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View Poll Results: Take your pick (mm)
below 300 1 3.57%
300 to 590 6 21.43%
850 to 1,100 5 17.86%
1,100 to 1,500 9 32.14%
1,500 above 7 25.00%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:41 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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On this forum precipitation amounts seems less important to one's climate than temperatures but I think they're both equally as important.

Precipitation groups

< 300mm
300 to 590mm
590 to 850mm
850 to 1,100mm
1,100 to 1,500mm
1,600 >

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I'd prefer somewhere in the 1500mm-2000mm range provided there is a minimum 1800 hours of sunshine per year. It varies somewhat depending on climate zone though; in temperate climates I prefer a bit less and in tropical climates higher rainfall is more desirable for me.

Ideally there is no marked dry season either.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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1100-1500 is OK in convective downpours (80-90%) and a humid subtropical climate. For a lame cold climate like the UK's I'd rather have the lowest rainfall possible (like 600mm in the SE) but the number is given my ideal climate.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:35 AM
 
Location: In transition
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590-850mm is ideal to me
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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1100-1500 mm is good for me. It's what I get now and is usually sufficient.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Depends on the temperature as well as the intensity of precipitation (thundershowers vs drizzle), and also how precipitation is distributed throughout the year.

For subtropical climates with an even precipitation pattern (my preferred climate), 850 to 1,100mm.
For cooler climates, or climates with pronounced wet/dry seasons, 590-850mm.
For very cold climates, 300 to 590mm.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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1100-1500 is the best for my tastes, with average distribution year round
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Originally Posted by deneb78 View Post
590-850mm is ideal to me
Just noticed I didn't add that option to the poll sorry people
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Paris
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1100-1500 is the best for my tastes, with average distribution year round
Ditto. I'd prefer it to be on the rainy side of this bracket.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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No more than about 800mm, unless rainday counts are low.
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