Post by dorothyinAus on Jun 21, 2017 5:27:44 GMT -5
I beg to differ, it's mid-WINTER! (We're not all northern-hemisphere residents. )
There are fair seasons here. The seasons are far more definite than in New Orleans. The native plants are evergreens, as they are in New Orleans, but our house has a Japanese Maple tree in front and I love watching it as the seasons change. I love the leaves changing colors. We had a Silver Maple in our yard in New Orleans, but the leaves never really changed colors, they just went from green to brown to on the ground. And our neighbors have what I know as a tulip tree, though they call it a magnolia, and I love seeing it bloom all pink and gorgeous to mark the start of spring. I didn't realize how much I missed the riot of color that dogwoods are when they bloom at the beginning of spring until I started seeing the tulip tree blossom before it leafs out. The flowering gums and bottle brush bushes are nice, but I like having trees that mark the seasons so colorfully, too.
As far as actual weather during the seasons, except for the humidity, it's remarkably close to New Orleans in terms of seasonal temperature. And I live close enough to the coast to get the cold winds off the ocean sometimes, which are similar to the winds NO got off Lake Pontchartrain. The lack of frost in winter and the absence of pop-up showers in the summer are the big differences, though I think that goes hand-in-hand with the lower humidity here. I always tell people that NO is the world's largest free sauna; it hovers around 80-90% humidity year-round. I can always tell when I'm landed in NO because the minute you step off the plane into the jetway it's like breathing water again.
Post by mrsukyankee on Jun 21, 2017 5:56:23 GMT -5
Less distinct seasons than in NEPA, but still seasons. Summer is variable - right now we're having a heat waves, but we could have rain and cold at any moment. It's normally around low 20sC most of the summer. Autumn get cooler and rainier with an exception that September seems to be amazing most years (continuation of summer). Winter brings colder rain but it never gets as cold as it did in PA and we haven't had snow in 3 years (and when we get snow it's a huge 1 inch or so normally). Spring is also variable - sometimes it's lovely and you can get your legs out, but mostly it's just a bit warmer than winter and it rains off and on. We had a few really warm weeks this spring.
So - I'd say that things are much more variable feeling than in PA where I grew up.
South India is pretty steady when it comes to weather. Except for March, April and May, when it's the hottest (90-100' days of dry heat); and during monsoon months (June, July), it's actually really pleasant in Bangalore throughout the year. I suppose that's why back in the day a lot of people decided to retire here
My home state of Hawaii is also fairly steady with temperatures and weather throughout the year - with summer being a tad more hot and humid. A lot of our nice weather in Hawaii depends on the tradewinds - because with the wind, even a hot day is nice.
Post by cattledogkisses on Jun 21, 2017 8:31:38 GMT -5
It's a Mediterranean climate here, so we have cool, mild winters, and hot, dry summers. Just an hour or two away in the mountains they have an alpine climate, so it changes pretty dramatically over a short distance.
I moved here from New England, so this is a much warmer climate than I'm used to. It's been almost 100F every day since the beginning of June. It is a dry heat, but then again, so is an oven. Lol.
Sincere apologies for the southern hemisphere people! #NorthernPrivilege
I feel like southern Norway has 2 seasons: winter, and a very long spring. Since there are plenty of warm days in "spring" and "autumn" and plenty of cold days in "summer," they all blend together. The big difference is really just the daylight. So I guess the seasons are: medium-days spring, long-days spring, short days, and winter.
Indiana definitely has four distinct seasons, but I don't really miss them. They were "beautiful spring," "ridiculously hot and humid summer," "beautiful fall," and "cold windy winter." I guess I miss two of them!
I do love the long days of summer and the celebrations for the solstice and equinox days creates a fun sense of community across the Nordic countries.
mrsukyankee, spring was always my favourite season in London. I think it's because I never really grew up with spring (we had almost winter, winter, still winter and 5 weeks of road construction). Nothing is better than a lovely spring day in London, with the blossoms on the trees and a nice pub garden.
In south Texas where my H is right now it's hot as hell. I'm currently on Canada's west coast and it's quite nice, although when it gets above 25C it can be unpleasant as our house and car have no air conditioning.
I hated summer in Korea most of all. It was like a humid, concrete oven.
Post by Shreddingbetty on Jun 25, 2017 23:46:04 GMT -5
We have very distinct seasons here in Colorado and with any luck we could have all 4 of them in a matter of 24 hours I love the weather here. They always say, if you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes and it will change.... It can getting flipping cold in the winter(like 15 or 20 below) and 3 days later it can be 70 or 80 degrees . When it snows it usually doesn't stick around for very long with the occasional exception. It gets hot in the summer but it is a dry heat for the most part. The other day it was 95 and the next day it was like 60 for the high. Plus it van snow anywhere from September into May. My graduation several years ago got snowed out on Memorial Day weekend and we had to do it indoors. I grew up in the Netherlands so lots of humidify and cloudy days. I much prefer the climate here
Post by pittpurple on Jun 26, 2017 10:05:27 GMT -5
I'm in Scotland so we have rainy-and-cold and misty-and-less-cold and random warm day and then rainstorm 5 minutes later. It is like 50-60 in the summer and 30-40 in the winter so I wear most clothes year round. I really hate it. But I hate 'proper' winter and 'proper' summer like I grew up with in NY as well so I'm just impossible to please!
I really miss having any sort of expectation for the weather - it changes so much and so fast that I seem to spend most of my life hot or cold or wet or wearing inappropriate shoes!
Post by dulcemariamar on Jun 26, 2017 14:09:00 GMT -5
I am in Lux and we have all the seasons here so it is similar to what I had when i was growing up. I moved here from Spain so I miss so much the weather and the sunny skies so much. Winters here can be so so cold but not a lot of snow. If I am going to freeze my ass off, I want to at least look at snow instead of grey cloudy skies.
I love how the leaves change color here so that is nice.
I'm in southern France, moved from Florida. We love the weather here and hates the heat of Florida. The only thing I miss about Florida is the sunny winters. Here the winter is very humid, which surprised me. I wouldn't care as much if we had a dryer, but we air-dry our clothes here, so winter kind of sucks in that regard. Otherwise, I love it! There are four seasons, most of which are beautiful. I spent some of my childhood in NoVA, which was probably my other favorite climate, although I appreciate that, aside from winter, it's much less humid here.
England. It's just different types of rain. It doesn't usually get super cold and up north here it doesn't get super hot either (I'm not in London where it does get significantly warmer). I grew up in Australia where we had distinct seasons, which I miss. But I'm on Europe's doorstep, so there's that.