Wednesday, 3 April 2013

A to Z 2013: Climate

For the month of April I will be blogging alphabetically with the theme of Winnipeg versus Davao City. Not to prove a winner but simply to explore the differences and similarities between my home town and my current location.

C is for Climate!
 
Spring in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg has four extreme seasons. Our record lows and highs are -45°C to +41°C.

Summertime at the monastery.

Summers are hot and brilliant with 16 hours of day light. Fall is cool, crisp and colourful. Winter is incredibly harsh and leaves many wondering what kind of crazy pioneers thought these were livable conditions. Then spring is again hopeful and refreshing.

Fall in the city.
Even on the cap of Mt. Apo there is never snow. It just doesn't get cold in the Philippines.

A frosty Winterpeg morning.
Davao, on the other hand, has record lows and highs of +15°C to +43°C. Most years stay between 20°C and 40°C. As in, over night in "winter" it only drops to 20°C. There isn't even a pronounced rainy season like in many tropical locales. It's just hot and humid everyday.

The difference between the 49th and 7th parallel.

91 comments:

  1. I wish Queensland had distinct seasons. Unfortunately, we have hot and not so hot. That's pretty much it.

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    1. I have a cousin in Cairns and she tells me the same thing!

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  2. of course this old European is amazed! Lovely post and photos ;-) ~ would love to visit, perhaps in summer? ;-p

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    1. Summer in Winnipeg is brilliant but winter is the real adventure!

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  3. Those Winnipeg temps are ridiculous. Davao seems much more familiar.

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    1. Yeah, we really appreciated the change this last winter!

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  4. Living in Ontario I can empathise with your winter in Winnipeg. Today with lots of heating its not so bad, but I agree, who in their right minds considered these conditions livable. Loved your pictures.

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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    1. Thanks! I'm 5th generation Canadian (Manitoban) so I do wonder about my ancestors! Crazy Dutch farmers... :)

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  5. I am in Florida enjoying 80 degree temps right now. It is 27 degrees at home. I am enjoying your posts.

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    1. I love Florida! Especially the beach towns along the panhandle. :)

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  6. What a fun theme! As much as I love being warm, I also love the 4 seasons we have in SE Michigan.

    That bottom photo is what I think Paradise should look like!

    The Life of Lisa
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    1. I could do for a break from the mosquitoes! Winter does have it's advantages. And it is pretty.

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  7. I'm a big fan of all four seasons. Summer is nice, but not year round. Gorgeous photos - but I think I'll take Winnipeg this time ^_^

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    1. Winnipeg is really awesome. But we're enjoying Davao for now, too. :)

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  8. Fantastic photographs! Makes me wanna go there.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Sania at Embracing Dawn

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  9. The Climate in South Africa is brilliant!

    Only three months of cold weather a year!

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    1. I would love to visit South Africa! A good friend of mine went last year. Sounds like an interesting place.

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  10. Hi,
    Your pictures are absolutely beautiful and extremely relaxing. They calm the soul.

    Thank you.

    Ciao,
    Patricia

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  11. Beautiful photos! I am partial to spring and summer myself!

    (Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge)

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    1. Thanks! I agree; I like the warm seasons, too.

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  12. Beautiful pictures! It's amazing how much variety there can be in the climate like that. :) Here in the Southern US, we have summer and Christmas. lol

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    1. Thanks! Very few places have a white Christmas, as it turns out.

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  13. Such a great theme! It's like a non-competitive "burn-out" between the two places.
    Beautiful pictures too!
    Happy C-Day!

    http://writer-in-transit.co.za/

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  14. Oh my gosh, those photos - especially the first one, holy cow - are beautiful! I wish I lived in a place with variety like that.

    - Patricia of Bookish Geek

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  15. Those photos are great. I like temperature changes. I went to St.Lucia for a week, it was beautiful but having the same temperature at 2:00am as you have at 2:00pm with only the difference being a sweltering sun, drove me insane. Although, not sure I could handle the brutal winter :)

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    1. Yeah, we really went from one extreme to the other!

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  16. I grew up on the West Coast and am now in Edmonton. I LOVE Edmonton but am really looking forward to mild winters some day :)

    I am in love with all those photos!

