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View Poll Results: Sydney or Perth?
Sydney 15 60.00%
Perth 10 40.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-08-2019, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Both are subtropical climates with hot summers, but they have different rainfall patterns. Which do you prefer?

Sydney Airport: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mascot..._Wales#Climate
Perth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perth#Climate

Been a long time since I made these threads. Back in the day, people preferred wet subtropical climates over Mediterranean ones. Would like to see if this preference has changed.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Anglers Reach, NSW (Australia)
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Sydney; much better with thunderstorm activity, and much better winters just a quick drive inland or upland—such as the Central and Southern Tablelands

Western Sydney regions (i.e. Richmond, Windsor, Camden, Emu Plains, Badgerys Creek and so forth) absolutely thrash any advantageous position(s) that Perth may yield—Perth's only advantage is its superior winter precipitation, and greater South-Westerly frontal exposure during Winter.

Finally a thread that isn't about rating some bland British codswallop...I hereby thank you for this!
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Foreignorland 58 N, 17 E.
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Sydney, more comfortable temperatures in summer. It's an A vs a B.

Sydney vs Fremantle would've been much closer.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Sydney for being cooler in summer.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Sydney for more rain in the summer.
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Perth for being Mediterranean with dry and sunny summers.
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Perth for the dry and sunny summers.
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Edmonton, Canada
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Unfortunately, as with other locations in southern Australia, both places are prone to excessive temperature fluctuations in the summer. I'm not sure which one is worse off in this regard.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Anglers Reach, NSW (Australia)
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Unfortunately, as with other locations in southern Australia, both places are prone to excessive temperature fluctuations in the summer. I'm not sure which one is worse off in this regard.
Sydney is certainly more subject to greater fluctuations in Summer; South-Easterly frontal systems and what we New South Welshmen call an East Coast Low (ECL) can be, at times, rather prevalent.

Perth lies within greater exposure to the more potent South-Westerly frontal system (which brings heavy snowfall to my region in the cooler months, and occasionally even summer snowfall); notwithstanding, Perth is rather northerly—merely southwards of 32 S, in comparison to the much more southerly Sydney (34 S), hence greater high pressure keeping SW frontal systems at bay.

Although Sydney is sheltered from the notorious SW polar front by the Central Tablelands, it can still receive the weaker (but still potent) SE/ECL polar front, hence greater temperature fluctuation than Perth.
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Edmonton, Canada
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Sydney is certainly more subject to greater fluctuations in Summer; South-Easterly frontal systems and what we New South Welshmen call an East Coast Low (ECL) can be, at times, rather prevalent.

Perth lies within greater exposure to the more potent South-Westerly frontal system (which brings heavy snowfall to my region in the cooler months, and occasionally even summer snowfall); notwithstanding, Perth is rather northerlymerely southwards of 32 S, in comparison to the much more southerly Sydney (34 S), hence greater high pressure keeping SW frontal systems at bay.

Although Sydney is sheltered from the notorious SW polar front by the Central Tablelands, it can still receive the weaker (but still potent) SE/ECL polar front, hence greater temperature fluctuation than Perth.
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)
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