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View Poll Results: London vs Vancouver
London 39 40.21%
Vancouver 58 59.79%
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Why did I pick London? Vancouver for me.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: New York
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I never realized how similar the 2 are. I almost chose London simply because it's slightly warmer, but then I thought it over and ended up choosing Vancouver, it's slightly cooler but it's sunnier, which makes it feel warmer. I don't care that Vancouver is wetter, I imagine it has less rainy/overcast days than London considering it has higher sunshine hours.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:15 AM
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Location: Surrey/London
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Vancouver has more rainy days and I don't think it has fewer overcast days either. London is sunnier in winter and the only reason Vancouver gets more sunshine in summer is because it mostly has sunny days rather than partly cloudy days like London.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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I've been to both and I prefer Vancouver's summer climate to London, UK.

Vancouver in summer is significantly sunnier, the air feels nice and fresh.
Both are gloomy in winter, Vancouver rainier.

As for temps ...they are very similar.

Downtown Vancouver avg temps are much closer to London than at the the airport,
the airport is actually located on an island in Richmond.

For example here are 1971-2000 avgs at Vancouver Harbour weather station.

JAN 7/3
FEB 8/3
MAR 11/5
APR 14/7
MAY 17/10
JUN 20/12
JUL 22/14
AUG 22/14
SEP 19/12
OCT 14/8
NOV 9/5
DEC 7/3

Milder temps (actually slightly milder lows than London Heathrow).

If you want warmer highs just go abit "inland" ...nearby Abbotsford,BC July-August avg highs are 24c
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:18 PM
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Location: Surrey/London
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Anywhere you go in Van, you can find warmer temps in London.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: In transition
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I think London is virtually identical to Seattle in terms of temps.. so yes Van would be a couple of degrees cooler across the board.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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Originally Posted by deneb78 View Post
I think London is virtually identical to Seattle in terms of temps.. so yes Van would be a couple of degrees cooler across the board.
I'm not disagreeing with you, all I'm trying to point out is their climates close enough that there are
areas of overlap. Warmest parts of Vancouver area have similar avg temps
to "cooler" parts of Greater London area.

And I think we can all agree that Vancouver is sunnier than London
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:39 PM
 
Location: In transition
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I'm not disagreeing with you, all I'm trying to point out is their climates close enough that there are
areas of overlap. Warmest parts of Vancouver area have similar avg temps
to "cooler" parts of Greater London area.

And I think we can all agree that Vancouver is sunnier than London
Yes definitely
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Vancouver for being sunnier, but its far from being sunny anyway, and the sunshine distribution is terrible.

Both cities need MUCH more sun and better sunshine distribuiton.

Temps are nice in both. Imagine those Vancouver winters but, instead of being rainy and grey, being blue and sunny??? They would be amazing.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Don't people think that vancouver's dry and summers will give a different feel to the city's gloomy winter because your'll know that a bright 3 months is ahead.com
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