What is the Climate lIke in your Country?

Rain Map for Australia - This rain map show the typical distribution of rain throught Australia.
@jennybianca (12914)
Australia
May 15, 2007 11:36pm CST
I used to study geography at school & university, & always found it fascinating, particularly the study of weather. Could you tell me about the climate in your country, not just for today, but what it is like in general. The climate in Australia varies considerably. Where I live, in Adelaide, the summers can be very hot.Very often it is 35 degress or higher (celcuis), & sometimes even 40 or higher. Our summers are dry. Spring & autumn are beautiful, as we have lovely, sunny days around 25 degrees. Again, there is not much rain, although there be a little in late autumn. Our winters are generally mild, varying in temperature from 10 to 18 degrees. It can get colder though, particularly at night. It doesn't snow in Adelaide, or even in most places in Australia, although on the odd occasion, it will snow lightly in the hills. We do get rain in winter, maybe a few inches. Generally the Adelaide climate is very pleasant.. So please tell me about the climate in your country.
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@hmike_d (1529)
• Philippines
16 May 07
I could say that Philippines, my country has a balanced tropical climate. Being on the equator area we dont feel more heat and more cold. It's just balanced that we all love.
• United States
16 May 07
Unfortunately, I find myself disagreeing, probably because it is summer now? And it is exceptionally hot. And sticky. If our summers were even a bit dry then we won't be sweating this much, hehe... but goodness the humidity makes every movement tragic.hehe
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• Philippines
17 May 07
We were supposed to have a balanced climate, but I don't see any balance with the heat right now. Go out for a little while and you get scorched. Then you sweat. Then it stings. Even staying at home, doing nothing, makes me sweat. I have to take three baths a day. Can't wait for the rainy days. The best season is on the -ber months though. Cold but not freezing, saturated but not wet.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
17 May 07
I have been to the Phillipines & found it very humid. I became used to it fairly quickly, particularly in the countryside, which I loved.
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
16 May 07
Frankly, even though it is described as mild, it is generally pretty terrible. Right now it is raining and I will probably turn on the heat for an hour or two this evening. This is the specs put out by travelireland.com: "Ireland's climate is influenced by the relatively warm waters of the Gulf Stream and by the prevailing southwestern winds from the Atlantic. This combination results in an equable climate with temperatures fairly uniform across the whole country. Coldest months: January and February with mean daily air temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees Celsius. Warmest months: July and August with mean temperatures of 14 16 degrees Celsius. Sunniest months: May and June, averaging five to seven hours of sunshine per day. Average annual rainfall: 800-1200mm (31 to 47 inches) in low lying areas 750mm (30 inches) in some Eastern areas 1500mm (59) inches in parts of the west 2000 mm (79 inches) or more In mountainous areas" We generally get a lot of rain, as you can see, all year around.
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
17 May 07
Yes, I did notice the rain when I visited Ireland. Loved my visit though.
@rosie_123 (6118)
16 May 07
Well I live in the Southof England, so I guess you know the answer to that yes - rain, rain, and more RAIN!!! But seriously.......... I guess you would describe our weather as gentle and temperate. We never get extremes either way. Our Summers are generally in the early 20's C - it is rare to go above 27 C, and on the very odd occasion the mercury hits 30 C the country grinds to a halt because we can't stand it! Equally, our Winters are usually between 0 C and 10 C. We do get snow, but rarely for more than a week, and never really heavily or bitterly cold. The kind of conditions that I read people talk about here - tornados, hurricanes, whirlwinds, severe ice storms, earthquakes etc really never happen here, and if we do get something like that, it is only once every 20-30 years, and it goes down in folklore! LOL! Yes it does rain a lot - some years it has literally been at least once every day - but our rain is rarely very hard - more a light but steady rain, that gives us sch a luscious, green landscape, and thunder storms are probably no more than tree times a year in mid Summer! I personally love our climate - yes, you do have to carry an umbrella with you every day, but I would rather do that than live in fear of weather that could kill me!!!!
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
17 May 07
I visited the south of England many years ago. I remember a lot of rain. I guess thats why it is so green & beautiful there.
@havachat (105)
• Australia
16 May 07
hi, i live in cairns, and the weather is nearlly allways warm, on the occasion it will get below 22 in winter but it rarely gets over 35 in summer, there is usually lots of rain, when the monsoons come, we get so much rain, that the highway is flooded, and we start to run out of things in the shops, because the trains and trucks cant get through, i am working at the lockhart river at the moment, and it has been raining on and off for the past week, i originally came from adelaide, and i hated the weather there, essecially because i do spearfishing and diving, up here i dont go over a 3mm wetsuit, but mostly i use a lycra suit, the water goes up to 30 and down to 19, so everything up hewre is warm, the primary reason i moved here in the first place
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
17 May 07
I have been to Cairns & found the weather quite humid, but I go used to it. My Uncle & cousins live in Cairns.
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• Brazil
17 May 07
I live in Sao Paulo (Brasil) It rains a lot here, summers aren't so hot but when it's winter, there's no snow but it's really cold
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@nhoj05 (49)
• Philippines
17 May 07
Philippines is a tropical country. most of the time it is humid. we only have two seasons here. wet and dry
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• United States
16 May 07
Here in Gergia we have the four seasons but they are not a well defined as when I live in Scotland and Germany. Here the summer seems so long, very hot and humid. The other three seem very short and mild.
