in. 91F (1995) 19F (1999)
Oct 63F 28F 46F 0.85 in. 85F (2003) 2F (1997)
Nov 49F 20F 35F 0.33 in. 75F (1999) -18F (1952)
Dec 42F 13F 27F 0.28 in. 65F (1999) -22F (1985)
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:32 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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For suggestions~you could also consider extreme western So. Dak. or Wyoming or Montana. The Black Hills area may have some higher summer temps then you're describing, but there is no humidity. It has a semi-arid climate. Winters are a bit longer then 5 months though. The nights are generally cool even during the summertime.
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