Jenny五月下旬返台休假兩星期,6/1回LAX後發現 LAX的天氣陰沉沉,且這種滿天灰雲密布又不下雨的陰涼天氣整整持續三個星期,到這幾天才雲層散去,轉成我熟悉的夏日豔陽高照的晴朗高溫好天氣!

原本一直納悶且討厭LAX怎會有這麼長時間持續烏雲又不下雨的陰霾天氣讓Jenny提不起勁,今天看報紙才發現這是南加六月特有的June Gloom (六月霾). 再Google了一下, 得到下面資訊. 裡面的最後一段有提到這種陰暗天氣容易讓人心情沮喪.....Jenny光這三星期看不到陽光、藍天就已悶得受不了,真不知道那些生活在全年陰暗溼冷地區的人怎麼辦? 會不全都得憂鬱症呀??

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June Gloom (also May Gray) is a California term for a weather pattern that results in overcast skies with mild temperatures during the late spring and early summer. The condition is prevalent in many parts of the world where marine stratus or stratocumulus clouds are common, particularly off the western coasts of continents—especially off Peru, Namibia, Western Australia, and California. Such cloud systems are persistent year-round off the coast, yet in certain seasons they blow ashore and create the gloomy "May Gray" effect on land. The June Gloom phenomenon has also been known to occur during the early fall in California.

Early mornings during this period are typically foggy, with an occasional drizzle. The fog turns to low clouds by late morning and early afternoon. Finally, by late afternoon, solar heating is sufficient to evaporate the clouds. Often the overcast will be evaporated ("burned off") quickly inland, but will linger along the immediate coast.

In California, the number of days from May to June that are gloomy vary from year to year. Cooler ocean temperatures, associated with La Niña, usually foretell a more gray period.

June Gloom has been reported by some Californians to bring on symptoms consistent with seasonal affective disorder. It is often cited as a time of depression.


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