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Old 05-26-2016, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Hanau, Germany
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Imagine two climates with very similar temperatures but at different latitudes. Say, one at 45 °N and the other at 30 °N.

1. Which one would you prefer?

The lower latitude one (harsh sun, less daylight variation) or the higher latitude one (weaker sun, longer days in summer, shorter days in winter).

2. Would you change your opinion if it was 60 °N vs 45 °N instead? (= Do you always prefer higher or lower latitudes or does it depend on the latitudes in question?)
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Old 05-26-2016, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Esquel, Argentina
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I think anything between 30 and 45 is fine. Lower than 30 and the sun is too strong. Over 45 and winter days are too short while summer days are too long.
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Old 05-26-2016, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Sun is too strong at 41N here in every single month so I'd rather be at 55N..


Oh wait, that wasn't an option.
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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I think that I prefer the 45 N latitude (where I am currently). I'd choose it in a heartbeat over 30 N, but its battle with 60 N would be closer due to more daylight variation there, but I still believe that the 45 N would win in the end.
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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I've always loved the difference between winter/summer daylight we get here at 54N and used to think 57N would be the sweet spot for me before the winters got too dark, but you've got to balance that out with how weak the sun is at high latitudes.

Even where I live now we get about four months where you can hardly feel the sun at all (plus it's overcast the large majority of the time anyway) and only four months when it genuinely feels warm - and even then it's still overcast most of the time. Once we get to the last week of August and I notice the sun's strength isn't what it was I definitely feel I ought to make the most of every sunny day we've got left while the sun's still got at least some power to it.

I wouldn't want to live anywhere where the sun was so strong I'd have to protect myself from it, so if I had to choose between 30, 45 and 60N I'd go with 45N. I think nowadays I'd probably take 45N over 54N as well.
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Hanau, Germany
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I think for me 60 N is better than 45 N which is better than 30 N. I always prefer a lower sun, even here at 50 °N the sun is too strong for me in summer.
And of course I love long days in summer but above 60 N the advantage isn't that great anymore. Maybe 60 N even is too far north, the abovementioned 55-57 N range indeed seems perfect.
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Viseu, Portugal 510 masl
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I like the regime we have here at 40/41
Days ranging from 15 hours in the peak of summer to 9 hours in the peak of winter.
Ideally I would prefer 10 hour days in the peak of winter, sun intensity never bothered me (as far south as 36n)
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Freiburg
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I don't care about cloudy miserable long summer days. 30N it is.

A lower latitude is always preferred.
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Sydney
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30S is fine, Sydney is at almost 34S so it's what I'm used to.
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Old 05-27-2016, 02:36 AM
 
Location: United Nations
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Like Kamloops vs Dayton, Ohio. I usually prefer the higher latitude one.
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