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View Poll Results: Which one has your overall favorite climate?
Batumi 3 21.43%
Dushanbe 3 21.43%
Lankaran 3 21.43%
Baku 1 7.14%
Bishkek 4 28.57%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-14-2012, 02:20 AM
 
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Default Batumi vs. Dushanbe vs. Lankaran vs. Baku vs. Bishkek

All 5 or at least 4 out of 5 of these places have different types of 4 seasons climates.

Batumi is in the Caucasus region of Eurasia in the country of Georgia. (Not to be confused with the state of Georgia in the USA. They are very different places!) Batumi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dushanbe is in the country of Tajikistan Dushanbe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lankaran is in the country of Azerbaijan. Lankaran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Baku is also in the country of Azerbaijan Baku - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bishkek is in the country of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:24 AM
 
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Overall, it is a close competition, but when all factors are averaged together, I pick Lankaran, which is a B climate for me. It gets a decent amount of 4 seasons weather, and close to ideal annual sunshine/precipitation pattern. My only complaint is I prefer winters a bit colder. If winters were on average a bit colder it would probably get an A- instead.

I prefer Bishkek’s temperatures, which is close to my dream climate temperature ideals, and has more of the 4 seasons weather I am looking for that in particular, but it is just too dry annually so it can’t win for this. Bishkek weather is a B/B-. If Bishkek had a bit more annual precipitation, it would actually win, and it is still very close to being a tie with Lankaran.

Actually, Bishkek seems like a much drier version of Chicago but with the same temperatures. Chicago gets a B+ from me.

I am also a fan of Batumi weather, and it is a unique interesting climate too, but it is just a bit too mild annually, and maybe a bit too much annual precipitation, especially in the summer. It still gets a B/B- from me, which is still a good grade.

For the more strict definition Batumi may not have a 4 seasons climate but with the less strict and more loose definition it does have 4 seasons.

Dushanbe weather is at the lower end of B- and that is good enough for my weather preferences too.

The one that is decisively in last place and by far the only undesirable weather is Baku, which gets a D/D-. Way too dry annually in desert territory and actually quite cloudy for having desert annual precipitation.

It is ironic that Lankaran is only 150 miles away/2 hours and a half away by car/bus from Baku yet it has such a different climate and Lankaran is 1st place while Baku is last place for me.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:07 AM
 
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toss up between Baku and Dushanbe. Geez, look how warm Baku's summer lows are at 40N Warmer than the summer high pretty much anywhere along coastal Tasmania and warmer than even Brisbane!!!!

But, Dushanbe has better highs and more sunshine....
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:55 AM
 
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After some close consideration, I would have to go for Dushanbe.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:36 AM
 
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Batumi

I guess I could get used to the rain days. I think, despite the rain, sunshine is okay, around 2300 hrs I think.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:12 AM
 
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All of these places are too warm in the winter, and are all unacceptable except for Bishkek. They're all too hot in summer, but I find Bishkek's summers to be the most tolerable. The low humidity really helps out in that sort of situation. Bishkek likely gets the most snow out of these five places as well. So, for me Bishkek offers the best all-around choice.

I like these Asian climate battles, especially Central Asia (that region is full of climatological curiosities), but you could have done a much better job of picking four-season climates. All of these except Bishkek are subtropical climates with warm winters, and all of them except Bishkek don't retain a snowpack (even Bishkek is right on the line). There are far better choices available in Central Asia. Most of these climates are quite weak when it comes to the four seasons. However, this climate battle is interesting enough.

I also just noticed that strangely enough Bishkek has the same precipitation pattern as my dream climate. Mine has roughly double the amounts, but the basic pattern is the same - spring and autumn being the wettest, with a drier period in winter, and another stronger dry period in summer.

Bishkek is one of those Mediterranean climates that pop up in the interior of Asia, and perhaps that Mediterranean influence produces that sort of pattern when it's deep in the interior of a continent. So perhaps my own fictional continent and its precipitation pattern, with a Mediterranean influence far into the interior is more realistic than I even dreamed of .
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:45 AM
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Dushanbe wins. Batumi would win if it wasn't ridiculously wet, and all the others are too cold in winter.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Overall, it is a close competition, but when all factors are averaged together, I pick Lankaran, which is a B climate for me. It gets a decent amount of 4 seasons weather, and close to ideal annual sunshine/precipitation pattern. My only complaint is I prefer winters a bit colder. If winters were on average a bit colder it would probably get an A- instead.

I prefer Bishkek’s temperatures, which is close to my dream climate temperature ideals, and has more of the 4 seasons weather I am looking for that in particular, but it is just too dry annually so it can’t win for this. Bishkek weather is a B/B-. If Bishkek had a bit more annual precipitation, it would actually win, and it is still very close to being a tie with Lankaran.

Actually, Bishkek seems like a much drier version of Chicago but with the same temperatures. Chicago gets a B+ from me.

I am also a fan of Batumi weather, and it is a unique interesting climate too, but it is just a bit too mild annually, and maybe a bit too much annual precipitation, especially in the summer. It still gets a B/B- from me, which is still a good grade.

For the more strict definition Batumi may not have a 4 seasons climate but with the less strict and more loose definition it does have 4 seasons.

Dushanbe weather is at the lower end of B- and that is good enough for my weather preferences too.

The one that is decisively in last place and by far the only undesirable weather is Baku, which gets a D/D-. Way too dry annually in desert territory and actually quite cloudy for having desert annual precipitation.

It is ironic that Lankaran is only 150 miles away/2 hours and a half away by car/bus from Baku yet it has such a different climate and Lankaran is 1st place while Baku is last place for me.
Pretty much my thoughts, though I'm not sure that I would put Batumi over Dushanbe.
Anyway it's a shame that Bishkek is so dry. That's the main flaw of Central Asian climates compared to their North American counterparts: at the same temps, they're generally much drier, which spoils them quite a bit.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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I'd have to go with Batumi.. with Dushanbe a close second.
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