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View Poll Results: What other climate features should they add to the Wikipedia climate boxes?
Lowest maximums/highest minimums 25 60.98%
Dewpoints 20 48.78%
Wind speed 15 36.59%
Evaporation rate 4 9.76%
Number of clear days 10 24.39%
Other (please state) 2 4.88%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-08-2014, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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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.

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Old 12-08-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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Umm those wiki pages are aimed at describing a city in general, not for us weather geeks to "analyze" its climate. Those boxes do a great job summarizing the climate briefly in context of describing the overall location. There are other weather websites available that are aimed at describing more of the nitty-gritty details that you specified. I vote for leaving the wiki boxes as they are.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:21 AM
 
Location: In transition
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Adding the highest minimums as well as how many average days of frost (if any) and amount of yearly snowfall (if any) would be useful for me.
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Paris
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I never look at the rain days and relative humidity rows. I often wonder what the record low high and record high low are for climates I'm not familiar with. This and the average dewpoint.
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Serres, Greece
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Days of frost per year, icy days, days with fog, days with thunderstorm, wind, cloudy days...
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Trondheim, Norway - 63 N
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Average snow depth for the month. I have only seen snowfall. More useful IMO to know how much the snow actually accumulates. Maybe it exist but are not used?
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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How about more accurate data?
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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It would be very good to add heat index and windchill monthly records too, in the Wikipedia weatherbox.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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For the general public I think it's perfect as it is.

For my own convenience, I'd like to add, from most to least important:

1) Sunrise/sunset time (e.g. on the 1st of each month)

2) (In a somehow separate section, to avoid making it confusing to have too many rows): average monthly hi/low + record highest min and lowest max by month

3) Average dewpoint

4) Temp standard deviation, although that would be reflected in the monthly high/lows
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Who are "they"? The users make wikipedia, not "they, them or somebody". All these additions may be useful and I would gladly add them to Finnish cities' boxes, but for example average DP's are nowhere to be found.

Feel free to create an account, dig the net and add all information possible. In text if it's not possible in the boxes. It's up to you.
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