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Old 08-29-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 47°10'N 0°25'E
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Yep, that's getting close. If France and Spain have these summers anywhere, it would elevate their status.
Maybe Lyon could be closer to what you like.
Lyon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Yes, much of northern Italy, especially the areas close to the Alps, have hot summers (average highs of 28-30°C in July and August) and abundant summer rainfall: Milan, Verona, Venice, Trieste, Udine, Bolzano, Turin.
Look at Verbania, Piedmont if you like hot summers with great rainfall (both due to atlantic depressions and convective thunderstorms), it's impressive:

Stazione meteorologica di Verbania - Wikipedia
That's what I'm talking about. Perfect summers in my book.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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I vote for New Zealand. Warm and tropical on the North Island, very temperate on the South Island. Australia has terrific heat waves and droughts that set off terrible fires, and not infrequently at that.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Maybe Lyon could be closer to what you like.
Lyon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yep that's an "A" summer. I generally like the French Med climates overall , but the tendency towards extended dry periods during summer, is a negative.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 47°10'N 0°25'E
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Yep that's an "A" summer. I generally like the French Med climates overall , but the tendency towards extended dry periods during

summer, is a negative.

To me the dry mediterranean summers are a positive thing, but everyone has his tastes.


You have Toulouse also, french 4th city, that is classified as subtropical humid, but more dry than Lyon and warmer, borderline mediterranean but lot wetter than Marseille.
Toulouse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And probably many other cities in the interior of the south-west: Agen, Albi, Montauban, Bergerac, etc.. Or even Bordeaux, wich is more oceanic and relatively "cooler", average 26.6°C and is much wetter summer than Toulouse. The same for Clermont-ferrand and many other places such as Grenoble, etc.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Besançon is wetter, though not particularly warm. I once was caught in a rainstorm there in June. The precipitation rates aren't higher than in Paris, but they tend to last much longer.
Besançon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Places just west of the Jura/northern French Alps feature a similar climate. Probably a tad enhanced by orographic lift. Close to 100 mm in August, though still coolish, but there must be better than that:
Ambérieu-en-Bugey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Edit: Chambéry is warmer (3rd temp chart):
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamb%C3%A9ry#Climat
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:45 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Hmm. France (and the interior western Europe) has a bunch of climates that straddle the border between oceanic and continental. Something we don't really get, though the Pacific Northwest might closest. But precipitation patterns are different enough that you wouldn't mistake it for Portland, OR. Or New York City.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:51 PM
 
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Tahiti.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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South Africa. Perfect mix of Mediterranean, Arid and Subtropical. No other country comes close. You could land me anywhere in South Africa and I'd rate the climate an A- at the very least:

Cape Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bloemfontein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Port Elizabeth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pity it's such a dangerous place. I would love to live there.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:40 AM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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Australia. Has temperate to tropical climates, deserts to rainforests, Ski resorts & tropical Islands
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