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    1. Thanks! We have family in BC and love visiting them. But a bit to rainy and cool in summer for us. :P (At least, right on the coast. The fam up in Cache Creek get much hotter, drier days!)

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  17. You take such beautiful photos! I'm imagining myself in them right now...

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    1. Thanks! I didn't MAKE the beauty... but I do love photography. :)

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  18. Beautiful photos!

    Blogging A to Z Challenge http://www.shellygoodmanwright.com/apps/blog/show/25344959-commit-to-do-it-

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  19. Love the contrast between the locations. Great photos as well :)

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  20. Howdy from A to Z :)

    Great pictures...especially the last one. I love the beach!

    Love the theme idea, as well.

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  21. Beautiful photos!

    I'm blogging from A-Z at www.thedrunkrunner.com

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  22. Beautiful Pictures - really relaxed me after a long day at work.

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  23. Your photos are gorgeous. They definitely capture the different climates.

    TaMara
    Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

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  24. What a glorious photo! I'm not doing the challenge this year, but supporting those who are. I've got a "one quote, one photo" blog called Inspiring Thoughts and Pictures. http://inspiringthoughtsandpictures.blogspot.com
    Pop by and say hi sometime, and get it by email.

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  25. Gorgeous photo! Speaks very much of spring. Our flowers are blooming already and our tree in our front yard is budding.

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    1. It is still winter in Winnipeg right now. Spring has yet bloom back home!

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  26. Greetings from Northern California and from the A-Z challenge. Your photos are beautiful. I should take some photos of my area.

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    1. North Cal is beautiful! We were there last summer on a road trip. Love the old Redwoods!

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  27. Visiting from the A-Z Challenge and Hi from Colorado.

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  28. Beautiful photos! My favorite is the frosty morning. I'm here from the AtoZ Challenge. Hello!

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  29. I can't wait for spring here in SW Ontario. We're still getting snow.

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    1. Yeah, I hear it's still full winter in Canada. :(

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous photos. I used to live in Pennsylvania, where we had four very defined seasons. Fall was always my favorite but I hated winter, so I moved to the south. Now I am in Georgia and I really miss the seasons. We have summer (eight months out of the year) and "rain season" (Four months out of the year) here. That's about it. I don't miss the ice and snow, but I really everything else!!

    Nice blog btw...I'm a new follower. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I am fascinated by different climates... how people live, how it affect the local culture, how such small geographical changes can bring you to a whole new world...

      I don't miss having to deal with ice and snow but sometimes I miss boots and sweaters. :P And my toque!

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  31. Those photos are a feast for the eyes. We've had a long and harsh winter in the Midwest this year. As an expat in the U.S., having experienced all the seasons on the West Coast, upstate NY, down South, and now in the Midwest, I still miss the South African climate.

    BTW, I'm also participating in A -Z; hope to see you around some time soon.

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    1. Thank you! I'm definitely enjoying this winter in the tropics but sometimes I do miss the variety of weather.

      I will hop by your blog, too!

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  32. More gorgeous photos. Love the contrasts.

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  33. I love the photograph of the beach scene at the end.

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    1. Yeah, it's weird to live in a stereotypical postcard. :P

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  34. Stunning photos and great comparisons - I really want to be in that last picture - with a cocktail!

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    1. We did actually get fresh young coconuts off the tree and drank out of them that day!

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  35. I have been to Canada and the Philippines but not these two locales. But the difference between Vancouver and Luzon are still drastic. What a great theme! Nice pics!

    Come check out my A to Z! Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

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    1. I've been to Manila and Vancouver so yes, I know what you mean!

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  36. That picture is absolutely beautiful!

    A-Z Challenge.

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  37. The climate is definitely looking gorgeous Bonnie! Great photos! The contrast of the last two photos is superb!

    http://vidyasury.com
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  38. Those pictures are gorgeous! They make me wish that I was there so I could see it for myself and get to experience such beautiful scenery.

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    1. Thank you! Both places are not very touristy so you can find cheap accommodations!

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  39. Such a bful click Bonnie !
    loved the colors and the contrast .
    Am also an AtoZer http://afshan-shaik.blogspot.in/

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  40. Lovely clicks ! I love the fall pics the most !Love the way you have compared the seasons through pics !

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