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Old Posted Aug 1, 2019, 8:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Crawford View Post
Northern Europe generally isn't humid, at least not in comparison to the U.S. east of the Rockies.

Almost no one in Germany has air conditioning, especially in the westernmost reaches (which basically have London-Paris wet/moderate/barely any snow weather).
Northern Europe is a large area. London just doesn't get as hot very often compared to the eastern US so humidity's effects are less pronounced. Houston's humidity seems oppressive because it's hot 5 months out of the year but our average humidity isn't that much higher than it is in SE England.

The lack of AC reflects that Europe has more moderate climate; they don't get the harsh winters or the blistering heat we do over here. You don't need an AC 11 months out of the year in the northeast either but that one month makes it nice to have.
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