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Old 06-11-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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Over how much amount of rainfall amount/yr would you consider the threshold as too wet?...sunshine ours/yr?
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Too wet for me is any climate over 1,000mm / year, but an important consideration is the amount of days with measurable precipitation. For example, 800mm across 150 days is less desirable than 1,200mm across 80 days.

I have no upper limit for sunshine and even after extended sunny spells, have never tired of it. However if I was in somewhere like Yuma, AZ I may want a bit more variety after awhile.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Approximately 2,600 hours for sun, give or take 100. Rainfall, I'm not sure. Maybe somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 inches?
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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My limit for sunshine would be somewhere like Yuma where the sunshine after a while would probably nauseate me.

Rainfall, my limit is probably somewhere in the region of 7,000 - 10,000mm..
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:33 PM
 
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Rainfall totals depends on the amount of precipitation days.

Ideal rain totals would be anywhere from 700mm - 1300mm, distributed through the year. With 80-90 precipitation days per year.

Sunshine hours ideal would be between 3,000 and 3,500 hours/yr, provided it meets the rainfall requirements.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Not sure if I have a limit. I think about 2800hrs of sunshine is ideal but any more than 3000hr is excessive. I've never really lived in a very sunny climate so can't really say.

As for rainfall, I think the duration of rainfall is more important than the total rainfall amount. NYC is fairly rainy but a lot of the rainfall, especially in the summer, comes in short intense bursts rather than annoying drizzle that lasts for days. It also depends how the rainfall is distributed throughout the year (the more evenly, the better). To give a very general answer:
For tropical/humid subtropical locations - about 60 inches, 1500mm
For temperate oceanic locations - about half that.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Sunshine - no upper limit. Rainfall - as with ADGreen it depends on both totals and number of precip. days. Anything above 1000mm I consider undesirable unless the number of 1mm+ days is only about 90 or less. Preferred total would be no more than about 600mm.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:04 PM
 
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Give me Corvallis' (OR) rainfall totals, Redding's (CA) sunshine hours and Sacramento's number of rainy days and I would be a happy man.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Dalby, Queensland
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Sunshine - over 3500 hours is definitely too much. Even though I like it to be sunny more often then not, I do like some variety so about 2800 is my ideal.

Rainfall - 3000mm or so is probably about my limit. I think if rain happened so often it would not be enjoyable to me like it is now. Mind you I would rather 4000mm than 100mm.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Melbourne AUS
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I have no upper limit for sunshine hours, but I find anything less than 2500 hours to be too cloudy. With rainfall, what matters to me is the amount of rain days, rather than annual average. I would find more than 100 rain days a year to be too much. My ideal range would be about 40-80.
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