Today if you think to retire, then you should retire in a city with the best weather with all the amenities. Different people have different choices of how a city’s weather or climate has to be. Some prefer hot weather whereas others may prefer a warm and a few may prefer cold. There are people who also prefer a pleasant and mild weather year-round. So which are the top cities having the best weather year round? This list here has few combinations such as warm coastal weather, all time hill-station type weather, pleasant weather, more of winter weather and all-time warm weather. Choose the best from the below according to your taste.
Here is the list of ten amazing cities to visit which have the best weather year round:
10. Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland is the major city in the country of New Zealand. It is one of the largest urban areas in the country. The climate in the city is pleasant and beautiful. The beauty is seen in terms of lush forests, series of national parks, beautiful volcanic peaks and pastures, icy glaciers, mountainous islands, and beautiful coasts make it one of the best. It looks like a world from mythology. The southwestern Pacific Ocean adds extra richness to the high-definition life here. The city has an oceanic climate which has a variety of landscapes.
The average high temperature and the average low temperature of Auckland are 19.0 °C (66.2 °F) and 11.3 °C (52.3 °F) respectively. The city gets ample rainfall year-round. Rainfall averages to 1,115.5 mm per year.
9. Tagaytay, Philippines
Tagaytay City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines. The city receives tourists for its amazing weather and is a summer getaway. Tagaytay is a component city in the province of Cavite. Due to its high altitude, it provides cooler climates throughout the year. Along with the cool climate, it also provides amazing scenery. Tagaytay city overlooks the beautiful Taal Lake in Batangas and provides views of Taal Volcano Island.
The average temperature of the city is 24 °C (75 °F). The city falls in the category of moderate tropical monsoon climate. The city receives abundant rainfall and could be misty at times. Today the city has become an ideal location for honeymoon, sports, picnics, spiritual retreats and conferences.
8. Seattle, USA
Seattle is one of the fastest growing major cities in the United States. The beautiful seaport city on the west coast of the United States has a long history. The Seattle area was home to the Native Americans for over 4,000 years. It also has a long industrial history. Seattle has been an important commercial and shipbuilding center in the United States. Companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Alaska Airlines and Boeing were found in Seattle.
The sea, rivers, forests, lakes, and fields in the Seattle area were rich enough to support the Native Americans for a long time and the European settlers later. The city lies on a hilly terrain of seven hills. Seattle has a temperate marine climate. Winters in the city are cool and wet. One can rarely see mercury dropping below −7 °C (20 °F) during winter. Summers in the city has an average temperature of 24.5 °C (76.1 °F). The city only sees temperatures over 32 °C (90 °F) for only 3 days in a year. November, December and January are the months with abundant rainfall in the city.
7. San Diego, USA
San Diego is a city known for its mild and warm year-round climate. It is a major city in California, United States. It borders with Mexico. Apart from the weather here, it is also popular for its harbor, long beaches, and association with United States Navy and as a healthcare center. According to Farmers’ Almanac, San Diego has one of the top-ten best climates. Several sources, channels and magazines indicate San Diego as one of the cities with the best weather year round. San Diego’s climate varies over a small distance resulting in microclimates. Out of 365 days of the year, San Diego experiences mild-climate of around 21 °C (70 °F) on an average. The annual rainfall in San Diego is 230–330 mm annually. In 2006, San Diego was one of the best cities to live.
6. Amsterdam, Netherlands
The capital city of Netherlands – Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Around 12% of Amsterdam’s land area is covered by parks and nature reserves. The city offers 100 kilometers of canals which are navigable by boats. The westerly wind, North Sea and the water bodies within the city affects the temperatures here. The city has an oceanic climate. Mostly the city’s weather is mild throughout the year. Summers are moderately warm whereas winters are mild. It is one of the best places for honeymoon, sports, picnic, parties and fun. Average annual temperature of the city is 10.2 °C (50.3 °F).
5. Baguio, Philippines
Baguio is a resort city in the country of Philippines. It is also known as Baguio City or mountain resort city or “City of Pines”. The city is popular during the summer due to its cool weather. This city is on an elevation of approximately 1,540 meters above sea level. It is home to mossy plants and orchids. In 1900, the Americans established Baguio as a hill station. It was United States’ only hill station in Asia. Due to the city’s high elevation the temperature here is mild throughout the year. The city’s climate is classified as subtropical highland climate or tropical monsoon climate. Baguio’s average temperature is around 15 to 23 °C (59 to 73 °F). Between November and February you can see the lowest temperatures in the city. Baguio receives 700 mm (28 in) of rain on an average during the months of July and August.
4. Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is a beautiful city for parties, tourism, entertainment and fashion. The city is located between the mouths of two rivers namely Llobregat and Besòs. West of the city lies the Serra de Collserola Mountain range. Spain’s culturally rich heritage city is one of the best in the world in terms of its climate and year-round pleasant weather. The city averages 21.2 °C (70.2 °F) during the day and 15.1 °C (59.2 °F) at night as their annual temperatures. Barcelona falls under the category of maritime Mediterranean climate where one get to see mild winters and warm to hot summers. Autumn and spring seasons see the most rains in the city. It is rare to see large fluctuations in temperatures throughout the year making it one of the cities with the best climates in the world.
3. Sassari, Italy
Sassari is the oldest city on the island of Sardinia of Italy. The city is famous for its beautiful palazzi, the Fountain of the Rosello, and its elegant neoclassical architecture. The city is rich in arts, history and culture that spans from 12th Century. Thousands of hectares of olive plantations surround the city. According to a survey by Weatherwise, Sassari ranked as the city with fourth best climate in the world. The average high temperature of Sassari is 19.1 °C (66.4 °F) and average low temperature is 11.6 °C (53 °F). Average precipitation of Sassari is around 696 mm (27.41 inches). The green belt, the Mediterranean Sea and water bodies on the island keep the city cool and comfortable year-round.
2. Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
Spain is one of the best countries to live in for its weather and climate. Another city from Spain – Las Palmas on the Canary Islands has one of the most pleasant weathers in the world. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the official name of the city. It is the capital of Gran Canaria Island within Canary Islands. A study conducted by Thomas Whitmore, director of research on climatology at Syracuse University in the U.S. found that Las Palmas has “the best climate in the world”. The city receives annual sunshine hours of around 2,800 per year. The annual average temperature of Las Palmas city is 21.2 °C (70.2 °F)–28 °C (82 °F) during the day and 18 °C (64 °F) at night.
1. Viña del Mar, Chile
Viña del Mar is a city on the Central Pacific coast of Chile which is the city with the best weather year round. The city is known as “The Garden City”. Viña del Mar is famous for its high-rise buildings on the coast, malls and resorts. The city receives a large number of international or national tourists. Due to its warm-summer Mediterranean climate and maritime current offshore, the city is warm but rarely sees any large variations. During summer, the temperatures are around 16 °C (61 °F) in the night. Winters in the city are cool and damp. Day time temperatures rarely exceed 30 °C (86 °F). The city receives rain during the seasons of autumn and winter. The annual rainfall in the city is 480 mm.