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View Poll Results: What other climate features should they add to the Wikipedia climate boxes?
Lowest maximums/highest minimums 35 59.32%
Dewpoints 29 49.15%
Wind speed 25 42.37%
Evaporation rate 9 15.25%
Number of clear days 15 25.42%
Other (please state) 5 8.47%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-10-2014, 05:12 AM
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Location: Surrey/London
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W Europe generally has higher dew points than the PNW, it's not that surprising.
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Days of thunderstorms are a must.
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Old 06-17-2016, 12:17 AM
 
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I find Wikipedia climate boxes to be very useful and handy, thanks to their colours, as they express the climates clearly to the reader. We all love to use them here.

Before, they didn't have humidity and sunshine figures - Just maximums, minimums, records and rainfall. Percentage of possible sunshine is a recent addition. Do you think they should add more climatic features on the boxes? I'd say dewpoints. Can't believe they haven't made a consensus on adding a dewpoint row.
Mean maximum temperatures for each month have been added for some cities.
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Old 06-17-2016, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Sydney
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Mean maximum temperatures for each month have been added for some cities.
I find those quite irritating, it looks too cluttered now.
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Old 06-17-2016, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I find those quite irritating, it looks too cluttered now.
Agreed. Totally against them. They confuse you. Glad the feature is only used for the North American cities only (I think).

They should've at least done dewpoint temps. Nearly every climate station records those anyway.
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Live:Downtown Phoenix, AZ/Work:Greater Los Angeles, CA
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Agreed. Totally against them. They confuse you. Glad the feature is only used for the North American cities only (I think).

They should've at least done dewpoint temps. Nearly every climate station records those anyway.
I estimate the normal dew's by using the avg humidity with the mean temp, it is fairly accurate
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:11 AM
 
Location: 44N 89W
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Default Dew points and wind speeds

I think that they should add dew points and wind speeds to the climate boxes. I do have a handy calculator bookmarked, but not everyone knows that site exists and besides, to most people, dew points have far more of an influence on comfort than relative humidity, or even comprise the only humidity-related factor.

I also think they should add wind speeds because wind also contributes to comfort levels. 5°F (-15°C) with no wind is very cold but tolerable, but with a 40 mph (65 km/h) wind blowing at you, it is a living nightmare. Similarly, 90°F (32°C) with medium humidity and no wind is definitely hot, but with a 10 mph (16 km/h) wind, it is only pleasantly warm.

In the box for my ideal climate, I use the wind chill slot (which I think they should remove, as an inherently meaningless number) for my wind speeds in miles per hour, but what I honestly prefer to do is make my own climate boxes in Excel.
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:52 AM
 
Location: United Nations
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Wind Speed, as it can tell a lot about a climate, especially in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Orcutt, CA (Santa Maria Valley)
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Need the average monthly dewpoint.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:33 AM
 
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Days of thunderstorms are a must.
This for sure
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