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Old 07-28-2014, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Glasgow, UK
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North Atlantic maritime climates, but especially the islands of about 57 degree latitude and above. Islands and peninsulas in the southern hemisphere below 50 degrees south are also horrendous, but the worst of these places (Macquarie Island, as an example) are uninhabited.

Tundra climates like those found in Nunavut are intolerable.

Very dry and hot deserts such as the Atacama, most of the middle east and the Sahara where nothing can grow without extensive irrigation.

Polar climates are the worst of all, but nobody lives there permanently anyway.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:45 PM
 
Location: On the 3rd planet from the sun
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North Atlantic maritime climates, but especially the islands of about 57 degree latitude and above. Islands and peninsulas in the southern hemisphere below 50 degrees south are also horrendous, but the worst of these places (Macquarie Island, as an example) are uninhabited.

Tundra climates like those found in Nunavut are intolerable.

Very dry and hot deserts such as the Atacama, most of the middle east and the Sahara where nothing can grow without extensive irrigation.

Polar climates are the worst of all, but nobody lives there permanently anyway.
I can agree about North Atlantic maritime climates big time:

Look at the data for Cartwright, Canada. At least some of the other maritime climates like London, Seattle, Vancouver, BC has 2 to 4 months with mean temps above 16 C, maybe not warm, but not cold in the warmest month either. Yet Cartwright has ZERO:

Cartwright, Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Canadian prairies and the Midwest USA have the worst IMO. I don't like climates where the temperatures fluctuate every other day.

I'd rather have it where the temperature does not depart too much from the normal daily high.

Wow, you and me are on exactly the same climate wavelength lol. I agree completely with you said above. I think oceanic climates in subtropical latitudes, like Bermuda, are the best of both worlds. Warm, with stable temps.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: My favorite state Arizona
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I would say Antarctica because it is always extremely cold and windy, and the air has almost no moisture in it so your skin would easily dry out from that, and the cold can cause hypothermia. I've never been there and never plan on it either.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Castlederp
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- Any place above 55N latitude
- Any continental city at any latitiude (Above 40N winters too cold, below 40N summers too hot)
- Islands in the sea above 40N (except Med islands such as Corsica)
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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all areas within 30 degrees of either pole
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:50 PM
 
Location: In transition
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That's like 50% of the world or something. Come on, now that's harsh.
Not really... most of the populated areas of the world can grow palm trees. Even places like the west coast of Canada and western Europe can grow them but to me these climates are marginal in terms of what I like
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Not really... most of the populated areas of the world can grow palm trees. Even places like the west coast of Canada and western Europe can grow them but to me these climates are marginal in terms of what I like
Yeah true, I actually realized that a few months after I made that old post.
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Shrewsbury UK
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I can agree about North Atlantic maritime climates big time:

Look at the data for Cartwright, Canada. At least some of the other maritime climates like London, Seattle, Vancouver, BC has 2 to 4 months with mean temps above 16 C, maybe not warm, but not cold in the warmest month either. Yet Cartwright has ZERO:

Cartwright, Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The worst thing about that climate is that springs take for ever to warm up. July and August are only 3C or so colder than the same latitude in Britain, and I wouldn't mind the snowy winters. But April averaging below freezing is just ridiculous at the same latitude as northern England. Even May is no warmer than an average February over here- you would still have snow cover with it light at 9pm. That's Arctic.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:40 AM
 
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Any subpolar oceanic climate with pathetic just above freezing cold rain (no snow) most of the time and little sun.
Extreme humidity and heat combo + quite a bit gloomy. Like Hongkong summers.
Extreme 50C+ heat like Death Valley
Extreme -50C- cold like Vostok
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