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Old 04-21-2014, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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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)

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Old 04-21-2014, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Winterpeg
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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.
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France
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Middle East and South Asia, even the coldest month the daily high temperature exceeds 32°C(90°F)
For me, Northeastern Asia is B+ (South Korea and Japan)
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Siberia for me. The constant cold in winter, would just be too much.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Antarctica, Northern siberia, northern Africa, middle east, Canada north of 52N
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:25 AM
 
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The Red Sea coast, especially the southeastern part.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Bremerhaven, NW Germany
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Really the worst for me would be tropical deserts (south of the Tropic of Cancer) at the Red Sea and the Persian Golf.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:05 AM
 
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well, if you excluded antarctica and interior greenland, which are obviously not sutited for human life at all, i'd say the afar depression. (dallol). even eureka (nunavuut) would be preferable over that hell-hole.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (44°0 N)
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Siberia, Mongolia, Canada, european Russia, Alaska, Greenland, northern Scandinavia.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:28 AM
 
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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".
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