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This article is invaluable for that sort of decision. The growing season (summer) in Iceland is two months long. The tail ends of the summer are the low points, which means early June and late August. Things begin closing down in September. By Christmas, all sorts of things are closed, all though from time to time the industry tries to bring tourists to ...


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Familiarity can certainly reduce the likelihood of sea sickness, as your body can get used to it. The usual problem is the swell - which you just don't get on lakes. Out on the ocean you have no stationary frame of reference so your brain starts to believe the boat is stationary. As it is actually moving, this confuses your brain and causes sickness. ...


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I have written an article about seasickness, so I will give a resume. Seasickness has nothing to do with willpower. If someone accuses you of that, tell him that Horatio Nelson and Shackleton on the "James Caird" were both seasick. The exact cause of seasickness is still unknown. The "frame of reference" theory has the flaw that blind people can get ...


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TL;DR There are multiple factors involved with being able to drive in cold temperatures even with the onset of cold temperatures being fairly sudden 2-3 days notice. You should be looking at the following major components: Engine, Cabin, and Tires and looking at them separately and then there are additional subsystems and conditions that will make for an ...


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One quick and easy tip - if there are sights there, like, let's say - Machu Picchu in Peru, do a Google Image search for Machu Picchu tourists (if you don't say tourists you just get nice shots of a mountain), and see what the people in the photos are wearing. It gives you a good guide of what might be suitable. Even add in a month to your search - for ...


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The question is pretty broad, so here is a broad answer: Choose from Unesco's World Heritage List Look through the list and if you find a country that has enough sites you are interested in and meet your other criteria, go there. All the sites on the list I've been to (and there are many) are well worth visiting.


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If the Interwebz are to be believed, that would be Yuma, Arizona. According to the town's website (also backed by National Climatic Data Center), 91% of the time it's sunny there, amounting to more than 4000 hours of sunshine annually -- which apparently is also a Guiness World Record. Other sources also concur this: Current Results also lists the top 10 ...


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Having recently hiked rim to river and back, I can tell you that hiking in the Canyon has been one of the most transformative events of my life. It's beauty is beyond words. The most important thing to remember is don't be this guy. Take your time, and enjoy the beauty. Staying there, getting there. Ideally, you would spend the night as near to the ...


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At about mid summer in 2003 - the hottest summer ever recorded until then - we saw substantial quantities of snow on north facing slopes in Yosemite at around 3200 metres altitude. This was at the location shown by the + in the middle of this map looking South East across Ellery Lake. As that was substantially lower than your 3900 metres, on a probably ...


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This page collects lots of information about the total solar eclipse of 2012. It shows the path, an interactive map and cloud cover information. Currently only monthly averages are available, later you may find a better prediction. It is also a good idea to check the page of MrEclipse (Fred Espenak), he's a solar eclipse veteran. Going to the same place he ...


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If you come from a tropical country, the jacket your've linked to is surely not enough. I'm from Saint-Petersburg, and even I would add something to this jacket. I suggest you wear a long jacket to cover your back, something like this: FjällRäven is not very cheap, but it is lightweight and made with durable materials - I use this brand, and that is why ...


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As a native Londoner: The weather in the UK is notoriously variable, so the only way to know for sure is to check nearer the time. But it's likely to be around freezing, maybe as low as -10C or as high as +10C. I would certainly bring some warm clothes. Snow is possible, but doesn't happen every year. If the weather is very cold or snowy, prepare for ...


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I would definitely come prepared for snow at that elevation in late May. As a possibly useful guide, you could look at the historical closing dates for Tioga Road. Tioga Road, the only east-west thoroughfare through the park, is closed by snow during the winter, and typically does not reopen until May or June. (Note that the reopening date is not the day ...


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In short, the weather is great, especially towards the end of that period. The hurricane season is over (it lasts until mid November or so), and it's not extremely hot & humid like it can be in the summer. In Havana, average max temperatures are between 26 and 28 °C (79-82 °F), while average min temperatures are 19-20 °C (66-68 °F). See e.g. this chart ...


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Typically there is very little amount of snow in Tbilisi which usually melts in a day or two in most parts of the city but it can also pile up and go icy (in 2008 we had snow for about three weeks). Wind and rain is more common. I'm not sure what you mean by 'special winter clothes' but a sweater and a coat should be enough most of the time. You will also ...


