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Is anywhere permanently temperate?
« on: 06/08/2007 19:34:52 »
There are places on the earth that are always & places that are always . Is there anywhere on the earth where the temperature remains constantly temperate (say 15-18C)?

I think not, due to the earth's inclination so that areas where the temperature is sometimes in that range get hotter or colder as the earth travels around the sun; but I'd just like confirmation.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 06/08/2007 19:41:22 »
My folks told me that parts of Kenya (where they used to live) had a climate that was "perpetual spring".
It's tropical so it's the same all year but it's at high altitude so it's not too hot.
Somewhere halfway up Kilimanjaro perhaps?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 06/08/2007 20:00:44 »
My folks told me that parts of Kenya (where they used to live) had a climate that was "perpetual spring".
It's tropical so it's the same all year but it's at high altitude so it's not too hot.
Somewhere halfway up Kilimanjaro perhaps?

I should have said "anywhere habitable" as that was what I meant.

I've been to most parts of Kenya and the nearest to "perpetual spring" I found was in the west near Lake Vic - Kisumu, Kisii and places like that. It's where most of the tea plantations are. But even there the temperature averages 22-25C.

As for halfway up Kili - hmmm, possibly; but not particularly habitable.

How about somewhere in northern South America in the Andes foothills (northern Chile, Peru, Bolivia)? I would imagine there are valleys there that are temperate and being close to the equator, the temperature probably wouldn't vary that much.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 07/08/2007 03:53:09 »
As you say, the tilt of the Earth means that most places will have significant variability of solar input between winter and summer.

I would have thought the only way you can have significantly more stable temperatures would be somewhere where the local temperature is heavily stabilised by local seas/ocean.  Since the dominant weather tends to come from the west, thus it would have to be a coastal region that is exposed to oceans from the west.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 07/08/2007 04:53:21 »
As you say, the tilt of the Earth means that most places will have significant variability of solar input between winter and summer.

I would have thought the only way you can have significantly more stable temperatures would be somewhere where the local temperature is heavily stabilised by local seas/ocean.  Since the dominant weather tends to come from the west, thus it would have to be a coastal region that is exposed to oceans from the west.


Wales?
 

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