Most people agree that sunshine is an important factor when determining good weather. New Zealand, Ecuador and Argentina are countries that are warm and sunny all year round.
Australia and Bolivia are also great nations for high temperatures and blue skies. Italy and France are great countries for perfect summers and mild winters.
A beautiful fall day with colorful trees and a light breeze is some best weather anyone can hope to experience. The country can receive up to 3200 hours of sunshine a year, with certain areas reaching as high as 117F (45C) degrees in the summer.
Internation survey finds that Greece, Costa Rica and Cyprus have the most favorable weather For all those who dream of 365 days a year of sun, the members of international expat community Internation have identified the places around the world with the best weather : If you move to Costa Rica, Cyprus or Greece, you can be sure to enjoy the outdoors almost every day of the year.
Other destinations with fine temperatures include Malta, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Spain, Portugal and Mexico. Expats around the world rated the weather and climate favorably in sunny spots spread along Europe, South America and Africa, whereas North America, Oceania and Asia -- left alone Antarctica, the seventh continent --did not receive much appraisal when it comes to good climate.
One prominent factor for its high rank is the weather and climate, with 71 percent of the respondents living there rating it as very good. The friendly locals and great work-life balance are just some reasons why expats decide to move to this tropical paradise.
Unlike many other destinations that are mostly career-focused, the most popular reasons for moving to Costa Rica are for a better quality of life and a thirst for adventure. Making new friends, personal safety and feeling at home in the local culture are among the top criteria that were praised by expats living there.
With such pleasant weather, expats in Greece are able to enjoy a variety of leisure activities. On the other hand, the country's political stability is in the time-being non-existent, which has been detrimental to the peacefulness and the state of the economy there.
Therefore, it is no surprise that expats working in Malta still seem to have enough free time left to enjoy the good weather, which is appreciated by 68 percent of the respondents. However, the country's political instability is a considerable lowlight for expats' personal safety.
Other setbacks include poor transportation infrastructure, a struggling economy and not up to par medical care. Kenya This culturally-rich country has good weather all year round, but it lags behind in several other categories.
South Africa Out of all the countries in the top ten, South Africa has the lowest percentage of expats who feel positively about their personal safety -- some 31 percent of expats rated it bad or very bad. Nonetheless, enchanting weather, high quality of environment and availability of leisure activities are all positives of life in South Africa.
Plenty of sunshine, a moderate temperature, and fresh wind flow makes a day a perfect one for staying outdoors. When planning a vacation, weather conditions are an important factor to take into consideration. Portugal is a European country located on the westernmost edge of the continent, bordered by Spain and the Atlantic Ocean.
Portugal is located in the region where the Mediterranean climate is most profound, giving the country long dry summers and wet winters. The majority of the country enjoys extended periods of sunshine with the average temperature reaching a balmy 28 degrees Celsius.
Spain is a European country located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. The country occupies an area of 195,360 square miles and is home to a population of 46.4 million people.
Spain boasts some of the most pleasant weather conditions in Europe, a fact attributed to its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. The majority of the country lies in what is known as the “CSA Zone” which is characterized by long hot summers.
Kenya is an East African country with a population of 48 million people and a land area of 224,445 square miles. The country lies on the equator and has a warm, humid tropical climate, particularly along its coastline where temperatures hover around 28.05 degrees Celsius.
However, these temperatures decrease in the central part of the country due to its mountainous landscape which includes the snow-peak of Mt. Uganda is a landlocked country located in East Africa that is bordered by Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The small country has some of the most pleasant weather in Europe with its Mediterranean climate offering long, warm summer months which begin in April and end in November. Greece is a country in Southern Europe, occupying an area of 50,949 square miles with total population of about 11 million.
Cyprus enjoys a long, warm summer lasting for eight months from April to November. It has a population of over 4.5 million people with the majority living in the metropolitan area of San Jose, the nation’s capital.
Costa Rica is located close to the equator, a fact that allows it to enjoy a tropical climate throughout the year. That’s why, in IL’s 2020 Annual Global Retirement Index, we’ve awarded our highest climate scores to the destinations with options for every taste.
stock/SL_PhotographyLocated in the north of South America, Colombia has coastline on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, borders the Darren jungle to its west, and the Amazon to its east. Sitting just slightly north of the equator, it has an equal 12 hours of daylight and darkness with very little variation during the year.
Colombia is the only South American country that has coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea giving both cities and towns hot, humid, tropical weather. Living by the coast means evening sea breezes make the nighttime temperatures a bit more palatable.
Most people tend to live on the Caribbean coast rather than the Pacific side of Colombia, with the coastal cities of Cartagena, Santa Marta, and Barranquilla popular places to visit and retire. Medellín, Colombia’s second largest city, sits at 5,000 feet above sea level and is considered to have perfect spring-like weather all year round.
“I will admit that the perfect year-round, spring-like weather was the first thing that drew me to retire to Medellín,” says Nancy Kernan, IL’s Colombia Correspondent. “If you want hot and tropical, then I think you should consider retiring to the lovely Caribbean coastal cities of Santa Marta or Cartagena where crystal-clear, blue water laps against warm, sandy beaches.
The equator is less than 20 miles north of the city, yet at an altitude of 9,250 feet (2,900 meters), Quito’s climate is spring-like year-round: 50 F at night and 69 F during the day. You can comfortably stroll out on a glorious Quito afternoon in shorts and a t-shirt, but you’ll need to take along your wool sweater in case the clouds roll in.
“Climate in Ecuador varies by altitude, not latitude,” says International Living magazine Editor Sean Keenan. “What that means is that, at sea level at least, days and nights are evenly spaced at 12 hours each, and temperatures can get exceedingly hot.
“Even so, with such an indented coastline, microclimates offer a range of options to choose from, including cloud forest, tropical jungle, and dry scrub landscapes. stock/SL_PhotographyFrom the year-round blue sky and sunshine of Peru’s tropical northern coast…to the humid, hot Amazon rainforest…to the cold weather of the Andes, there is a climate to suit everyone’s taste.
But it can be divided into three or four basic regions; the northern and southern coast, the Andean highlands, and the eastern lowlands or rainforest. Steve lives in Hunchback, a northern surfing and fishing village located just 20 minutes from the larger city of Trujillo.
“The temperatures here in Hunchback range from the low 60s F during the coldest part of the year to the high 70s F during the summer months. “The southern half of the coast is warm and dry during the summer months, but tends to be foggy and cool during the winter.
stock/Jacek_Sopotnicki Portugal, the winner of International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2020, takes the top spot in the Climate category this year. It enjoys a warm temperate climate with wet winters, dry summers, and the highest temperatures averaging above 71 F.
“Heading south through the central region, including locations such as the University town of Cobra, temperatures are a few degrees warmer each season, with less rain (35 inches per year compared to Porto’s 49). “The southernmost region of the Algarve is predictable, given the pattern I’ve outlined: it’s the warmest, driest (with 20 inches of annual precipitation) area of the country.