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View Poll Results: How do you rate London Heathrow?
A 3 6.38%
B 6 12.77%
C 16 34.04%
D 14 29.79%
E 4 8.51%
F 4 8.51%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-26-2014, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Portsmouth, UK/Swanage, UK
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Not sure if this thread has been done before, but can't find an older one so I'll post this anyway.
London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chilly, dull and drizzly winters
Cool to fairly mild springs, with sunny spells and showers
Mild to warm summers (pleasant), with sunny spells and showers
Mild to cool Autumns, with storms and dull.
So how do you rate London Heathrow (far west London area)?

I rate it a D+. To dull year round and winter, spring and Autumn are far to cold for my liking. However, summer is OK and pleasant - more how I'd ideally like my winters to be! I do like the August extreme high though, would like to see that figure above 40C sometime soon!!...
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:51 PM
 
Location: manchester
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Very gloomy
No real summer months
Cold spring and autumn
Cold winter
Automatically an F for me.
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:34 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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C Meh...
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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C for me. Another 500 hours of sunshine would make it quite reasonable.
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Old 09-26-2014, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Serres, Greece
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C for me. I would like at least 100 hours more sunshine from May - September to be ok. Also I would like more precipitation, more snow and more thunderstorms. Temperatures are ok but I would like to have colder winters.
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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E, too gloomy for my taste and just no summer weather to speak of. Dewpoint has not reached 20C all this year!

Also (England as a whole) notoriously lacking in thunderstorm activity.
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:39 PM
 
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On the positive side, London does get nice stretches of tranquil weather in the Spring especially in April..... For example 2011 was outstanding for a location that is 51N



London's average max in April is about 1.4C below Chicago (15.6C at MDW with the record being 19.9C back in 1955) so I would say the positive anomaly is much more impressive in Oceanic London than in Continental Chicago.... At least for April.
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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E.

Too gloomy and drizzly.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Lima, Peru
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C-/D+
Cool summers and cold winters, but at least it's livable
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Castlederp
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D+

Add 5C to the temperatures year round, and 500 hours of sunshine and this becomes a B+ climate.

The only thing I really like about our climate is the fact that we are not as prone to extreme cold as the averages might suggest. For example, ice days are rare, and days below 20C in July are also rare.
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