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Old 07-14-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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These two geographic regions are often compared due to oppressive summer heat/ humidity, but I would have to give the edge to the United States. I feel areas of the Gulf and deep south experience temperatures and dew points far longer than southeast China, but I would be interested in hearing someone elses opinion on the subject. ???
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:59 PM
 
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Southeast China has summer highs average in the high 80s while areas in the US at comparable latitudes have hotter summers, highs in the upper 90s and 100s.... A city in interior China, Chongqing, is considered to be the "furnace of China" due to its hot summer. However, its upper 80s high average is nowhere as hot as Dallas, an actually mild city for Southern standard
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Chinese cities are also incredibly cloudy compared to American cities... cities like Chongqing have to be among the gloomiest cities on the planet...
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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During the summer, SE China has noticeably warmer lows on average than the SE US. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong (because I've never been there to actually feel the summer myself), but the summer monsoon probably makes things oppressively humid in the entire region of East Asia (Japan and Korea seem to have relatively high summer lows as well) during that time period.

Average June-September lows for various southern China cities (in °F)
Chongqing: 72/76/77/69
Shanghai: 69/77/77/69
Guangzhou: 77/78/78/75
Changsha: 72/78/77/69
Nanchang: 73/78/78/71

Compared to:
Dallas: 71/75/74/67
Houston: 74/75/75/72
Miami: 75/76/77/76
New Orleans: 72/74/74/71
Charleston: 74/77/76/72

Other than the Guangzhou area, there does seem to be a more noticeable jump and subsequent fall in summer low temperatures as compared to the SE US.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Would you say as oppressive as Southern Cities such as Houston or Hattiesburg, MS?
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Definitely southeast US for the sun.

Both are preposterous though.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:09 AM
 
Location: West Korea
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Both are truly terrible, awful in every way...
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:50 AM
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Location: Surrey/London
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Isn't this just another wavehunter/dcasey/y-retard clone from the early days? 2 posts and no actual poll.
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Southeast Raleigh, NC
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I'm from Southeast China, actually, and now live in Raleigh, NC. It felt hotter in SE China.
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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As much as I find the US southwest overrated, it is still miles better than southeastern china.

High humidity + no winter whatsoever + sunshine rates that would make Scotland feel like California by comparison + summer lows in the 70s = a certain idea of hell (for me)

At least the US climates seem more variety and they are very sunny overall.
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