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View Poll Results: Which has a better collection of climates?
The U.K. 41 35.04%
The U.S. South 76 64.96%
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Hard one. They're both equally bad, but in different ways.

The UK has better summers, but the US south has better winters. Both have a season that's just equally horrible (UK winters, southern summers).
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Another thing though, averages in London may be warmer, but London will never get the many warm days we get in winter.
It's not very useful to compare the averages alone, because London has oceanic influence while my region is very continental. Nashville has far colder record lows than London, yet as recently as 2014 they reached 26C in February.
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Old 05-30-2016, 07:33 AM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Winter or summer?
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Winter.

We have warmer winters than Nashville, TN, or any part of Kentucky. Winters in the south become warmer than here once you get south of Raleigh, NC.
Overall = annual. North of Raleigh, NC would be "upper south" by most definitions anyway.
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Old 05-30-2016, 07:37 AM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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Another thing though, averages in London may be warmer, but London will never get the many warm days we get in winter.
London will also never get the many freezing cold nights you get either...
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Old 05-30-2016, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Hanau, Germany
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I voted for the UK because I had the Deep South in mind. The Upper South (West Virginia) would win though. Beckley, WV has an amazing climate, one of the best on earth.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:13 AM
 
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If you can choose a particular spot, then why not make it somewhere like Asheville vs somewhere like Cornwall. There are spots in the south with less humidity, and spots in the UK with less rain.

But average vs average, give me drizzle over humidity any day.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Athens, Greece (Hometowm: Irmo, SC)
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London will also never get the many freezing cold nights you get either...
I'd have to see the statistics to believe this. What does Raleigh average a year as far as below-freezing nights? 60ish? Certainly not after this past winter. But that's besides the point...
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:46 AM
 
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Southern France, Spain, and Portugal are largely Mediterranean


Southern France (apart from Corsica) is hardly Mediterranean : it has actually a degraded Mediterranean climate (partly oceanic west of the Rhône river, partly alpine east of that meridian) up to few dozen kilometers from the sea. The rest (90%) of the South of France (South of 45° N Lat) is temperate oceanic for the most part, temperate continental and alpine on its eastern fringes. There are a lot of misconceptions in the US about French climates : people forget that the South of France is , mostly , at the latitudes of Montréal, Toronto , Bostonand , for its southernmost tip (Corsica), Chicago!
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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This is a tough one. The worst climates in the US South are worse than the worst inhabited climates in the UK. But the Southern Appalachains have such a nice climate that I'll choose to vote for the US South.
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:25 AM
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Location: Surrey/London
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I'd have to see the statistics to believe this. What does Raleigh average a year as far as below-freezing nights? 60ish? Certainly not after this past winter. But that's besides the point...
That's still double the number of freezing nights we get in the outer parts of London.
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