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Old 10-10-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Caracas is at an altitude of between 870 and 1040 metres, hence not that hot.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:17 PM
 
Location: PA
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Caracas is at an altitude of between 870 and 1040 metres, hence not that hot.
True. Ponce, PR is near sea level and it gets just as hot as Darwin does, on average.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Cloudchurch, Subantarctica
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Caracas is at an altitude of between 870 and 1040 metres, hence not that hot.
The highs still seem fairly hot (28 - 32 C). But the nights are much cooler than what you'd find at sea level. I wonder if the humidity is any different?
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:31 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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We're getting away from the topic a bit. Just a friendly reminder before the mod says the same thing!
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: PA
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We're getting away from the topic a bit. Just a friendly reminder before the mod says the same thing!
Good idea. The tropics in Cairns, is it cooler because of ocean moderation? Because Darwin is far warmer than Cairns is. How warm is the ocean around Cairns? Doesn't seem like it's warmer than the Caribbean in the winter
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Good idea. The tropics in Cairns, is it cooler because of ocean moderation? Because Darwin is far warmer than Cairns is. How warm is the ocean around Cairns? Doesn't seem like it's warmer than the Caribbean in the winter
Darwin is further north than Cairns. As latitude increases winter averages drop fairly rapidly. I don't know if Darwin is 'far warmer' than Cairns. In January temperatures are pretty similar in both cities. Even in the dead of winter Cairns is still pretty balmy, only a few degrees cooler than Darwin. The Caribbean is pretty immune to cold waves from a continental landmass, with the exception of the northern fringe.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Darwin is further north than Cairns. As latitude increases winter averages drop fairly rapidly. I don't know if Darwin is 'far warmer' than Cairns. In January temperatures are pretty similar in both cities. Even in the dead of winter Cairns is still pretty balmy, only a few degrees cooler than Darwin. The Caribbean is pretty immune to cold waves from a continental landmass, with the exception of the northern fringe.
The aero. means differ by 2.7C for the two towns, not a huge amount for 4.5 degrees of latitude. Salvador, Brazil is at about Darwin's latitude and is barely warmer than Cairns. (In "winter" at least, Salvador seemed surprisingly pleasant, with good aeration around the southern beaches)
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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Smile Miami is subtropical

yes, the poster is correct, Miami is subtropical, get south of key largo and there has never been a record freeze. key west is probably comparable to cairns, although our winters have been warming every years since the last freeze in December 1989 (31F at Miami Airport). Saw the picture of the lipstick palm, and your right, very cold sensitive. saw many of those in Colombia where my wife is from. visited Ibagué, Tolima, central Colombia, home of the Colombian national park and orchid park. in fact, the Cattleya orchid, ostensibly one of the most beautiful of all orchids, is native to Colombia. If orchids are growing in the wild, your in the tropics! [url=http://books.google.com/books?id=-xoZwlNgYGAC&pg=PA7&lpg=PA7&dq=see+orchids+in+tolim a,+colombia&source=bl&ots=nki-fQ63V3&sig=a4rjpi1bPJXYMT5aVPnbjXKbyrY&hl=en&sa=X& ei=A0u0T7XCGZSq8ASFq8nNDw&ved=0CJABEOgBMAI#v=onepa ge&q=see%20orchids%20in%20tolima%2C%20colombia&f=f alse]Colombia, 2nd - Sarah Woods - Google Books[/url]
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:20 AM
 
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^^^^ Miami is tropical. Koppen Classification chart has Miami as a tropical monsoon climate. A few record freezes doesn't change much.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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Miami is definitely fully tropical, not subtropical.
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