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A 5 20.83%
B 7 29.17%
C 6 25.00%
D 5 20.83%
E 0 0%
F 1 4.17%
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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D-.

Summer average highs above 80 F/27 C
and milder-than-Canadian-winter average highs save it from being an F.
At least there's one season a year that I would like.

Winters still might make me want to top myself though.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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C, continental climate and not something I am familiar with - not sure how it is rated humid subtropical with yearly means of 8C to 15C.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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It isn't a continental climate. Its coldest month average is 0C, which is significantly above the -3C criterion for continental climates (persistent snowpack isotherm). It also has hottest month means well above 22C, and its low of almost 70F is pretty stinking-hot. It also has 6 months above 50F. So if you use the original Koeppen system, which I believe makes the most sense, it is definitely Cfa. If you use the 0C isotherm for continental climates it would qualify as Dfa, but it's still borderline. As for its annual mean of 53F, I don't see how that should be a problem. A good chunk of the American Cfa zone has annual means in that range.

If you don't think it should be considered subtropical, post your objections in the subtropical debate thread we already have. We don't need this thread to turn into one. I'm just telling why it is considered subtropical under the Koeppen system. Everything checks out for a Cfa (humid subtropical) classification.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Nice snowfall/rainfall, warm summers and winters aren't overly cold even if a little too long. Unfortunately the cloudiness drops the mark considerably.

C
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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It isn't a continental climate. Its coldest month average is 0C, which is significantly above the -3C criterion for continental climates (persistent snowpack isotherm). It also has hottest month means well above 22C, and its low of almost 70F is pretty stinking-hot. It also has 6 months above 50F. So if you use the original Koeppen system, which I believe makes the most sense, it is definitely Cfa. If you use the 0C isotherm for continental climates it would qualify as Dfa, but it's still borderline. As for its annual mean of 53F, I don't see how that should be a problem. A good chunk of the American Cfa zone has annual means in that range.

If you don't think it should be considered subtropical, post your objections in the subtropical debate thread we already have. We don't need this thread to turn into one. I'm just telling why it is considered subtropical under the Koeppen system. Everything checks out for a Cfa (humid subtropical) classification.
I think you are mixing the average highs with average daily temperature.
Isn't the coldest month averaging +2 C?
15/8 C is nearly the same annual average as Vancouver.

20 C mornings "stinking hot"?
I felt slightly-chilled at sunrise in Townsville in the Wet Season; consistent lows of 73-74 F (23 C) and nearly 100% humidity.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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You must have been born inside a roaring oven, Cold Canadian.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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I think you are mixing the average highs with average daily temperature.
Isn't the coldest month averaging +2 C?
The average high in the coldest month is +2.7C, and the low is -2.7C. That averages out to 0.0C for the daily mean. I should have been clearer on that.

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15/8 C is nearly the same annual average as Vancouver.
Vancouver (a Cfb climate) isn't continental, either, and it has much cooler summers. There's more seasonality in Akita, but it's a snug fit into the Koeppen Cfa category. Whether that has any meaning is up to each one of us to decide for ourselves.

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20 C mornings "stinking hot"?
Sure. I've never met a 20C morning that didn't feel kinda hot (obviously you have, but that's to be expected). Whether it's "stinking-hot" or not depends on the humidity - if the humidity is high that's a yes, if there's low humidity then it's just balmy. Akita has high humidity in summer.

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I felt slightly-chilled at sunrise in Townsville in the Wet Season; consistent lows of 73-74 F (23 C) and nearly 100% humidity.
And I felt slightly warmed when the nighttime low failed to drop below 55F once ...
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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You must have been born inside a roaring oven, Cold Canadian.
Hahaha.

From my perspective,
reading City-Data it seems that most people need "cool conditions" in particular to thrive and be happy.
That they are so warm blooded that they could possibly die from their own body warmth if they wore too many clothes, say with an air temperature of 18 C/65 F.

I just disliked a cooling sensation when I don't feel overheated.
I don't understand why so many crave coolness,
unless their bodies are cranking out at least three times as much body heat as mine.
I crave cool conditions when I excersize heavily and when I'm sick... but never any other time.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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A+

I'm not sure I'd give any Japanese climate lower than a C+ and certainly no worse than a B+ if it gets sufficient snow, which many locations do.
I just want to reiterate my A+ grade of Akita's climate.

A slight dry season would be welcome in April-June but it's okay the way it is now.
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