How do I find which cities around the globe are hot and sunny right now?
December 26, 2010 3:15 AM   Subscribe

How do I find which places in the world are hot and sunny right now? This is for the purposes of a vacation. I'm not interested in seasonal averages. I'd like to see a globe with sunshine icons on those cities that are currently actually hot and sunny, and I guess stormcloud or snow icons on those cities with precipitation.
posted by skylar to Travel & Transportation (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
pop over to Full Screen Weather, which starts with a Google Map and overlays temperature, radar, or precipitation information on whatever zoom scale you choose.
posted by phredgreen at 3:21 AM on December 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Hi, thanks for that suggestion. It's close, though I could do with other suggestions. Full Screen Weather takes a long time to load and does not give me an at-a-glance look.
posted by skylar at 4:44 AM on December 26, 2010


Look at Perth, Western Australia. Christmas Day was a corker. Today was 39 C and is set to stay hot for another week. There are sunshine icons galore I imagine if my sunburn is any indication.
posted by honey-barbara at 4:59 AM on December 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


ooh look, sunshines everywhere over Perth on phredgreen's page.
posted by honey-barbara at 5:01 AM on December 26, 2010


I don't understand how knowing the weather "right now" will help you. By the time you get there, the weather could have / may have changed. If you have the Wii, the weather channel / app does what you want. Or you could try the weather underground wundermap.
posted by reddot at 6:18 AM on December 26, 2010


I don't understand how knowing the weather "right now" will help you.

Seriously? The weather "right now" is a far better indicator of what the weather will be in the next couple of weeks than an average over the entire year will ever be.

It's bitterly cold here in the UK. In two weeks time it's a good bet that it'll still be bitterly cold.
posted by mr_silver at 8:00 AM on December 26, 2010


This is totally useful! I could fly to some of these places tomorrow if I wanted to. It's not going to change that much in one day!
posted by Wayman Tisdale at 8:46 AM on December 26, 2010


This is a very, very interesting idea...when I come back from my vacation I'm tempted to make a little website that finds sunny places. I like sunny places.

(I live in London).
posted by asymptotic at 10:19 AM on December 26, 2010


> The weather "right now" is a far better indicator of what the weather will be in the next couple of weeks than an average over the entire year will ever be.

Er, yes, but those are not the only two options.

I agree with reddot. Knowing what the weather is right now, in places where the weather changes substantially from day to day (it's cold and gloomy and drizzling in Sydney right now, yesterday it was baking hot ... until the storm) is pretty pointless.

There are lots of places where the weather is very very predictable for months on end. Places where they don't even have a weather guy after the TV news, because there's no point. If you really want sun guaranteed, you need one of those places, not somewhere which happens to be hot right now.
posted by AmbroseChapel at 12:33 AM on December 27, 2010


Probably not as detailed as you'd like, but this has the world at a glance, and then you can scroll through the continents at the top.
posted by kjs4 at 4:19 AM on December 27, 2010


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