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



Joined: 19 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject: 'Seoul' = Worst weather of almost any country?!? edited :) Reply with quote

I know..South Korea is special because it has four distinct seasons...

That being said, I think that - overall - Korea has the worst weather in the world..

Winter - Cold, windy, not much snow
Spring - A couple of nice weeks...yellow dust
Summer - 5 days of blue sky
Fall - A few nice weeks

What has happened to summer the last couple of years? It's depressing...And the forecast for the next 10 days - showers/rain/thunderstorms.


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isisaredead



Joined: 18 May 2010

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think that's a bit of an over-reaction, but i will agree that the weather in this country is far from comfortable at the best of times.

we seemed to have completely missed spring this year, and winter was a solid six months.

i can think of worse countries in terms of weather, but i can certainly think of better.
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marsavalanche



Joined: 27 Aug 2010
Location: where pretty lies perish

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

replace the OP with seoul and i agree

crummiest weather out of any city ive ever lived in.
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the_curious



Joined: 04 Oct 2010

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear that the weather in England is worse. British folks are the only people I've met in Korea who think the weather here is nice Very Happy
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Setaro



Joined: 08 Aug 2010

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the_curious wrote:
I hear that the weather in England is worse. British folks are the only people I've met in Korea who think the weather here is nice Very Happy


Fact. Not opinion.
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FDNY



Joined: 27 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you ever read the news? I guess not. Parts of Canada and the American midwest often go above 40C in the summer and -30C in the winter. That makes Korea look quite comfortable. Parts of southeast Asia like Hanoi and Singapore regularly get 35C and nearly 100% humidity. That makes Korea look rather nice. These are just four places just off the top of my head. There are many, many worse places.
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morrisonhotel



Joined: 18 Jul 2009
Location: Gyeonggi-do

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the_curious wrote:
I hear that the weather in England is worse. British folks are the only people I've met in Korea who think the weather here is nice Very Happy


I don't know about that. I prefer the weather back home because at least I know it's going to be consistently bad weather.
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marsavalanche



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the people from england ive talked to hate the weathere here more.

so much for those facts brah
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FDNY



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got back from the west coast of Scotland. Beautiful weather. About 25C during the day with low humidity. VERY comfortable. Not to mention great food, beer, beaches, buildings, books etc. However, don't go looking for a job. And don't take a bus. Minumum fare was over 2
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ssuprnova



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldtimers please chime in: is this an especially bad year?

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



Joined: 19 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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Hiromi C



Joined: 28 May 2011
Location: Gwanak-gu, Seoul

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP: I've lived in Iraq; that country wins for horrible weather.

During the winter months, the temperature swings from 110*F to 40*F. Also, fine sand covers everything, meaning that the few times a year it rains, everything, EVERYTHING is covered in mud.

I think the weather in Korea is fine, but I actually like Seattle's weather, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.
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rainism



Joined: 13 Apr 2011

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.


iv'e been here for a couple of years. My first year here, the weather was pretty good all thing considering. Spring came early, and the summer, although intolerably humid, was pretty much rain free.

this year has had easily the worst weather in my time here.
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seoulsucker



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rainism 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.


iv'e been here for a couple of years. My first year here, the weather was pretty good all thing considering. Spring came early, and the summer, although intolerably humid, was pretty much rain free.

this year has had easily the worst weather in my time here.


Absolutely the worst in my seven years here.
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isisaredead



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you know what, it hasn't gone past 30 degrees celcius where i am. i think it's a comparably mild summer.

last summer was brutal.
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