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Old 11-18-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Originally Posted by dunno what to put here View Post
According to Wiki Melbourne averages 2,784 hours of sunshine with a peak of 328 in February, not many places in the US away from desert regions have that much sunshine in 1 month

But many places in the US exceed 2784 hours of sun per year including Dallas, Oklahoma City, Charlotte NC, Miami, Denver, Jacksonville FL, Kansas City MO, Memphis, San Diego, LA, Sacramento, Tampa, Richmond VA, etc. etc.

Here is a link for you:

Average Annual Sunshine in US Cities - Current Results

I don't believe that Melbourne gets that much sun per year, and the monthly number seems out of whack. That amound of sunshine is very high by world standards. The BOM of Australia give Sydney around 2485 per year, and Melbourne is not as sunny as Sydney.

 
Old 11-18-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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We have been recently voted the Most Liveable City in The World. One of the categories is Climate.

I have just started working outdoors for the past few months and trust me I get burnt most days because of sunshine.

No complaints here because of cloud!!!
Good to see a rational post from Melbourne.
 
Old 11-18-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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It will surprise people to know that Whitehorse in Canada was named one of the most comfortable climates in the country.
 
Old 11-18-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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It will surprise people to know that Whitehorse in Canada was named one of the most comfortable climates in the country.
I understand the summers ( they look like April or May in much of interior BC ), but I'm baffled by what makes the other three quarters of the year comfortable.
 
Old 11-18-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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A few people can't tell averyone what is most comfortable. OK. A few people can't tell me I'd be comfortable in Whitehose.
 
Old 11-18-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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I don't believe that Melbourne gets that much sun per year, and the monthly number seems out of whack. That amound of sunshine is very high by world standards. The BOM of Australia give Sydney around 2485 per year, and Melbourne is not as sunny as Sydney.
See my earlier post!
 
Old 11-22-2011, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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I've got to drive across the 6th most dangerous road in the country again tomorrow and if there's any bloody fog I swear I shall SCREAM so loud they'll hear it over in Manchester.

Nothing like driving on a road full of tight blind bends with 100-300ft drops directly over the edg in 5-10 meter visibility.
 
Old 11-23-2011, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Eastern Sydney, Australia
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I'm always baffled when people from Melbourne complain about their climate. By global standards it's very warm and sunny with barely a winter to talk about. Plus, temperatures in excess of 40C have been reached their many times, try finding that in a proper maritime climate.
Melbourne's winters are cold by Australian standards. Temperatures reach 40C on just on a few days per annum and in some years not at all e.g. 1996, 1999 and 2002. Last time 40C were reached was in February.
Summer often sees most of the sunshine with late autumn-winter-early spring being the cloudiest period. The current site (opened 1999) at the airport shows a running average of 2375 hours with the old and now closed Laverton (1967-1999) site showing an average of 2262 hrs.
Melbourne has a high percentage of mostly cloudy to partly cloudy days compared to other state capitals hence it being described as grey/dull or, as frequently used in the media here, “Bleak City”.
The only truly clear days comes during northerly airflows when highs are located just to the south-east of the mainland.
 
Old 11-23-2011, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Eastern Sydney, Australia
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According to Wiki Melbourne averages 2,784 hours of sunshine with a peak of 328 in February, not many places in the US away from desert regions have that much sunshine in 1 month
Wiki is totally wrong!
From records beginning in 1932, the highest yearly total is 2007 with 2560 hours and lowest 1764, second lowest 1992 with 1877 hrs, in 1932.
The highest February total was measured in 1956 with 282 hours and lowest 157 in 1932.
 
Old 11-23-2011, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Eastern Sydney, Australia
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We barely average 1 hour of sunlight here in November and December and barely average 6 in July. Melbourne is not cloudy and its residents are incredibly sensitive by the looks of things.

By the way, I never notice how cloudy it is here at all, and my city averages less then 1300 hours of sun.
A high proportion of Melbourne's residents hail from outside the city/state. For the majority of Aussies, Melbourne is the closest to what a “real” winter encompasses and it’s often referred to as the most “European” city in the southern hemisphere too.
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