Chester B Posted February 2 Report Share Posted February 2 6 hours ago, MarcusH said: England is cool and mild for the most part of the year with only brief summers with occasional heat waves kind of the same climate as the PNW. I'm sorry but I have to correct this, it all depends on what part of the PNW you are in, its a large area. PNW encompasses some of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and parts of Montana. Much of it is actually cold and dry being composed of grasslands, mountainous regions, high desert and actual desert. It's hard to generalize over such a large area. Only a very small area would be considered similar to the UK. The coastal communities in WA, BC and OR would be the closest to the UK as they have much cooler temps in summer compared to inland areas. However there can be a large differential or multiplier of the amount of sunshine hours per year. And these areas are only a small fraction of what makes up the PNW. There is a common misconception of what it is like here, and I was guilty of that too before I started living here. Summers/Fall are totally different at my location than the UK, what is considered a heat wave in the UK is typical weather here, never mind we get about 2x the annual sunshine hours. Our winters and spring are similar so I would give you about 50% of the year. Just like California, as you move inland the temps rise. San Francisco is often foggy and cool but once you get close to Stockton or Sacramento the temps increase dramatically. The UK around London is considered a humid temperate oceanic climate, which aligns with many of our coastal communities. Once you get inland a bit most of Western Oregon falls under warm-summer mediterranean climate and further down it is hot-summer mediterranean climate. Sorry but I keep seeing the people compare to the two regions and I feel the need to clarify. It's like saying Florida and California are the same because they stay warm in winter. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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