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Old 02-05-2014, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Saskatoon
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So everybody has different climate preferences, but I'm curious about people's priorities.

Some people hate heat/cold/rain/dryness/whatever and want to avoid it at all costs, while others are willing to put up with conditions they don't like for part of the year as long as they also get to experience the weather they do like as well. For example, cold haters/heat lovers who will put up with cold winters in exchange for a nice summer and heat haters/cold lovers who will put up with hot summers in exchange for cold snowy winters, versus people in those same categories who just prefer to live in a year-round mild climate to avoid the weather conditions they hate.

Obviously there needs to be a certain balance between the two, and certain people are more widely tolerant of different conditions than others (such as four seasons lovers versus people who only like tropical or arctic weather).

But generally speaking where do you stand on this?

Do you primarily just want to avoid the weather conditions you hate or is it more important that you experience the ones you like even if it means putting up with a period of crappy weather at some point in the year?
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Experiencing weather I like is more important. I will tolerate a hot summer if it means getting a cold winter in return. I will not tolerate a mild winter for a mild summer though.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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I want comfortable outdoor weather, all year. So if I'm in a climate that has that, then there is little weather I don't like. That's why I like my climate- very little weather that isn't comfortable.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:39 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Avoiding weather I hate as much as possible for me. That means no snow or freezing temps as much as I can help it. It doesn't matter if the summer is somewhat lukewarm or mild just as long as I get nonfreezing winters. That is what is most important to me
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Glasgow, UK
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I like warm-hot summers and cold, snowy winters. I don't really have weather that I absolutely hate, except for the type of extreme cold weather I've never experienced - I don't mind any type of weather as long as it isn't too prolongued. I even get fed up with snow in the winter if it goes on for too long (like when I spent a winter in Alberta).

So experiencing weather I like is more important, because there is very little that I cannot tolerate for a short time.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Avoiding weather I hate.

But this is a hard question. I really would like to experience weather phenomena like dust storms.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Location: New York
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Experiencing weather I like is definitely more important.

It makes rating climates difficult. As much as I love warmth/heat, I hate boring weather, which rules out tropical and dry climates for me. I also despise the cold, but I'd be willing to tolerate brief bouts of cold (but not too cold) weather in the winter if it meant that the rest of the year would be warm/hot and interesting weather-wise.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:45 PM
 
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Experiencing weather I like. I prefer snowy winters and hot summers over mild winters and warm summers.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:48 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Avoiding weather I hate. I love a cold and snowy winter, but I will take a mild one if it means not having to suffer through a relentless summer.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Winterpeg & up
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Avoiding weather I hate.

Asking as it's above 23C in the summer I don't care.
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