Everyone has their own definition of ideal weather. While we bet some of you could spend all 365 days of the year bundled up in your warmest winter gear so long as you could hit the slopes every day, we know there’s just as many of you who would happily give up ever having to see snow again in exchange for year-round, bask-in-the-sun beach weather.
Whatever your preference, most can agree: mild spring and summer climates make for some of the most enjoyable times spent outside. Who wouldn’t want to pass a perfectly pleasant spring day picnicking in the park? And what could beat spending the entire summer barefoot by the breezy shore?
Some parts of the world have to put up with frigid temperatures, gusty winds and heaps of snow before Mother Nature finally grants climates akin to paradise. In other parts, well, the majority of days are graced by the warm rays of the sun and open-toe-shoe temperatures.
They’re the destinations where Goldie Locks would most like to live. In other words: locations where the year-round weather is not too hot, not too cold and almost always just right. If you’ve ever prayed for the permanence of spring and summer, we suggest that you seriously consider relocating to one of the following cities where weather conditions are totally temperate all year long.
Another Mediterranean climate that boasts 11 hours of sunshine daily during its summer months (June to September) and mostly moderate temperatures that hardly ever fall below 50 F for the rest of the year, Gibraltar’s only downside is that above-average rainfall can put a damper on the spring-like temperatures during December and January.
Best Time to Visit: June-September
Christchurch, New Zealand
Northeast New Zealand is commonly acclaimed for its mostly moderate weather. Begin located in the Southern hemisphere its seasons are opposite of the North’s. Summertime takes place from late December through February with highs averaging in the mid-70s. Wintertime temperatures have chillier tendencies, but here the season is never considered extreme and temperatures typically fall between the mid- 30s and 50s during this time.
Best Time to Visit: December-February
The second largest city in France, Marsielle is characteristic of mild winters and warm, dry summers. The summer season (June to August) sees average highs in the mid-80s and while the short winter (December to February) can sometimes be a bit nippy, highs during this time average in the mid-50s and rarely ever see a drop below 40 F.
Best Time to Visit: April-June
Following Thursday’s violent thunderstorms, an unsettled stretch of weather will plague those with outdoor plans across Germany from this weekend to early next week.
Arizona officials believe they found the tenth flash-flood victim this week while severe weather caused damage across the northern United States.
A 6.7 magnitude earthquake rattled Turkey’s Aegean Coast and several Greek islands, killing two and injuring over 100 others early Friday morning.
Japanese researchers have successfully tested a new way to protect spacecraft from the intense heat of atmospheric re-entry by employing a technique featured in one of Japan's most popular science fiction series.
Cooler air will sweep from northwest to southeast across part of the central and eastern United States by early next week and will trim the extent of the heat wave.
Following a week with very few weather impacts, rain and thunderstorms could play a major factor in Friday's Tour de France stage.
The weather will once again create challenging conditions for players at the Open Championship in England.