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Old 10-30-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (44°0 N)
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For me the UK is cool temperate, London included. Its annual mean is below 12°C, and its July mean is below 19°C.
The fact it reaches 30°C a couple of times per year doesn't mean it has a warm climate.
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Portsmouth, UK/Swanage, UK
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I guess London and Southern Britain being a cool temperate or warm temperate climate is a very subjective one, and is up to the individual person...
I mean it's suppose to be 21 degrees tomorrow maximum (which really isn't that warm if I'm honest!), and it's all over the UK Papers! Oh, and it's also a Halloween record high, just goes to show how pathetic the UK climate is really! A pleasant 30 degrees in Melbourne tomorrow! LOL
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Buxton UK
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London and SE England is somewhere in between. Shetland Isles has a cool temperature climate. There's a big difference between that climate and London's (and also Buxton and London's).
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I don't consider London to be cool temperate. I would say somewhere like Edinburgh or Belfast is cool temperate.
I guess I should've made a "mild temperate" classification up there, where Southern England and most of Central Europe (i.e. Poland, Netherlands, Germany) would fall under.

And yes, Edinburgh, Belfast and Glasgow would be somewhere along the lines of 'cool temperate'.
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, UK/Swanage, UK
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I guess I should've made a "mild temperate" classification up there, where Southern England and most of Central Europe (i.e. Poland, Netherlands, Germany) would fall under.

And yes, Edinburgh, Belfast and Glasgow would be somewhere along the lines of 'cool temperate'.
Yea, mild temperate sounds about right tbh... much of Scotland and NI hardly av above 20 on the warmest month, whereas most of England and Wales do.
I think mild tamp I can defo agree on
What would you give places like the north east coast of the US? after all winters can get down to -5 as a max in winter to 30 max in the summer... This is why I think those maps were a bit simplistic...
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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What would you give places like the north east coast of the US? after all winters can get down to -5 as a max in winter to 30 max in the summer... This is why I think those maps were a bit simplistic...
Continental-temperate

A term I coined for continental places with hot summers (look at my little list up there).
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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I guess I should've made a "mild temperate" classification up there, where Southern England and most of Central Europe (i.e. Poland, Netherlands, Germany) would fall under.

And yes, Edinburgh, Belfast and Glasgow would be somewhere along the lines of 'cool temperate'.
There must be something really important about the 18-23 C maximum temperature range, that it's split into three groups. I guess that's what happens when a system is designed with specific climates being excluded, as the main objective

Somewhere like Belfast has a warmer annual temperature than Warsaw, yet belongs in a colder grouping. Sure is a complicated system.


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Yea, mild temperate sounds about groupsright tbh... much of Scotland and NI hardly av above 20 on the warmest month, whereas most of England and Wales do.
I think mild tamp I can defo agree on .
On a global scale, the 2-3 C difference between your summer maximum and somewhere like Glasgow, barely register. Why try to show the climates as fundamentally different, when they're not?
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:09 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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In England we have a stupid superiority complex that the south is so much warmer in year round while the north is so cold and rainy.

That's why people have a need to differentiate.
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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In England we have a stupid superiority complex that the south is so much warmer in year round while the north is so cold and rainy.

That's why people have a need to differentiate.
True enough. People often think locally while classifying climate, rather than globally.
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:25 PM
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Location: Surrey/London
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The difference between Edinburgh city centre and London Heathrow, temperature-wise, is about the same as the difference between London and Vigo or Bordeaux.

I think people in oceanic climates notice small changes more, as temperature variation is low compared to other parts of the world.
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