Top 10 Places in the World for Beautiful Weather

Editor’s note: This Care2 favorite was originally posted on March 28, 2014.

Raise your hand if you’re sick of winter. Yeah, that’s what I thought. Well, if you’ve got a bad case of cabin fever, and you’re itching for the days of sunglasses and sandals, have I got a list for you.

If you’ve ever wondered whether there’s a place where the temperature is always perfect and where there’s virtually no danger of severe weather, you and Ed Darack have something in common. Only instead of just wondering, Darack did some serious research. He found that while there are no guarantees when it comes to weather — especially in a time of accelerating climate change — there are several places with a better track record than your city.

Darack’s results are published in the article “The 10 Best Weather Places in the World,” which was featured in the March/April 2014 issue of “Weatherwise magazine. Using Darack’s article as a springboard, we’ve decided to give you a mental break from the winter blues.

Enjoy these images of ten places where the forecast is almost always perfect.

1. Manjimup, Australia

Manjimup Western Australia

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This lush land borders the southern Indian Ocean. In February, the average summer temperature clocks in at 81°F during the day and 56.1°F at night. In the winter, the coldest month, July, records an average temperature high of 58°F and low of 43.5°F.

2. Coastal Western Cape, South Africa

Western Cape South Africa

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Located where the South Atlantic and the Indian Oceans meet, this strip of coastal land experiences mild temperatures. July, the coldest month on average, experiences a mean nighttime low of 44.6°F and an average daily high of 63.5°F. February, the warmest month, sees an average daily high temperature of 79.7°F and a mean low at night of 60.3°F.

3. Adelaide, Australia

This city is the capital of the state of South Australia. Residents must be pretty content here, as February — the warmest month – experiences a typical daily high temperature of 84.7°F, with an average nighttime low of 62.8°F. The coldest month, July, experiences a mean daily high temperature of 59.5°F and a nighttime low of 45.5°F.

4. San Diego, California

San Diego’s beautiful weather is partly the work of the cool Pacific Ocean. According to NOAA data, the region experiences an average annual daily high of 69.7°F and an average annual nighttime low of 57.5°F, with an overall daily mean annual temperature of 63.6°F. It doesn’t get much more perfect than that!

5. Lisbon, Portugal

Similarly to San Diego, proximity to the Atlantic ocean helps to moderate Lisbon’s climate. Lisbon’s warmest month, August, sees an average daily high temperature of 82.9°F and a mean nighttime low of 65.5°F. Lisbon’s coldest month, January, experiences an average daily high of 58.6°F and a nighttime low of 46.9°F.

6. Barcelona, Spain


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Located in northeastern Spain along the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona experiences an average daily high temperature of 69.1°F over the course of a year, and an average nighttime low of 54.9°F. Even during the coldest month — January — Barcelona experiences an average nighttime low of just 41.4°F and a daily mean high of 56.5°F.

7. Sardinia, Italy


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Located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea on northern Sardinia, Sassari experiences what we all lust after in the postcards. The average annual daily high temperature for Sassari is 66.4°F, and the mean annual daily low temperature is 53°F. Even in the coldest month, January, the daily average high in this city is 54°F and a nighttime low of 43°F.

8. Northwestern Coast of Morocco


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The Northwestern coast of Morocco, where Casablanca is located, experiences an average daily high of 63°F and a mean nighttime low of 45°F. Even during the hottest month, August, the average daily high is still only 80°F with a nighttime low of 70°F.

9. Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Canary Islands

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As the largest city in the Canary Islands, experts say that Las Palmas experiences one of the healthiest climates for humans. The annual daily mean temperature at Las Palmas is 69.3°F, with an annual daily high of 74.7°F and an annual nighttime average low of 63.9°F, according to the Spanish Meteorological Agency.

10. Viña del Mar, Chile

vina del mar

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“With an average annual high temperature of 66.2°F and yearly average nighttime low of 55.1°F, and with only slight variation in temperature throughout all of the months of a given year, Viña del Mar, on the central coast of Chile, ranks as the best weather place in the world for humans,” writes Darack.

Have you ever visited one of these temperate places? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Yvonne T
Yvonne T3 days ago

i love clouds and rain and snow...

Paulo R
Paulo Reeson5 days ago

great places but i prefer to experience all 4 seasons and do enjoy hitting the slopes in the winter months. ty

Mia B
Mia B18 days ago

Thanks for posting

Chad Anderson
Chad Anderson21 days ago

Thank you.

hELEN hEARFIELD27 days ago


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Leanne K
Leanne Kabout a month ago

The south coast of NSW has fantastic weather. It's consistently good unlike Melbourne which is all over the place weather wise. Don't tell anyone

Leo C
Leo Cabout a month ago

Thank you for sharing!

Anna R
Anna Rabout a month ago

thank you