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Old 01-24-2015, 12:19 AM
 
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We have a solar PV system, separate solar hot water and ducted air. During the day air con prob isn't essential in this part of qld if you live in a place that gets a good sea breeze, have good insulation, shade from the north & west etc. But at night it's a different matter when it's 26-28 degrees outside and >80% humidity without a breath of wind, there's been a few nights recently where we've left the air on background all night. I've found the best way to cool off is to swim in the pool, bit tricky to sleep in it though
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:13 AM
 
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It's a very large country, with climates from tropical through to cold temperate.
In Darwin I guess the main seasonal difference is that sometimes it rains and sometimes it doesn't.
I guess Alice Springs feels like a furnace in the summer. In the winter I don't know.
I find it hard to believe that anyone would need to wear heavy clothing even in the winter. I guess it is what you are accustomed to doing.
There are probably places in Australia where the winters are warmer and the summers are cooler than most places in the United States, with the exception of the San Francisco area.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:48 PM
 
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I don't wear heavy winter clothing in winter, but will put on a scarf and gloves if I'm out at night because it can get pretty chilly up here. Then again I've probably acclimated, 26 degrees has become a pleasantly warm day for me (whereas I used to think that was hot) now upper 30s is hot. so perhaps I am less tolerant of cold than I used to be
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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LOL, just realised who you are, theropod. Thought of you last week when it was -30. I do not ever want to feel -40.

It's not Australia which is cool for its latitude, London is warm for its latitude because of the Gulf Stream, and the east coast of the US gets weather straight of the Carribbean, warm and wet, alternating with arctic air off Canada. Denver is way inland, and thus more continental.
Haha...We've met a few times on these boards. I remember having a conversation with you here, but I forgot about what?

I really want to feel -40C. I mean, I've felt 40C (110F-something). I just wonder how -40C would feel. I'm curious...

That's true. The last part. Denver is inland, thus more continental, so it will have hot summers. Our Snowy Mountains are very close to the coast, hence their cool summers.

You seem to have good knowledge of the weather. Why don't you come over the weather forum and represent your city? I don't think I've seen you there. Oh, and just wondering, where are you from?
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