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'Seoul' = Worst weather of almost any country?!? edited :)
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goat



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SuperfuzzBigmuff wrote:
Wangja wrote:
huck wrote:
ssuprnova wrote:
Oldtimers please chime in: is this an especially bad year?

huck: you forgot the few months of insufferable heat and humidity known as summer.


That's because summer has become one long cloudy/rainy day with humid nights where I can sometimes see the stars...Did you hear that the rainy season ended a few weeks ago? It was even announced on the news and in the newspapers..

I've been here for a few years, and the weather has been worse the last couple of summers.


Here since Jan 1999 and yes I agree that the last two summers have been dire.


In what way, dire?

Try spending a summer in Hanoi and you'll miss whatever Seoul can throw at you.

Try spending a winter in Hanoi, too. Think misty rain and moldy clothes.

You guys need to travel more and broaden your horizons.


Hanoi has mild weather. You should try teaching in the Sahara in a tent.

Try spending a winter in the Antarctic working at a scuba diving academy.

A bunch of softies I say.
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SuperfuzzBigmuff



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

goat wrote:
SuperfuzzBigmuff wrote:
Wangja wrote:
huck wrote:
ssuprnova wrote:
Oldtimers please chime in: is this an especially bad year?

huck: you forgot the few months of insufferable heat and humidity known as summer.


That's because summer has become one long cloudy/rainy day with humid nights where I can sometimes see the stars...Did you hear that the rainy season ended a few weeks ago? It was even announced on the news and in the newspapers..

I've been here for a few years, and the weather has been worse the last couple of summers.


Here since Jan 1999 and yes I agree that the last two summers have been dire.


In what way, dire?

Try spending a summer in Hanoi and you'll miss whatever Seoul can throw at you.

Try spending a winter in Hanoi, too. Think misty rain and moldy clothes.

You guys need to travel more and broaden your horizons.


Hanoi has mild weather. You should try teaching in the Sahara in a tent.

Try spending a winter in the Antarctic working at a scuba diving academy.

A bunch of softies I say.


Luxury!
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Wangja



Joined: 17 May 2004
Location: Seoul, Yongsan

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You guys need to travel more and broaden your horizons.


Eejit.

Last night I arrived at DXB (10th business trip there in 12 months) at 21:00 where it was 41 deg and swimmable humidity.

Today I am in Sohar, Oman. Cooler, at about 40 deg (noon) and less humidity but enough for condensation to run down the doors and windows.

Seoul is never that hot nor that humid but summer can be dire nonetheless. This summer has been less dire, almost comfortable.
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Lazio



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wangja wrote:
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You guys need to travel more and broaden your horizons.


Eejit.

Last night I arrived at DXB (10th business trip there in 12 months) at 21:00 where it was 41 deg and swimmable humidity.

Today I am in Sohar, Oman. Cooler, at about 40 deg (noon) and less humidity but enough for condensation to run down the doors and windows.

Seoul is never that hot nor that humid but summer can be dire nonetheless. This summer has been less dire, almost comfortable.


It simply can't be 40 degress Celsius with high humidity. That is against the law of physics. Sure, 40 Celsius is uncomfortable at any humidity but what you felt was just heat.
Just checked it and yesterday; 7/08 - during the afternoon the lowest humidity was 27% in Dubai and in the thirties during most of the day. It only went up at night maxing out at 56%.

Sohar on the other hand was rather humid today. Average 73%, max. 80% min. 66%. Seems like you can't really judge the humidity Smile

Also disagree with you about Seoul's weather. Although it might feel comfortable to you, I don't know. But it's been reported on several media channels that the past week or 10 days have been hotter than the average.
I usually don't even use a fan untill the monsoon had passed and I might turn on the A/C for a few hours in the afternoons but only use it more from mid to late July. It is not like that this year. I already ran the A/C a couple of nights since the monsoon arrived because I find the humidity unbearable. The lowest temperature at night is already above 24 degrees Celsius for a couple of days. That normally doesn't happen untill late July.
For me, it is usually "Ah, it's not even that hot this year" untill mid. July. and then is turns into "Damn, it's so hot, when does it end?!" However, this year I've been feeling like the latter for the past week or so.
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SuperfuzzBigmuff



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wangja wrote:
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You guys need to travel more and broaden your horizons.


Eejit.

Last night I arrived at DXB (10th business trip there in 12 months) at 21:00 where it was 41 deg and swimmable humidity.

Today I am in Sohar, Oman. Cooler, at about 40 deg (noon) and less humidity but enough for condensation to run down the doors and windows.

Seoul is never that hot nor that humid but summer can be dire nonetheless. This summer has been less dire, almost comfortable.


So, if Seoul is "dire", how would you describe the weather in the Middle East?

Personally, I think the weather in Phnom Penh is dire, and the weather in Seoul for a couple of months in summer as uncomfortable. Winters aren't too nice, either
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Wangja



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So, if Seoul is "dire", how would you describe the weather in the Middle East?

Personally, I think the weather in Phnom Penh is dire, and the weather in Seoul for a couple of months in summer as uncomfortable. Winters aren't too nice, either


Winter in Seoul is fine. Spring and Autumn are pleasant. Summer is dire: not that hot but always about to rain.

Middle East - depends where you are. Here on the Indian Ocean, hot, and yes humid, but efficient a/c everywhere (not so in Seoul).
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Wangja



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It simply can't be 40 degress Celsius with high humidity. That is against the law of physics. Sure, 40 Celsius is uncomfortable at any humidity but what you felt was just heat.
Just checked it and yesterday; 7/08 - during the afternoon the lowest humidity was 27% in Dubai and in the thirties during most of the day. It only went up at night maxing out at 56%.


I arrived there - DXB - n 8 July at 21:00, the temp announced was 41 deg. (FWIW, worked there for 6 months in 2013).

I was in Sohar (still am) on 9 Jul, actually arrived at 00:05. The max humidity on 9 July was 80%. The temperature recorded on shaded site thermometer was 38 deg.

Today, 10 July has been more pleasant.

I have neither idea nor interest in weather in Phnom Penh.
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Milwaukiedave



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got back from spending 3 months in Ho Chi Minh City where it pisses down rain 6 months out of the year. I would much rather take the temperature extremes here than wonder when it is going to poor.
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