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Apparently during October, the weather is described as 'pleasant': Temperature varies from 22 to 31°C. October has intermittent post monsoon showers. The climate is moderate and good for outings.


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Generally, around September the northern parts of Thailand get less rain than the southern parts. So looking at the places you listed, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Udon Thani etc will be less wet than, say, Phuket where the weather can often prevent speedboat services that take you to nearby islands / beaches. Koh Samui, Koh Phagnan etc are better off than Phuket ...


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I was in Venice last year on 27th Nov. Based on my experience on that day : You definitely need to wear jacket. It was around 6-8 Celcius. I put some of my photos below. As you can see, all the people wear jackets. On that day, it was sunny. I love photography as you do, and my photos in Venice were my best photos during my trip in Europe. However ...


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There is normally a 'winter wonderland' in Hyde park with fairground rides and stalls: The South Bank normally has a German style Christmas market. There is also normally a couple of outdoor ice rinks one of which is at Somerset house which is very pretty. If you are here for Christmas Day there is no public transport. And a reduced service normally ...


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Um... Trier is not on the Rhine. If you go from Trier to St. Goar, 90% of the distance is along the Moselle river. Like the upper Rhine valley, the Moselle vally has a somewhat nicer climate than other parts of Germany, but the weather in Novermber is still rather ugly, and trees are in the process of losing their foliage. In early November, you still may ...


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TL;DR Cold will kill you. There are things you can obtain in the cold place, and simple things you can do while driving, that might save your life. Driving in the cold can be dangerous to the point of being deadly. I've been driving in Ontario (and living in the countryside) for over 35 years. I've been in the ditch countless times (usually some guys in a ...


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In general there is no 'maximum' winds that an aircraft can land in, however for each type of aircraft there is a maximum "crosswind" component that the aircraft can land in. For most large commercial jets this is around 35 knots (~65 km/hour). Cross-wind is basically the amount of the wind that is coming from the side of the aircraft. For example, if ...


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TL;DR Use weatherspark to find the time-of-year that weather in your hometown corresponds to the weather at the time and place you'll be visiting. Compare Historical Data with a Place You Know It used to be a real pain to try to figure out how the weather was likely to be at a new-to-me destination at some future time. In the last few years, however, I ...


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I take it you have seen the pictures of Mt Jungfrau (4,158 m / 13,642 ft) and Titlis (3,238 m / 10,623 ft) on Wikipedia? Mountains in Switzerland will not be closed, but most will require specialized gear (and matching experience) in winter. for Titlis (the lower of the two peaks), the temperatures in February are: Average high °C (°F) -10.7 (12.7) ...


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That's the kind of gear I'd use when going to hike well into subzero temperatures. Attempting to hike in such a gear at +20°C, especially in humid air, you'll not be comfortable at all. It's a total overkill. Especially the pants. What I'd use for such a hike: t-shirt, preferably non-cotton stay-dry kind; soft shell fleece jacket (Windstopper or ...


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Sea sickness can also differ from sea to sea, from ocean to ocean and from boat to boat. I am not so sure if familiarity helps. I know someone who has been sailing the seas for years, but when he got on to the North sea, he got sea sick. Being raised in a landlocked area is not necessarily relevant. Furthermore the type of boat has an influence as well. I am ...


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The exact answer will vary from year to year depending on the weather, both in terms of the volume of snowfall and how warm the weather is. For the most part, the majority of snow in and around the Yosemite valley will have melted by the time you're talking about. The National Parks Yosemite website specifically states that : The more moderate ...


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Average temperatures during the year. Freezing cold in winter, with temperatures dropping down to −25°C and below at times. Below is a chart showing average daily maximum temperatures for the city. Averages Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Highs °C −5.1 −4.1 1.1 8.1 15.6 20.1 21.9 20.0 ...


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Best weather is during summer time. What I call mild is what is the average summer in Iceland. The long days make it possible to do more in one day. That does stroke with #4 though. Also some roads (to the north) close after heavy snowfall around October/November, which makes it harder to get around the country. I estimate the tourist season to end at the ...


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As you can see here, the Jungfraujochbahn is open the whole year. But as Jacco already said, it could be a little bit cold. So you have to prepare and take warm clothes with you even if it is warm in the lower valleys. Another thing you should think about that you will move up until ~3500 meters. So be aware that you can get altitude sick.



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