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@mari123 (1862)
• China
16 May 07
the Climate is different from different parts of our country.in summer,most parts of our country are hot to around 35 degress,and in south ,some place even can be reaching 40 or higher,and have many rains in south,but in north is too dry. in winter,the temperature have great different from north to south.in north of our country is very cold ,the temperature below to -20 degress,and in south,the temperature in winter is 20 degress.so our country climate divide into south and north climate,south climate be called as all the season is spring,and in north,the climate is the different season have different weather.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 May 07
Hello,jennybiance,the climate in sydney is very similar to adelaide.I think Adelaide is dryer than sydney as the mountain has blocked the onshore wind from the ocean so that the rainfall is generally low all year long. I think we all experience a large daily temperature difference,but it is most obvious in Melbourne.
@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
16 May 07
I live in Southern California where we have very little rain. The temperature is normally 70 to 72 degrees most of the time. We don't have seasons like most of the United States. Right now, its the May Gray, which means a lot of fog and cool 65 degrees, but its going back up to 72 before the end of the week. June is called June Gloom, which means a month of 65 degrees. July and August are a little warmer at 75 to 80. December can mean a freeze, which is bad for our crops. Our average is 70. We did have record breaking temperatures not long ago, so that average maybe higher this year.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
16 May 07
Well let's see now shall we. How best to describe Minnesotas weather easily. One way is to state, "Don't like the weather,stick around it's bound to change soon." That's a saying a lot of northern states use. Minnesota is near the Canadian border and is the top northern area in the center of USA. I'm in Minneapolis in far southern MN. Let's start with spring. We usually average our last frost on or about the 15th of May. The temps from May till around early July are averaged around 70 degrees. Now from Jult till September we get the heat and humidity of summer. I've experienced days over 100 degrees farenhiet. Not too otften but it soes happen. Temps range from 80 too 100+ this time of year. From October till March is the sold times here. Lot's of snow falls here in Minnesota usually. Temps in October range from 60 down to the teens most times. Novemeber till March temps range from the teens down to minus 30 degrees. We then have what's called wind chill effecvt. That is what the temperature feels like with the wind. 20 below zero with a 30 MPH would be nearly deadly tro be outdoors. We get what's called Cabin Fever in the winter months. Thats from being indoors in the warmth for such a long period of time. BTW I have seen snow even on my birthday which is May 25th. Snow season can start anytime after sept 12th. Now once March rolls around we can get huge snow storms. Huge rain falls. Frozen rain. A total mix of all sorts of qweather. There has been temp ranges from 15 bwelow all the way up to the 70's in March. Ohhh I forgot one major season here in Minnesota, From April till about Niovember we also have CONSTRUCTION SEASON. That's when all the raod repairs are done. Hahaha. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@mizrae (587)
• United States
16 May 07
I could almost take this post for Michigan, USA, EXCEPT we do not get a lot of below 0 temperatures. We too are always saying "wait 10 minutes and the weather will change" The coldest I can ever remember is about -10F. We are surrounded by the great lakes and the areas closest get the lake effects (more snow or wind chill) Other than that Grandpa Bob could be living in Michigan. In fact, our "construction season" has started as well. LOL
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
16 May 07
I was born and raised in Dearborn Heights Michigan. I've been in Minnesota 30 years now
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
17 May 07
You have such a diversity of weather. It means you need air conditioners & heaters, & clothes for extremes of weather. It's the wind chill factor I wouldn't like. I have experienced this in a couple of Eurapean copuntries & couldn't handle it all. I think snow would be a shock to my sytem too. My daughter has never seen snow.
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• India
17 May 07
too hot its like 43 degrees cent here man its damn hot :(
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
17 May 07
Which country are you referring to?
@GardenGerty (102494)
• United States
19 May 07
I live in Kansas, right in the middle of the United States. In the spring through the fall we have tornadoes. You will perhaps have been hearing about the one three weeks ago in Greensburg, Kansas, that wiped the town out, basically. Our temperatures seem to be warming, a little, but I am not sure. In the time I have lived here (thirty years give or take) the extreme temps that I remember are 15 degrees below zero, fahrenheit, and around 120 degrees above zero, again, fahrenheit. It does not often get that hot. One summer, twenty seven years ago, we had 41 days straight with temperatures over 100. I am not real fast with my conversions Celsius to Fahrenheit, and vice versa, but here it is roughly.(if I am doing it right) -15 F=-26C, 100F=38C, 120F=49C. Please feel free to correct me. We do get snow, some years more than others, from very late October, some years to mid or late April, sometimes, like the last two years. In April we had snow, in May we have weather near 90 degrees F.
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
19 May 07
I live in Southern Ontario, Canada. Summers can be very hot and humid. It will be like 32 degrees celius but feel like close to 40 with the humidex. The fall usually starts cooling off. Early fall it will be in the teens and as it gets close to winter it will be in the single digits. I live in London, Ontario and it is called the forest city because there are lots of trees. It is beautiful in the fall when all the tree turn colours. Winters can be cold. We get snow. Last winter we got alot of snow and had the biggest storm since 1977. The Spring of the year can be quite mild. This year it hasn't been the greatest. For example, on Tuesday it was 29 degrees C and on Wednesday it was only 12.
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@mjsdls (1840)
• United States
17 May 07
I never was good in geography studies. I'm not good with direction now, LOL. I got lost at my friends graduation one night, LOL. I also made mistakes driving home from Fla because I could not remember which way to go. So I can not help you here, LOL. Hope you get some good answers.
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@jianhong (740)
• Singapore
28 Jun 07
Well, we do not have four season in my country. I have not experience it before. I wish i can one day. ;) In my country, it is either very hot or it is a raining day. When it is a hot day it can be about 31 degree Celsius. ... http://pay4effort.blogspot.com http://cool2share.blogspot.com