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Old 04-17-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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There have been quite a few threads talking about "perfect" climate in US or the world. Different people may have different opinions about "perfectness", but most enjoy:

1. mild temperature all year, little freeze/snow/heat wave;
2. plenty of sunshine, light precipitation but no drought.

I'm appending to this thread while collecting climate data around the world. Feel free to add comments though

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Old 04-17-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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There's a blog about this: [URL="http://blog.comunidades.net/natural/index.php?op=arquivo&idtopico=102620"]Measuring the mildest climate[/URL]

Those tropic/subtropic islands with moderate rainfall are on top list, but you probably get transportation/living cost issues there. So I'll start with continental places.

My first choice is the South Africa Garden Route. Especially, Mossel Bay has the mildest climate in all continents, with January average low 65F high 74F, and August average low 52F high 65F. Annual rainfall is 17'' and evenly distributed in all months (gorgeous!):

[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mossel_Bay#Climate"]Mossel Bay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/URL]

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Old 04-18-2009, 12:54 AM
 
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Default No.2: Norfolk Island

Australia's Norfolk Island enjoys one of the mildest temperature, if not the most, in the world. The absolute minimum recorded is 6.2C/43.2F, absolute maximum recorded is 28.4C/83.1F, which are almost unheard of! Annual precipitation is ~52", a little high but still outstanding in marine subtropic places. The major disadvantage is deep isolation in the Pacific Ocean.

[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfolk_Island#Climate]Norfolk Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/url]

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Old 04-20-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Nairobi, Kenya would have to be among the most pleasant cities for climate.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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There have been quite a few threads talking about "perfect" climate in US or the world. Different people may have different opinions about "perfectness", but most enjoy:

1. mild temperature all year, little freeze/snow/heat wave;
2. plenty of sunshine, light precipitation but no drought.

I'm appending to this thread while collecting climate data around the world. Feel free to add comments though
In a way I like that too,
however what I consider "mild" and "heat wave" might be different than most.

To me, a climate with few temperature extremes would range between 65-94 F year-round (18-34 C)
with all-time record temps no cooler than 56 F (13 C) or higher than 104 F, (40 C) and no heat indexes above 110 F. (43 C)
Any temps under 45 F (7 C) can easily be downright-nasty for me,
even though many people might find low 40's F (5-7 C) pleasantly-cool.
(Norfolk Island's record cold for example)

*I'm ALL FOR plenty of sun, light precip totals but no drought.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:25 AM
 
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i got crohns n the best climate is a mild one but that all depends on what people think of mild... plenty of rain is a gain n a place untouched by civilization and an abundant stock of wildlife... so mossel bay is looking for the ideal plsce but with planet shift in effect that could be changed in a matter of years ..........Bon$.........
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Surrey, London commuter belt
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Scilly Isles are very temperate/mild, located at 49-50N. On average, winter lows drop no lower than 45F, and summer highs average 68F.
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Australia's Norfolk Island enjoys one of the mildest temperature, if not the most, in the world. The absolute minimum recorded is 6.2C/43.2F, absolute maximum recorded is 28.4C/83.1F, which are almost unheard of!
Wow that's impressive! Another extremely moderate climate temperature-wise would be Medellín's. The only difference is that Medellín (2nd city in Colombia) hosts millions and is far from the sea. Mid-altitude cities in the Andes enjoy some of the mildest climates on Earth.

According to Wikipedia, the highs vary between 80°F and 82°F and the lows between 60°F and 62°F, so no, even slight, variation year-round.
Rainfall is more variable, between 2.17 and 8.18 inches (January and October).

Medellín - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Records would be 50°F and 91°F. No wonder why it's called the city of eternal Spring.
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Antofagasta is virtually rainless (fine for me), small diurnal and annual temperature range, 3040 hrs average annual sunshine. Just pointing out that for a desert location, this is not very typical.
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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Hilo, Hawaii, though it has a little too much rainfall for most people.
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