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1. Posted by mj75 (Full Member 42 posts) 11y

Hello people me again,
Can anyone tell me what kind of weather we are going to expect in the following places:

Thailand ? Mid Sept to Mid Oct
NZ ? Mid Oct to Mid Nov
OZ ? Mid Nov to Mid Jan
Fiji ? Mid Jan
Hawaii ? Mid Jan
North USA Late Jan to Early Feb
Canada ? Mid/Late Feb

Many thanks


a little lazy asking as i could have spent a while on the net searching, but hey it increases your post numbers

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting mj75

Hello people me again,
Can anyone tell me what kind of weather we are going to expect in the following places:

North USA Late Jan to Early Feb

COLD, COLD, and more COLD. Depends how far North, but I'd dress warm.

3. Posted by ChubbDub (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

Mid to late february in Canada... pretty damn cold... depending on where you are...

the only warm(er) spot would be the west coast for sure.

4. Posted by ChubbDub (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

IN FACT. They have called for snow tonight/tomorrow in Calgary... I'll believe it when I see it =(.

5. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Northern USA just got 2 feet of snow in Late-April (see article below):

By Andy Resnik
6:58 a.m. April 25, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio ? An unusual spring storm dumped nearly 2 feet of wet snow on parts of the Midwest and Appalachians, covering newly sprouting plants, snapping power lines and taking a bite out of baseball.

"We've been kind of spoiled because the weather was so nice last weekend," said Tina Adams, 37, who described about 18 inches of snow in her yard in the northeast Ohio town of Chardon. "The kids got to go outside, play baseball and now we're stuck inside again. It's like the seasons have reversed."

Northeastern Ohio was hardest hit, with 21 inches of snow in North Royalton, 15 in Solon and Tina Adams' 18 in Chardon. Cleveland got 12.4 inches overall, including 1.6 inches Monday morning. Dozens of school districts closed in the area Monday because of slippery roads.

Up to 16 inches of wet snow had fallen on parts of Michigan's Thumb peninsula and Detroit's northern suburbs, the National Weather Service said. Wind gusting to 40 mph created drifts 3 and 4 feet high on the Thumb.

"A week ago we were wearing shorts and tank tops," said Misti Hunt, a bartender in the Thumb town of Bad Axe, where some roads were impassable Sunday evening.

Kathy Carney, a waitress at the Maple Leaf Restaurant in Chardon, about 25 miles east of Cleveland, said it was busier than usual at breakfast Sunday.

"It's extra busy because people don't have power. It's like a blizzard out there. It's snowing like crazy," she said.

6. Posted by Quercus (Full Member 76 posts) 11y

As for Oz, it depends on where you are going, it is a continent after all!!
It will be summer so it will be warm-hot (depending on what you're used to).
Tasmania may be a bit cooler.
Northern Australia (coastal Queensland, northern NT, northern Western Australia) will be in the grip of a wet season, which means warm temperatures (25+ degrees celsius) and lots of dampness. You will want to be tolerant of high humidity.
In the south (Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth) there is less humidity and summers tend to be dry with the occassional summer storm. Temperatures can peak higher (40 degrees celsius) but because of the reduced humidity, most consider it much more pleasant.
To really generalise, Melbourne tends to have hot days (30+) and cool changes (20-30) on about a weekly cycle. As a Melburnian I find this quite pleasant because you can enjoy the heat and then just as its getting a little tiring a cool change comes and relieves everyone.
I don't know specifics about the other capitals, but my general description should be fairly accurate.
You will need to bring/buy sunscreen, but don't discount rain and the occassional cooler spell!