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Hot in summer or cold in winter?  

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  1. 1. Hot in summer or cold in winter?

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

    After realising that I am in a minority by preferring cold in winter over warmth in summer, what do you think?

    My reasoning is that in winter, if it is cold and you don't like it then you can put on a few extra layers - cheap and usually quite effective. However, on a day like today where it is very warm/hot and uncomfortably humid, it is very difficult to escape the discomfort if you don't have air conditioning. It is also very difficult to sleep in - something which you don't really have a problem with in winter. You can also get sunburnt in summer which nobody likes!

    So which one and why?

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  • Location: Bedworth, Warwickshire (106m ASL)
  • Location: Bedworth, Warwickshire (106m ASL)

    I definitely love the heat and sunshine in summer more than anything! Perfect weather for me would be 25-30c in the day and 12-19c at night all summer and then hovering around 15-18c daytime and 5-10c night-time in the winter!!

    I think I prefer the sunshine and heat more because I can wear less clothes and just pop some shorts on and t-shirt and i'm good to go!! Maybe I should move somewhere slightly more sub-tropical!

    The winter is a pretty depressing time for me, it's cold, damp and grey - not good! It's nice when it's sunny and cold but to be honest, I would rather it was sunny and warm all year round!! I'm definitely in better moods during summer!

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

    Please can you put 'both' as a choice? :D

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
    I definitely love the heat and sunshine in summer more than anything! Perfect weather for me would be 25-30c in the day and 12-19c at night all summer and then hovering around 15-18c daytime and 5-10c night-time in the winter!!

    I think I prefer the sunshine and heat more because I can wear less clothes and just pop some shorts on and t-shirt and i'm good to go!! Maybe I should move somewhere slightly more sub-tropical!

    The winter is a pretty depressing time for me, it's cold, damp and grey - not good! It's nice when it's sunny and cold but to be honest, I would rather it was sunny and warm all year round!! I'm definitely in better moods during summer!

    Anything upto 25c is pleasant, upto 30c is OK sometimes as long as it doesn't feel humid. But generally I find 25c+ uncomfortable without air conditioning. For some reason I like the cold, damp and grey! Heat just drags me down like I am now.

    Pete - No :D Be strong and choose!

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
    Pete - No :D Be strong and choose!

    OK... :D

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  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms
  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)

    Heat heat heat and humidity paleeeeease!!

    Love the summer, love the heat, love the storms that it all brings too!!

    I too quite like those crisp, cold, clear mornings too as it happens - get them quite a bit here in winter! What I do NOT like, and it doesn't matter how many layers you put on as 99% of the time it does naff all, is the piercing easterly siberian winds which blow through - many western areas probably won't know what that's like.....worse than a northerly most of the time put it that way...horrid!

    To summarise - heat heat heat please! :D

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

    Oh and another negative about summer - the sudden explosion in the annoying insect population. Greenflies this year are the most irritating.

    But I will concede the greatest thing about summer - the summer holidays!! And I do like storms, but nothing beats waking up in the morning to see a surprise dumping of snow.

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  • Location: Heathrow
  • Location: Heathrow
    I definitely love the heat and sunshine in summer more than anything! Perfect weather for me would be 25-30c in the day and 12-19c at night all summer and then hovering around 15-18c daytime and 5-10c night-time in the winter!!

    I think I prefer the sunshine and heat more because I can wear less clothes and just pop some shorts on and t-shirt and i'm good to go!! Maybe I should move somewhere slightly more sub-tropical!

    The winter is a pretty depressing time for me, it's cold, damp and grey - not good! It's nice when it's sunny and cold but to be honest, I would rather it was sunny and warm all year round!! I'm definitely in better moods during summer!

    Please don't use up all the exclamation marks, there's only so many to go around

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  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and heat, North Sea snow
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Close one, but I love days like today and the thunder that goes with them. Cold is only good if it comes with heavy snow, whereas hot weather is good with or without the storms.

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Weather Preferences: Ample sunshine; Hot weather; Mixed winters with cold and mild spells
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

    Heat 1000%!

    To escape heat people are outdoors thus more likely to be socialising with each other. In winter everyone is hidden away in their artifically heated box, curtains closed and not socialising (as much). Everything looks better in heat especially the ladies! :good:

    Sure it can be hard to escape heat if you're stuck inside (like I am now) but I just love the atomsphere of it all - the evenings especially are just lovely! The whole not needing artificial aids to cope with the outside world. You need less clothes, no heating, less lighting - a much more natural time when you're closer to the outdoors. Winter is such an indoor time and very trapping.

    And cycling to work every morning - you most certainly decide extreme heat is a billion miles nicer than extreme cold.

    That said, if we do have to suffer winter, I do enjoy extreme cold & snow events. It just makes the grimness more interesting!

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  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms
  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)
    Oh and another negative about summer - the sudden explosion in the annoying insect population. Greenflies this year are the most irritating.

    But I will concede the greatest thing about summer - the summer holidays!! And I do like storms, but nothing beats waking up in the morning to see a surprise dumping of snow.

    Are you a farmer Nick2702? Just wondering why greenflies would be of particular annoyance :good:

    That is for me the one downside for me in summer - insects!! Not quite sure greenflies are on my hit list lol, but I will certainly go with mosquitos (ludicrous numbers now compared to when I was growing up), midges/gnats, hornets and wasps!!

