Post # 1
To those who live in a hot climate, is it as wonderful as it’s cracked up to be?
I live in Ireland and today(7th June) its lashing rain and cold 🙁 It really gets me down a lot and I all too often think of ditching this country for warmer climes. Unfortunately the love of my life will never move and I wonder if I will regret it in the future. I spent a college summer living and working on Oahu and adored it.
Dont get me wrong I adore my Fiance in all ways except this. He is perfect for me, but I just can’t stand the weather bringing me down all the time.
Sorry for dumping Bee’s but any similar stories/advice would be great, thanks!
Post # 3
Can’t help you but I’m just next door in England and it’s just as horrible 🙁 *sigh*
Our weather was hilarious when we had aussie housemates come live with us. They couldn’t believe it!!!
Post # 4
I live in Southern Ontario so I get a great mix of cold and warm weather. When I want warmer weather, you can drive 12 hours south and hit ten degrees warmer. Usually, this does it for me. But Canadian winters are sometimes too much to handle-I hate to ski, snowshoe, everything, so I am guessing that I am moving to Florida first chance I get 🙂
Post # 5
I live in Scottsdale, AZ. It is def a hot climate here to say the least. Will get over 100 degrees everyday this week(normal for this time of year). That being said…I LOVE it out here. Yeah it gets really hot in the summer but I’ll deal with the heat for over 330 days of sunshine a year and the mild temps in the winter time(it will be mid 70s during the day in January with nothing but sunshine, just absolutely perfect weather). Rainy weather just makes me irritable and moody and depressed(I’m originally from Louisiana so I HATE the rain). I think some people are more mood sensitive to the weather.
Everyone has their preferences though. I think the key is finding the place in this world that makes YOU happy. Maybe there is a place that you and your Fiance can compromise on.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo
I live in Malta. It doesn’t get much hotter than Malta during the summertime. It’s not as great as people say it is. sweaty and sticky, ugh!!! Sure we’ve got some awesome beaches, but the truth is, you’re an adult, so you have to work, not swim and sunbathe. powercuts are common in the summertime. AC gives you dry skin. i had the fan on last night, and now I have a mini cold. People are smelly, REALLY smelly and sometimes I just wish I could wear a huge bubble to keep me from touching sweaty people in public.
and the worst:
chocolate melts if it’s not in the fridge. :'(
Post # 7
I live in North Carolina. For the past few days the weather has been utterly, heavenly glorious – sunshiny and warm blue-blue skies. (Sorry!! haha!).
Most of the time we have a lovely climate. We have four distinct seasons – fall has the leaves changing and crisp, cool weather and spring is usually pretty perfect. Our winters are mild but our summers can get extremely hot and humid. Usually our heat waves are no longer than a few weeks duration, though.
All in all, of all the places I’ve lived, besides California, North Carolina’s weather is the best. My Fiance and I are very outdoorsy so we love it here.
Post # 8
I live in South Florida and I hate the weather. There a few good winter days where it just feels like summer everywhere else. I hate not having seasons since the year doesn’t have a good natural flow. I just hate everything about it always being hot. You can’t appreciate or see the beauty in the summer because you’ve had summer all year round. My ideal would be to move somewhere where the seasons flow normally but the winters aren’t super harsh.
Post # 9
@Midgely: I live in ny. We get rain,snow,hail. we get it all..ugh..id love to move somewhere warm.. but my SO said no way.. ugh
Post # 10
@Adams_bee: welp, I think I”ll be staying in good ‘ole Pennsylvania after that description of smelly, sweaty people…!!!
Post # 11
@nursemel: ditto. I love it here, and I HATE being cold. I don’t think I could ever move. I do, however, enjoy the rain. But I think it’s because we get it so sparingly out here that its a nice change every once in a while. 🙂
Post # 12
I’m in Louisiana and our summers suck because of the humidity. Sometimes the air is so heavy and damp it’s a little harder to breathe and it makes the air feel even hotter than it actually is. But then a girl I worked with said it’s better than the dry heat in the west because even though it’s heavier, you don’t burn as quickly.
Also, it seems like it’s hot all the time. I wore shorts on Christmas Day.
I also remember when I went to NY one summer; I was cold and wrapped in a sweater and everyone else was wearing shorts, so I guess you do get used to it after a while, even if it doesn’t feel like it.
Post # 13
Have you heard about SAD?
I suffer from it! Badly! I come from a sunny, beautiful place to a cold, cold, COLD one.
I affcets me a lot and I hate it! I became a complainer. Everybody knows about it. BUt Fiance wants to move too. So maybe one day I will be away from it …
Post # 14
In good old Texas we had a record breaking amount of days over 110 degrees last summer (43 celsius). So there’s that. :p Every summer I wish we would move somewhere north, but then I remember that winters probably suck elsewhere. It was sunny and 65 on my wedding day in December!
Post # 15
I live in the tropics. I love the warm weather. I love wearing shorts, sandals or sundresses anytime I want. I can go to the beach in December. I can go out whenever and don’t have to wait for a “nice” day to be outdoors. The summers are brutal but I rather deal with that than with winters and wearing layers and layers of clothes.
Post # 16
I live in New England and absolutely love having all 4 seasons. Happily, we don’t get much in the way of “extreme” weather — sure, the odd heatwave in summer or blizzard in winter can happen, but it averages out.
If I were to choose to live in a part of the world that has mainly 1 type of weather, it would definitely be a cold climate. I absolutely DESPISE the heat; it makes me feel so gross, my temper tends to flare, and I suffer from a particular condition that causes me to lose consciousness if I over heat. I’ve always said that in winter you can always add a layer, but in the summertime, there are only so many layers you can take off!
But winter… oh, winter. I love the snow, outdoor sports, and bundling up to feel all cozy. I’d much rather feel too cold than too hot, and I find it easier to warm up with hot mulled cider and a snuggly Darling Husband.
@Midgely: I have never lived in a place where it rains as much as it does where you are, but it definitely sounds like you have Seasonal Affective Disorder. Most people suffer from it to a certain extent, myself included. They make sunlamps you can buy that mimick the effect of the sun on your mood. Or, you could always suggest a vacation to the south of France!! 😀