It’s awesome to visit a place when the weather is just right — it feels like you’ve hit the jackpot. But it’s hard to know exactly when that’ll be.
Just because you’re travelling somewhere in the summer season, doesn’t mean there won’t be lots of rain. Or you want a beach vacation in September, but where on Earth will the sun be shining?[related_articles]59377,11748[/related_articles]
Ryan Whitaker wanted these answers, too, but was pretty shocked when he realised there wasn’t a tool that could provide the answers. He couldn’t locate a single map that would help to access the best weather at the best times around the world, so he created one.
The interactive map on DecisionData.org showcases the best time to visit anywhere in the world. You simply enter in your preferred week, temperature (in Celcius or Farenheit), and how much rain you’d prefer, and it will pinpoint a whole bunch of places that will more than likely deliver.
So, even if you don’t know where to go but you know how you want to spend your time and when, you can pick a place from the map. Cool, huh?[related_articles]63210,62945[/related_articles]
Whitaker collated the map by looking at 10 years of data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Thirty-five million lines of data, to be exact. No wonder no-one had gotten around to this yet.
While the map is pretty accurate across the board, Whitaker does note some areas that haven’t consistently reported rain or snowfall, so you have to take the advice with a grain of salt.
We’re pretty thankful for this very helpful corner of the internet.
Josephine is a staff writer at Junkee Media. You can find her words on AWOL, The Cusp, food she bagsed in the fridge.