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    Definitely cold in winter, one of the only good things about summer is the potential for a half decent thunderstorm, but the chances of that ever happening is bugger all.

    Please don't use up all the exclamation marks, there's only so many to go around

    You wait nearly 2 years to make your first post, and that was it?

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

    Well, whatever it was that bit me (in Latvia), it left me with one 'Arnold Schwarzenegger'-like arm. Ouch!! :D:good:

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
    Are you a farmer Nick2702? Just wondering why greenflies would be of particular annoyance :D

    That is for me the one downside for me in summer - insects!! Not quite sure greenflies are on my hit list lol, but I will certainly go with mosquitos (ludicrous numbers now compared to when I was growing up), midges/gnats, hornets and wasps!!

    Lmao, no not a farmer, it just seems that whenever I go out with a light coloured shirt on, I end up covered in them! I don't seem to have much of a problem with mossies, but when they are about they are the worst. Wasps can easily be gotten rid of with a spray :good:

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  • Location: Nr Colchester Essex
  • Location: Nr Colchester Essex
    Are you a farmer Nick2702? Just wondering why greenflies would be of particular annoyance :good:

    That is for me the one downside for me in summer - insects!! Not quite sure greenflies are on my hit list lol, but I will certainly go with mosquitos (ludicrous numbers now compared to when I was growing up), midges/gnats, hornets and wasps!!

    There has been a plague of greenfly out here in the boondocks this year. Much more than we have had for several years - annoying little blighters in soooooo many ways.

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  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms
  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)
    There has been a plague of greenfly out here in the boondocks this year. Much more than we have had for several year - annoying little blighters in soooooo many ways.

    Tbf, I have noticed loads too, just they don't annoy me :good:

    Have a bad feeling in my tummy this year is going to be bad for mosquitos and wasps - you can't leave a window open anymore without wasps getting in, particular in late Sept/Oct when the mornings get a lot darker, so when you have the light on in they come in their dozens! :D

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
    Tbf, I have noticed loads too, just they don't annoy me :good:

    Have a bad feeling in my tummy this year is going to be bad for mosquitos and wasps - you can't leave a window open anymore without wasps getting in, particular in late Sept/Oct when the mornings get a lot darker, so when you have the light on in they come in their dozens! :D

    Daddy long legs are the worst in early autumn. They love the light and the most annoying thing about them is that they can't fly properly, more like randomly crashing into things. If they love the light so much then why don't they come out during the day?! That applies to pretty much all insects!

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    Everything looks better in heat especially the ladies! :good:

    Interesting double meaning there!

    There has been a plague of greenfly out here in the boondocks this year. Much more than we have had for several years - annoying little blighters in soooooo many ways.

    Yes, seems to be loads more than usual here in Cheshire too. So much for a cold winter getting rid of pests, it must've only wiped out the predators.

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
    Everything looks better in heat especially the ladies! ;)

    Always use the top deck of bus??? :clap::oops:

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  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms
  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)
    Daddy long legs are the worst in early autumn. They love the light and the most annoying thing about them is that they can't fly properly, more like randomly crashing into things. If they love the light so much then why don't they come out during the day?! That applies to pretty much all insects!

    I HATE crane flies/daddy long legs!! Seeing as there were hardly any last year, this year could make up for it :clap:

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    Daddy long legs are the worst in early autumn. They love the light and the most annoying thing about them is that they can't fly properly, more like randomly crashing into things.

    Reminds me of some Ricky Gervais stand-up!

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  • Location: Swansea (Abertawe) , South Wales, 420ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Storms & Snow.
  • Location: Swansea (Abertawe) , South Wales, 420ft ASL

    I love the snow, but id rather go for a very hot summer, temperatures 30C+ for many months, followed by a few severe thunderstorms :clap:

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  • Location: Longden, Shropshire
  • Location: Longden, Shropshire
    You wait nearly 2 years to make your first post, and that was it?

    :lol:

    This must be one of the hardest questions weatherwise for me to answer and it's a very tough call, but it's going to have to be cold in Winter. As much as I love warm Summer days and evenings sitting outdoors, nothing can beat the magic of waking up to a thick blanket of snow. Also, crisp sunny Winter days are ideal for going for a walk. Being a hayfever sufferer can also put a bit of a dampner on Summer at times, too.

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
    :lol:

    This must be one of the hardest questions weatherwise for me to answer and it's a very tough call, but it's going to have to be cold in Winter. As much as I love warm Summer days and evenings sitting outdoors, nothing can beat the magic of waking up to a thick blanket of snow. Also, crisp sunny Winter days are ideal for going for a walk. Being a hayfever sufferer can also put a bit of a dampner on Summer at times, too.

    Welcome to the cool side of the argument 8) :lol:

    And I must say how surprised I am at how well cold is doing! I thought it would be languishing way behind hot, maybe I am not in a minority after all!

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  • Location: Near Heathrow, London
  • Weather Preferences: Mediterranean climates (Valencia is perfect)
  • Location: Near Heathrow, London

    Definately heat - I hate cold weather unless it brings snow in which case I love cold! I hate very cold temperatures because it just means a higher heating bill, staying inside all day and feeling freezing getting up in the morning.

    I love heat because it means that I can go outside and sit in the sun or be sociable instead of sitting down inside watching TV in the dark.

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