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The U.K. 44 35.77%
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Seoul
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I don't understand folks that prefer heat over cold. It's easy enough to add layers when it gets cold. But heat? There's only so much you can legally take off.
Pero like you cant cover your face when its cold, you can't wear a ski mask cause you'd look like a bank robber or serial killer. So your face stills feels cold no matter how many coats you wear
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:04 AM
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Pero like you cant cover your face when its cold, you can't wear a ski mask cause you'd look like a bank robber or serial killer. So your face stills feels cold no matter how many coats you wear
Yea, those that make that argument never seem to think about your face.
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Seoul
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Yea, those that make that argument never seem to think about your face.
One time last February it was like -17c with strong wind and when you went outside it was like someone threw a bucket of ice in your face. Face matters too
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:19 AM
 
Location: United Nations
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Ohh, how I understand you! I get a bit annoyed when people say "When it's cold you can dress up for it, when it's hot there's only so much you can take off". If it's -25 °C (-13 °F), for example, it's going to feel deadly uncomfortable, no matter how you dress. Even without wind. It feels like your nose is gonna fall on the ground. I think both extreme heat and extreme cold are bad. My ideal temperatures are between -3 °C and 25 °C.
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Old 05-31-2016, 07:28 AM
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You can wear a face mask to cover your face at those temperatures, but it's not all that fun to have cloth right next to your face and nose. Even at milder temperatures, it's nice not to be all bundled and actually feel fresh air against your skin
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Athens, Greece (Hometowm: Irmo, SC)
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Heathrow has 30 freezing night per year, and the average coldest low over the course of the year is -5c.

The central part of London gets around 5-10 freezing nights, and rarely drops below -2c on the coldest nights.

Further afield, Rothamsted (the famous frost hollow, and the coldest nights in southern England) gets 48 frosts per year, still a significant improvement over Raleigh.

Interesting. It helps being close to water, no doubt. This is one positive about London. Despite being so far north, you don't get below freezing too much; but temperatures at night always seem to dance around the 30's all winter long. Thanks for the information! Finally, someone that can pony up the facts!




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Did you mean less? English temperatures are less variable than southern US ones. In its coldest month (by nights), London Heathrow averages 35.8°F, it goes below freezing 30% of the time:

London Heathrow Airport climate information - Met Office

33 "air frosts", meaning freezes on average per year in London Heathrow. Stations outside London vary, I saw 35-50. Since the average low is close to freezing already, it doesn't take much extra cold or variability to increase the number of freezing nights.

I meant less. Air frosts would mean what, below 37 degrees Fahrenheit? A freeze would be below, well, freezing. Correct? Good points and thanks for the information.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:44 AM
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An air frost is the same thing as a freeze; the low temperature falling below 0c.

An ice day is where the high stays below 0c, and most years we don't get any of them.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Live:Downtown Phoenix, AZ/Work:Greater Los Angeles, CA
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An air frost is the same thing as a freeze; the low temperature falling below 0c.

An ice day is where the high stays below 0c, and most years we don't get any of them.
Well, the US National Weather Service defines a hard freeze as a temperature dipping to -2.2°C(28°F) or less for 5 consecutive hours
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:57 AM
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Well, the US National Weather Service defines a hard freeze as a temperature dipping to -2.2°C(28°F) or less for 5 consecutive hours
If that's the case then Heathrow would barely record a handful of 'hard freezes' in a year.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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If that's the case then Heathrow would barely record a handful of 'hard freezes' in a year.

Well Charleston SC averages 10 days a year with a min at 28F or lower for 1986 to 2015.

Savannah 10 per year. Mobile AL 9 days per year.

But of course due to massive instability in winter there, it varies all over the map year to year. 2010 Charleston had 27 such days, Savannah had 30 nights like that, and Mobile in 2010 got 23 such nights. All over the map really. Some years get only 2, while others get close to 30 nights of hard freezes.
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