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Old 08-24-2012, 05:11 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Which cities that you rated A or F have a population of at least one million? Middle sized capital cities could be included as well.

As for myself (list not exhaustive):

A+
Dakar

A
Miami
Sanya
Honolulu (pop 950.000 for the county)

A-
Bangkok
Phnom Penh


and


F
Chongqing?

My F grade is some serious business and usually I do not give it to places which have at least one redeeming quality. UK & Ireland have mild winters, Siberia & Canada (large cities) usually have proper summers and quite some sun, etc. Reykjavik has NO redeeming quality to me but is too small to qualify, so does Anchorage or Barrow...
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Wow, there would be a lot of Fs, since I'm used to give the failing grade to winterless climates. Maybe I'm too harsh..

Useful link, but there are waay too many:
//www.city-data.com/forum/weath...directory.html
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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A
Toronto, Montreal, Sapporo, Stockholm, Warsaw, Munich, Moscow, St Petersburg,

B
New York, Berlin, Milan, Beijing

C
London, Paris, Washington, Rome, Madrid, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo, Shanghai, Johannesburg

D
Houston, Dallas, Perth

E
Miami

F
Phoenix, Dubai, Riyadh, Mecca, Jakarta, Mumbai, Dhaka
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Out of the list...

A
Sapporo
Toronto
Pittsburgh
Chicago
Montréal
Hartford (metro counts yeah?)


F
La Paz
Bangkok
Sao Paulo
Kinshasa
Ouagadougou
Lima
Tegucigalpa
San Francisco
Honolulu
Khartoum
Mumbai
Dakar
Nairobi
Singapore

...Among others, I'm sure.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:49 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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@Rozenn

I guess you'd give my location an A as well if you give Hartford an A?
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Of course, I'd love it if we could switch climates... Or at least switch winters, I'm sure you wouldn't mind!

Btw, it's a real pity that the Siberian high is so strong in winter. Because of that, I couldn't give Seoul or Beijing an A despite their nice temperature averages. In comparison, in most northern American humid continental climates, precipitation is distributed more evenly, which is the reason why they get higher grades.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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One million? For a "major city" I think a one million threshold is too high. Nevertheless, it's your thread, so your definitions prevail.

Major cities that have been rated as A grade or qualify for an A grade:

Edmonton, Alberta
Novosibirsk, Russia
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Omsk, Russia
Kazan, Russia
Chelyabinsk, Russia
Ufa, Russia

All of these are an A neutral or A minus, and most of these just barely make the grade

Major cities that have been rated as F grade or qualify for a F grade:

Too many to count

I reserve my A grades for the climates that I like and are genuinely good. F grades go to climates where I detest the weather in all seasons (i.e. bad winters and bad summers).

I searched all the cities in the world with populations over 1 000 000 and I was surprised by the fact that all but one A-grade "major city" is in Russia. Fortunately for my prospects, I enjoy living in places with populations far below 1 000 000. A regional hub with a unusually heavy amenities and a population in the tens of thousands will do just fine. Something like Anchorage is good too.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:40 PM
 
Location: In transition
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My criteria is very simple...
If a city averages even 1 month with the temperature below freezing.. it gets an automatic F.

If a city qualifies as a tropical city.. i.e. averages all 12 months with an average of 18C or greater.. it gets at least an A- from me.

To get an A+ a city needs to have an average temperature between 20C-25C every month of the year... have less than 1000mm of yearly precipitation and greater than 3000 hours of sunshine.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:29 AM
 
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My criteria is very simple...
If a city averages even 1 month with the temperature below freezing.. it gets an automatic F.

If a city qualifies as a tropical city.. i.e. averages all 12 months with an average of 18C or greater.. it gets at least an A- from me.

To get an A+ a city needs to have an average temperature between 20C-25C every month of the year... have less than 1000mm of yearly precipitation and greater than 3000 hours of sunshine.
20°C to 25°C? I would have thought that you'd prefer climates between 28°C and 35°C Never thought your preferences would be similar to mine, minus the low rain and high sunshine hours
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:10 AM
 
Location: In transition
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20°C to 25°C? I would have thought that you'd prefer climates between 28°C and 35°C Never thought your preferences would be similar to mine, minus the low rain and high sunshine hours
Well I was just talking about average temperatures... I should have specified that it should be between 28/20 and 32/24 year round (so 24 to 28°C would be more accurate...)
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