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View Poll Results: Do you prefer the climate of Cairns or Miami
Cairns 10 45.45%
Miami 12 54.55%
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:35 AM
 
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Both of these cities have climates that are broadly similar and both good in my opinion but which do you prefer?

Cairns or Miami?

I'd chose Cairns for its greater oceanic and lesser continental influence, being warmer in the winter and cooler in summer. Cairns has less time spent both cool (13-18C) and hot (29-35C) than Miami. Winter days are likely to get above 24C in Cairns but not Miami, which is a good thing in my book. Record low of 6.2C in Cairns is much better than Miami's -3 to 0C (depending on location).

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Old 03-11-2019, 08:47 AM
 
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I would rather deal with the city down under. If i am gonna sweat i just as well sweat where the grouper and snapper fishing is 10 times better.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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They are both F, disgusting, but Miami for being sunnier
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:56 AM
 
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They are both F, disgusting, but Miami for being sunnier
In the tropics, I'd rather have a little less sun as full sun can be too much, too dazzling for the eyes. Moderately overcast conditions are best in these climates in my opinion, as they are plenty bright enough.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:42 AM
 
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[mod cut] Going back to Cairns and Miami, Cairns gets as much solar irradiation at its dimmest as London does in late April or the end of August. Miami is actually dimmer by this measure, as one might expect closer to the equator, being equivalent to London around 1 April and mid September.

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Old 03-11-2019, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR area
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I’ll take Cairns for those impressive rainfall statistics.

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Old 03-11-2019, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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But do you have any evidence of SAD in the humid tropics? Going back to Cairns and Miami, Cairns gets as much solar irradiation at its dimmest as London does in late April or the end of August. Miami is actually dimmer by this measure, as one might expect closer to the equator, being equivalent to London around 1 April and mid September.
Yes but the sun is weaker in Miami during winter, therefore average hours of sunshine counts instead.
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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They are both A climates. Miami is an A- and Cairns is a solid A. Cairns is a bit better due to better winters with no potential for subfreezing cold snaps.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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Miami. Cairns is much wetter than I expected, and has less seasonal variation.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:20 PM
 
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Miami. Cairns is much wetter than I expected, and has less seasonal variation.
Interesting, I prefer Cairns for exactly those reasons. I prefer temperatures between about 18 and 30C. Getting much over 30C is on the hot side for me, but I'd also like days to get to at least around 24C, so Miami is a little too seasonal for me.
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