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Tell us about the climate in your country.

Is it always the same or does it change a lot? What are the best times of year and the worst? What temperature do you think is a hot day and what temperature do you think is a cold day?

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Hello, everyone! I'm Gordon. My hometown is Taiyuan, ShanXi China. This city is in the north of China. And in our country, we have four season(spring, summer,autumn and winter). The hottest season is summer whose temperature is up to 30 degree centigrade in my hometown. And the coldest season is winter whose temperature is up to -20 degree centigrade. I don't like the temperature is too high or too low, I think the temperature which is mezzo(20-28 degree centigrade) is perfect for me. If the temperature is higher than 30 degree ,It is hot for me and if the temperature is lower than 10 degree ,It is cold for me.

CLIMATE IN TURKEY

Hi, I’m Çağrı from Turkey. Turkey is a big country so the weather depens on regions.
For example in the North of Turkey, it’s name is Karadeniz Region the weather is constantly cloudy and rainy. Winter’s climate is often cloudy and rainy, sometimes sonowy and cold. In summer cloudy.

in the south of Turkey, it’s name is Akdeniz Region the weather is temperature climate. Winter’s climate is often cloudy and rainy. in summer the weather is sunny and hot. Besides Akdeniz region expecially Antalya is very famous holiday center.Antalya’s sea,beach,sun is great so Antalya is visited by a lot of tourist from many countries.

in the east of Turkey, it’s name is East Anadolu Region the weather is summer and winter is very differnt. Winter’s climate is very cold and snowy.in summer the weather is very hot and dry.The temperature can be sometimes, in winter -40 °C, in summer +40 °C in this region.

in the west of Turkey, it’s name is Ege Region winter’s climate is often snowy and cold.in summer the weather is hot and sunny. But expecially Ege Region’s depends on plant cover and the other factors. For example I have living in Kütahya in Ege Region. Kütahya has got very high and beatiful mountains so in winter is so cold and snowy and in summer the weather is not to hot, it is warm. İn fact in summer night’s climate is cool and fresh.

Hi everyone! I'm from Istanbul in Turkey. The weather changes in Istanbul too.There are four seasons here. My favorite season is summer. I realy like summer heat. In spring time it rains and it is windy. In winter it snows during one or two week. I don't like rainy days because when it rains, the traffic is terrible. I use bus and subway for transportation as well as I have anaemia. I am always cold.

I live in Ukraine and the climate here is temperate. We have cold winters with temperatures sometimes reaching -25c and hot summers with temperatures going as high as 39 degrees. In general the year is very nice with beautful golden autumns and green springs. The weather changes not very often during the day: 3 times, sunny-rainy-sunny is quite usual in summer, but as for the rest of the seasons it is mostly 1 weather during the day. And the last, but not the least in last years it is less and less snowy New Years.

I live in North Italy and here we have temperate climate. During the winter it's often cloudy and rains. In last 10 years there have been a lot of floods, I think due to the climate change. These floods happen because of intense and fast rains. During the summer the temperature is hot, you can bathe in the sea and you can wear only a t-shirt all day long

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The series 3 is to short now.... so sad
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I live in the Caucasus,on the plains of Dagestan. We have here dry climate. We haven't got a lot of rainy days. The winter is not very cold, only few days we see a snow. But the summer is too hot. Here wasn't rain some months already. When I was child I remember here was a lot of rain in the spring, and the winter was very cold. I heared that area of deserts is increase during last years. If this will contin in some decades these placec will turn into a desert.

Hi everyone,
I've been living in Ankara, in the centre of Anatolia and the capital city of Türkiye, for ten years. Ankara's got cooler, dry and less sunny than the coastal regions. You can have snowy and cold winters that the temperature reaches -20 degrees. In the early spring and summer It does rain a lot especially at 6 o'clock we called that "Kırkikindi rains" in Turkish. It always has cool weather particularly in the summer/spring evening so we don't even go out without getting anorak or jacket.

I am living in Ho Chi Minh city from Vietnam. I would like to say that there is two seasons in HCMC: rainy season starts from May and end in November; dry season begins from December to next April.
In rainy season, we just have rain only, not drizzle like the North or Middle of Vietnam. And there will be lot of hard rain in September. Therefore, if you intend to visit HCMC in September, remember to bring our umbrella.
In the contrary, in dry season, the temperature could be high on some months such as March or April. Sometimes, it can get up to 35 Celsius degree.

Even though there are two seasons obviously, however because Vietnam is subtropical country, it has high temperature.
Therefore, we usually make a joke that "There are two season in HCMC: hot season and hotter season, lol".

For me, I love the weather from September to Febuary when the Spring is coming.
At that time, the weather is cool and the scene is so beautiful.

Hello Learnenglish.britishcouncil team!
Hello tttien!
I am in Vung Tau city from Vietnam. It is from HCMC about 100 kilometers.
Your comments are very correct.
I want to say more that when you are in HCMC and around you can suddenly see rains those only last some minutes. But after that it is sunny.
Yes, they have beautiful weather !

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