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View Poll Results: Sydney or Perth?
Sydney 15 57.69%
Perth 11 42.31%
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:41 PM
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I choose Sydney over Perth because Sydney is considerably wetter year round.
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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It's interesting though because even though Sydney seems more prone to severe fluctuations the summer weather seems more stable overall. The biggest day-to-day drop I could find for Sydney Observatory Hill was 22C on January 1 to 2, 2006, when the maximum temperature dropped from 44.2C to 22.2C.
Just a few days ago the temperature dropped from 40C to 22C (the next day) at Sydney Airport.

Sydney Ap daily temperature and rain summaries

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Sydney for being cooler in summer.
Keep in mind that the humidity (which is higher than Perth's) and the warm nights would make it feel hotter here.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Keep in mind that the humidity (which is higher than Perth's) and the warm nights would make it feel hotter here.
I don't think so
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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After some deliberation, I went with Sydney. More storms.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Perth comfortably. For an east coast contender, one needs to go considerably further north than Sydney.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:42 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Sydney: 59.4% / E+*
Perfffff: 35.4% / F

*Sydney's score would be 60.9% / D-, but climates that have never seen snow are capped at an E rating. Sydney saw snow in June 1836, but the current Australian average life expectancy is 83 years, which subtracted from the present day would cover the years 1936 to present. Since Sydney has not seen snow during this period, they are counted as never having had snow.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:28 PM
 
Location: NSW
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Originally Posted by Ed's Mountain View Post
It's interesting though because even though Sydney seems more prone to severe fluctuations the summer weather seems more stable overall. The biggest day-to-day drop I could find for Sydney Observatory Hill was 22C on January 1 to 2, 2006, when the maximum temperature dropped from 44.2C to 22.2C. In Perth (airport site) the biggest drop I could find was 19C on November (technically not summer but near enough) 17 to 18, 1958, when the maximum temperature dropped from 38.8C to 19.8C. (I've assumed the biggest temperature swings occur during a cool change rather than during a warm up.)

However, the 10th and 90th percentiles for maximum temperature are much closer to the mean at Sydney than at Perth in summer. For example, in January:

Perth
10th percentile 25.4C (-5.7)
Mean 31.4C
90th percentile 38.5C (+7.1)

Sydney
10th percentile 22.1C (-3.9)
Mean 26.0C
90th percentile 30.0C (+4.0)

(Source for all data: Climate Data Online)
Interesting stats.
I can recall a day in in SW Sydney (where I lived at the time), that went from 44C to 22C the next day, in December 1994.
Perth is also much more prone to sustained heatwaves than Sydney, eg high 30s for a whole week, heading right into late March.
Overall I prefer the Mediterranean climate of Perth, which is not too dissimilar to the Lower Hunter (just west of Newcastle) where I live.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:31 PM
 
Location: NSW
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Perth comfortably. For an east coast contender, one needs to go considerably further north than Sydney.
Perth is equivalent to Taree in NSW in latitude, which would be overall pretty similar and yearly means almost exactly the same.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Perth is equivalent to Taree in NSW in latitude, which would be overall pretty similar and yearly means almost exactly the same.
But Perth's summers are still hotter and Taree is far wetter.

Taree's similar to the climate of Greater Western Sydney though, namely Penrith and Richmond (although they're a degree warmer in the summer and are far drier, and probably even sunnier).

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I don't think so
Each to their own perception I guess, but Sydney's constant 20C-21C muggy summer nights are far more oppressive than Perth's pleasantly mild 15C-18C nights with not so high humidity (unless if you're in the coast). Not to mention, Perth's constant 30C-33C days have pretty low humidity with dewpoints around 10C, whilst Sydney's 28C-30C days have dewpoints around 18C-20C.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Perth, WA
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Perth of course. Sydney has an ok climate but the summer arent great, the western suburbs (bankstown/penrith) have far better summers. Perth is a B+ for me with only the winter rain and slow spring warm up being a problem.
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