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Old 04-21-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: York
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Northern Ireland. Cloudy, mild and wet all year round, with no extremes in temperature.

Like England, but 1000x worse.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:10 PM
 
Location: somewhere flat
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Instead of naming certain cities around the world with a bad climate, stick with ONE region that rarely has any places with a likable climate...

For me, it's Eastern Asia - Humid hot summers, little sunshine, smog, too much rain & cold snowy winters (to the north). There isn't a single place in East Asia that I rate above D. America's Midwest is a close call for similar reasons...

So...what is that ONE region in the world that has the most horrendous climate for you?

(Remember, regions only, not random towns or cities around the world - i.e Middle East, Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, South Asia)


Most of the Southern USA. Hot, humid, like someone through a wet hot blanket over your head. I can't live anywhere that's 110 degrees - ever.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:12 PM
 
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Siberia and Antarctica.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:34 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Any Asian monsoon climate.

Most of India (except Himalayas)
Most of Pakistan (except Himalayas)
Most of China.
Sahara desert of africa
Desert areas of middle east (except higher elevation areas).
Amazon Basin
Hottest parts of Australia
Antarctica
Canada north of 60N (except Yukon)
Siberia
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Worst climates: Bangkok, Chennai, Dubai, Manila, Calcutta, Orlando, Phoenix, or any place with temperatures averaging 90 + F.

Best Climates: Helsinki, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, or any place with cool-cold weather persisting most of the year.
Remember, I said regions not individual cities around the world...
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:05 PM
 
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I'd say any place with frequent dust storms. Its one thing to be in the rain or snow, but to have grit in your eyes and mouth is unbearable.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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There's not much land here but if you consider only places that are at least marginally inhabitable, I would rate the sub Antarctic as the rock bottom unquestioned worst climatic hell hole we have on earth. (I don't consider Antarctica inhabitable).
This would include Chile south of 50° latitude, Tierra del Fuego, The Falklands (or Malvinas), Campbell and Macquarie Islands, Kerguelen and Marion Island, South Georgia, South Orkney and other bits and pieces of rock that can barely sustain grass let alone a human population.
None of these places have anything I would call a summer and even the driest of the lot average more rainy days per year than dry ones. Wind is a constant companion; in fact you can't get away from it. Some favored spots have average annual wind speeds rivaling New Hampshire's Mt. Washington. Sunshine is anemic here. One of the sunniest places that track this is Ushuaia and they get less than 1400 hours in a good year. Even Edinburgh can beat that and Bergen's not too far behind. And that's the best this region can do! Most of these islands and costal areas run in the 800 to 1000 range.

There are many regions that are unsuitable but you have to look far and wide to find as generally awful a climate in as large a patch of Earth as the "Furious Fifties" and "Screaming Sixties".
Agree. And don't forget that Campbell averages only 640 hrs (at best), and the South Orkneys even less it seems.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:38 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Any place that can't grow palm trees unprotected
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Any place that can't grow palm trees unprotected
That's like 50% of the world or something. Come on, now that's harsh.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:58 AM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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Canada, Northern Ireland (Boke). Any places that get really cold or don't ever get any decent weather...
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