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View Poll Results: Climate Battle: British Columbia vs. The British Isles
British Columbia 56 84.85%
British Isles 10 15.15%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 05-28-2017, 01:39 PM
 
Location: In transition
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So which range of climates would you prefer? They lie roughly around the same latitudes as each other. Obviously British Columbia is about 3 times the size of the British Isles, so that might make a difference in people's choices. Let's define the British Isles as the following: England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.





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Old 05-28-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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British Columbia by far. It actually has something other than crappy, boring ass oceanic s*it. Also, southeast B.C. has a great climate.
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Foreignorland 58 N, 17 E.
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British Columbia because I can stay in Nanaimo or in Eastern Victoria all the time

At a large on averages the British Isles have the better climates, but due to Victoria being there they have to win.

Mainland BC gets spanked by the UK and Ireland any day though! Horrible winters...

Eastern Vancouver should have pretty nice climates though, but so does Ipswich, London, Gillingham etc.
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:49 PM
 
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Vancouver is in BC, so BC!
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Ipswich,England
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Oh dear -not another one of these .

Junter - you may as well have used the Netherlands instead - it would have been a lot more accurate - British isles will confuse folk as it's not one climate however much folk try to reinforce that stereotype .
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Ipswich,England
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i agree with Lommaren - Nanaimo for me .

seems to offer better than anything the British Isles throws up in way of the crucial sunshine hours / temps combination - looks to have beaten Porstmouth on that one - only downside is the winter rain seems excessive . Would that be like drizzle or rain i wonder ?

if it's mostly drizzle then it would require a test drive for sure
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:36 PM
B87
 
Location: Surrey/London
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Portsmouth is better than Nanaimo, London is better than Vancouver.
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Foreignorland 58 N, 17 E.
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i agree with Lommaren - Nanaimo for me .

seems to offer better than anything the British Isles throws up in way of the crucial sunshine hours / temps combination - looks to have beaten Porstmouth on that one - only downside is the winter rain seems excessive . Would that be like drizzle or rain i wonder ?

if it's mostly drizzle then it would require a test drive for sure
It's typical PNW heavy rain with not that many rain days in relation to what it receives.

Having a proper Med summer with comfy temps will make up for that though, its winters will be no worse than say Swansea, Plymouth or Cardiff to be honest.
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Syrmia, Northern Serbia, near 45 N
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British Columbia easy, for the colder winters and more diverse climate.
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Ipswich,England
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B87 - difficult one - tbf there isn't as much as a cigarette paper in it to be fair - it's pretty subjective .

I was going more my the max, rather than the mins (1981- 2010 Solent) , and also basing it more on the warmer months since they are the 'outside months'

The rain /drizzle could be an issue in Nanaimo more than Pompey - both have similar sunshine levels . Nanaimo readings are from the airport - important becasue someone will be on here in a minute telling us it's drier and warmer down by the harbourside or the scouts hut .
Anyway,i'm 50/50 at the minute on this one - a chance of snow in BC might swing it for me .

And yeah - Vancouver is a no no - i wouldn't choose that climate - not for a big clock ! - far worse than Portsmouth, and even worse than London
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