INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock!

After a long time with perfect sunshines and temperatures, the clouds came back for a few days in the middle of August to Vancouver ! I should admit that Vancouver has greatly surprised me because I didn´t expect this great summer !

Of course, is not as hot as I would like..Everybody knows in Spain is hotter, but still, I think is a perfect temperature, neither too hot, nor cold ! Warm nice summer !

But what I wanter to share is that the other day I got surprised when talking with a few people from northern european countries told me that this weather is better than home.  At some point, I thought they were kidding or they wanted to make fun of me, so I decided to take a look on the internet, and that´s what I found.

  • Copenhagen, the capital of Denmarkexperiences the highest number of rainy days.It has a maritime climate due to Denmark being almost encircled by water.
  • Amsterdam is the most humid city. The city experiences 214 rainy days a year.
  • The european cities with the higher average of sunlight per day are Lisbon, Madrid and Athens (Also less rainy cities in Europe)

As I could realize, Vancouver with an average of 166 days of rain per year, has almost 100 days less of rain if you compare it with  the 251 days per year of Copenhagen. Now I understand !!

If you compare it with the top 6 of this list I won´t call it Raincouver again !!

And I found this quite interesting because the Spaniards have the perception that Canada is a very cold and rainy country, and they don´t know those places in Europe have more rainy days per year !!

What do you think? Is the weather in Vancouver better, or at your home City?

My conclusion is that Vancouver is a perfect place, not too cold and not too hot. Warm temperatures in summer and enough sun !



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