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Old 01-12-2010, 08:08 AM
 
Location: In transition
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Aw is awesome too except many places are prone to occasional cold snaps in winter because they are on the outer margins of the tropics. Both Miami and Hong Kong have registered freezing temperatures in the past. I wouldn't want to live anywhere where the record low temp was lower than 60F. I get the sense that the rainfall in Af climates come in intense short bursts during the afternoon and that there is still some sun. I used to know a guy who was from Manaus, Brazil and he said you could set your watch by the afternoon rains.

Worst climate for me would be Dfc (subarctic) or E climates... yuck... summers are nonexistant and everything is frozen for most of the year.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Aw is awesome too except many places are prone to occasional cold snaps in winter because they are on the outer margins of the tropics.
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Jamaica, Cuba, NW Costa Rica (11 degrees N?), Acapulco Mexico, virtually all of South India.

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I wouldn't want to live anywhere where the record low temp was lower than 60F.
Ah, I see... Hard (but not impossible) to find that outside of equitorial-humid areas.
Forget Hawaii then. Record lows in most coastal locations are in the high 40's F.
Jamaica, Acapulco and/or NW Costa Rica might have Aw climates that don't drop below 60 F however.

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Old 01-12-2010, 10:05 AM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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I think I could stand the few cold snaps in Aw climates like Miami or Hong Kong because the cold snaps seem to be very rare… and when they do occur, they are quite fleeting. I mentioned the record cold snap in Miami (I was down there this past week/weekend) in another weather thread. After all the media hype about the Florida cold snap, I became really curious about the history of cold in Miami. Miami seems like it is a good case study for Aw climates since there is a lot of data available:

The past few consecutive nights in Miami fell into the 30’s. The last time Miami had four consecutive nights in the 30’s was in 1989…the time before that in 1977…the time before that 1940. Consecutive nights with low temps below even 50 F seem to be extremely rare in Aw climates. According to NWS Miami - at Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the number of consecutive days with lows below 50 F is only 10 days. So in 122 years…there has only been 10 nights in a row when the low was below even 50 F in Miami/FT.Lauderdale. Last year for example (January – December 2009), only ten days all year in Miami/Ft.Lauderdale failed to hit at least 70 F…while just fifteen individual nights fell below 55 F. I would imagine Hong Kong or Rio would be similar. When you look at long term numbers…true cold seems quite fleeting in Aw climates.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Subarctic Mountain Climate in England
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Aw or Cfa
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I could definitely handle a cold snap. If I were living in a tropical climate, I think I would even welcome it and be excited. It is only when a cold snap lasts an entire season (from November to mid April) do I have a problem.

I prefer warm weather but the never-ending heat and humidity of most tropical locations means I probably wouldn't want to live there. If it is moderated by sea breezes or elevation, then it is a different story.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: New York
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I choose my native CFA climate. Cool/mild/warm Winters with long-hot Summers, I want to move to the Southern part of the climate which has warmer Winters & longer Summers.

My next choice would be AF of course, it was very close between the two.
I meant Aw, not Af.

Somewhere like Tampa (Cfa, but almost Aw) would be ideal.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I would take Cfc in a heartbeat!

That rainy/green, yet never humid Oregon/Washington/British Columbia climate is to die for.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Surrey, London commuter belt
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Cfa. London's is Cfb.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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BWh, BSh, BSk.

Love droughts, love deserts, love sunshine and heat.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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Dfc and Dfb.
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