From the all of the world, let’s see which countries with the best weather all year round are.
First, let’s make a distinction between climate and weather. Climate is somewhat a summarized representation of the average weather on the planet. As weather, the climate is influenced by temperature, humidity, pressure, elevation, precipitation, latitude and so on. At the beginning of the 20th century, Wladimir Köppen made the first climate division, which, with some revision is still used today, known as the Köppen–Geiger climate classification. By that classification, the whole climate on the Earth is divided into five main groups with subdivisions (depending on temperature, humidity, and other factors): tropical, arid, temperate, continental and polar.
Now, weather, as we have said, is somewhat more of a temporal thing. Of course, you wouldn’t expect to see snow in equatorial belt deserts (though on some rare occasions as it was this winter, there was actually snow in Sahara), or dry, warm days in, say, Norway. And that is, of course, because there are some main factors influencing the weather so that we have so many differences in the climate of countries around the world.
The first factor is the temperature, which depends mostly on the angle at which the sun rays hit the surface of the Earth. The biggest angle, being almost 90˚, is around the equator, which makes this belt the hottest on our planet (because the bigger the angle, the stronger the radiation is per surface area). By going to the poles from the equator, these angles become smaller, which gives less solar energy to a certain area. That is how latitude affects climate and weather the most. The second important factor for weather is the impact of water, i.e., moisture or humidity and precipitation. This mostly depends on huge water masses, winds and again it depends on temperature. Other factors include altitude, air pressure, vegetation, cities, winds as we have noted, and many other micro areal atmospheric conditions. But as we can see, all of these are connected: state of water being affected by temperature, winds being affected by air pressure, air pressure and local temperature being affected by altitude, precipitation being affected by wind and water masses, and let’s not get entangled with all the combinations we could think of here, but you get the point – everything is connected in nature.
Now, when we have seen the difference between climate and weather, you might be first interested to check out some of the places with the best climate in world to live at 10 Countries with the Best Climate for Longevity or 25 Cities with the Best Climate in the World Year Round. Or if you are looking for the best climate in Europe to live, you would probably like to know which the 15 cities with the best climate in Europe to live are as well. While people have different preferences of weather conditions, if you are a fan of hot, humid climate, we recommend you to go through the 11 Best Weather Cities to live in India.
On the contrary, there are some countries commonly said to have the worst climate in the world, such as Belgium or Netherlands, being humid, rainy and kind of depressive for a living. But there are some worse places having in mind the countries with cold climates, like Greenland, or Iceland, while places with the worst humidity are Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Jakarta for example.
We’ve seen differences, and we’ve seen some countries on the total opposite specter of climate conditions, so which are the countries with the best weather all year round? Well, it depends on personal choice mostly. But there are some places most people would agree on having the best weather. So, we did our research by looking for what the most people agree on. Some of the sources we have gone through were How Stuff Works, Gulf News, Weatherwise, and Expat. Probably the best definition of the “best weather” being not too hot, not too cold and not extreme, we have found on Quora. Also, from Treehugger we have gotten the information on some countries with the best climate with the low cost of living as well. And finally, we have also taken into account the question of healthiest climate in the world, for which we have found some hints on International Living. So, in the end, we have picked the countries that had the most suggestions on these sources, and that is also how we have ranked them on our list of the countries with the best weather all year round.
Let’s now get through the countries with the best weather all year round.
Nepal is a high altitude mountainous country which climate is influenced by both continental and maritime factors. During summer it is a monsoon season, and it is wet and hot. Other seasons are generally drier and cooler, and Nepal has all four seasons, but generally pleasant weather.
The average temperature between 70-80˚F and a lot of sunshine make Thailand one of the countries with the best weather all year round. Climate is generally humid and hot in valleys and cooler and drier in the mountains, but generally pleasant.
Portugal has a warm Mediterranean climate which is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, making it wetter and more pleasant (regarding the heat). The wettest part of the year is winter, but the temperature does not fall much beyond 60˚F.
Greek climate is the typical Mediterranean, with long dry and warm summers and mild and somewhat rainier winters. Of course, snow is also to be expected at higher altitudes such as Mount Olympus for example. Winters are generally milder on the islands than on the mainland.
Cyprus has one of the warmest climates in Europe. It belongs to the Mediterranean and semi-arid climatic types. Summers are long, hot, and dry, while winters are bit wetter and mild. For hot temperatures and no extremes, Cyprus is one of the countries with the best weather all year round.
Being in equatorial belt, Ecuador does belong to the tropical climatic region. But, because of the great variation in altitude in Ecuador which is one of the important factors that influence the weather, the country is quite diverse. In general, humid parts of the country are the coastal ones while the inner parts are drier and cooler.
Uganda has a tropical climate with two rainy and two drier seasons throughout the year. The average temperature in Uganda is 78˚F, and it rarely goes above 84˚F which makes it one of the countries with the best weather all year round.
Since Chile is a very long country from the point of view of latitude, it goes through several climatic types which include desert climate, Mediterranean climate, continental climate, oceanic climate and also tundra climate. This pleasant diversity makes Chile one of the countries with the best weather year round.
If you are a fan of humid weather conditions, Malaysia is the right place for you with Kuala Lumpur being one of the cities with the highest humidity in the world. But anyway, the climate in Malaysia is pleasant – tropical and humid. There are two monsoon seasons in Malaysia.
Being a big country and being influenced by different climatic factors, it is obvious that the weather and climate in Spain are diverse. Coastal and southern part experience warm pleasant Mediterranean climate, while the Atlantic coast is experiencing more humidity. The inner part of the country has a drier climate with hot summers and cold winters. So it is not all sunshine in Spain as people often tend to imagine, but in general weather and climate are among the most pleasant ones.
There are many different climatic regions in Argentina since it covers a huge area and huge differences in elevation. So here you will find: very warm desert climate, cold desert climate, all kinds of Mediterranean climate, humid subtropical climate, temperate climate, tundra climate… What a diversity! This certainly leaves something for everyone and puts Argentina among the countries with the best weather all year round.
There are several different climatic regions in Mexico. Coastal belts are very hot and humid, (which takes up to one-third of the country), inland is drier and colder (being on an elevated plateau enabling more pleasant weather conditions), while the highest peaks even have some snow during winters.
Malta is a country with probably the best climate in Europe to live. It is definitely one of the places with the best weather in the world year round. It has a typical Mediterranean climate, favorite type of climate of many people. It is characterized by hot and dry summers and mild winters. Weather is warm throughout the year, with pleasant rainfalls in spring and autumn (but thunderstorms are also to be expected in these periods). Summers are very hot and dry while winters are warm and sunny.
2. New Zealand
Even though the weather in New Zealand can change in no time, the climate of this country is a very pleasant one. The warmer part of the country is the north, and it gets a bit cooler going towards the south with the inland mountains which can get snowy and low temperatures below zero as well. Rain can be expected throughout any time of the year, but it is evenly spread, which makes New Zealand one of the greenest countries.
1. Costa Rica
Even though being a small country, and belonging to the tropical climate belt, there are several microclimatic zones here. While having a humid and warm climate, these microclimatic zones are mostly influenced by differences in the altitude. So, there are the Monteverde highlands having humid and colder weather, while Guanacaste lowlands are characterized by dry and warm weather. The most pleasant weather on Costa Rica is found in Central Valley, with the average temperature of around 70˚F and balanced humidity which makes Costa Rica one of the countries with the best weather all year round. It’s definitely a country with the cities with best climate.