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Old 05-16-2017, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Places in the US have a similar effect. Desert slowly transitioning into vegetation. .
I don't dispute this. But I don't think that the Australian desert is without interest.


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During the winter you can even have desert transitioning into snow, very uncommon in Australia.
I've actually witnessed this. On the border between California and Arizona. T-shirt weather in a desert town, and then 15 minutes or so later in the hills there is snow on the ground and on the side of the road.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:20 AM
 
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I don't dispute this. But I don't think that the Australian desert is without interest.




I've actually witnessed this. On the border between California and Arizona. T-shirt weather in a desert town, and then 15 minutes or so later in the hills there is snow on the ground and on the side of the road.
Also interesting that some desert cities are prone to snowfall. Albuquerque, for example:

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Old 05-16-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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Australia has absolutely nothing that can appeal to cold lovers, the only way to experience reliable cold there is to climb a high mountain.
What about Melbourne winters?
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:41 PM
 
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What about Melbourne winters?
Sounds like a potshot from a Sydney native

The record low is -2.8C, that's not particularly cold at all. Look at Chicago, it hits -8C on a daily basis during the winter, and is prone to heavy snowfall.
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:44 PM
 
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Sounds like a potshot from a Sydney native

The record low is -2.8C, that's not particularly cold at all. Look at Chicago, it hits -8C on a daily basis during the winter, and is prone to heavy snowfall.
Haha I wish to either one - Melbourne or Sydney. San Francisco here. It's funny that there's kind of a rivalry between the two cities. It's kind of like the rivalry between San Francisco and Los Angeles, while both are good for different reasons.

-2.8C isn't bad. I've had worse. Chicago though...too cold.
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Personally I don't see how anyone could enjoy living in a cold city. Snow is beautiful and fun. However when it turns into a brown sludge and your hurrying to work on crowded footpaths covered in pack ice its anything but beautiful and fun.

Cold is a relative thing, its about 20 celius right now, and I am in a bus full of people with coats and scarfs.
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:19 PM
 
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Personally I don't see how anyone could enjoy living in a cold city. Snow is beautiful and fun. However when it turns into a brown sludge and your hurrying to work on crowded footpaths covered in pack ice its anything but beautiful and fun.

Cold is a relative thing, its about 20 celius right now, and I am in a bus full of people with coats and scarfs.
Personally I like the seasonal contrast between hot and cold.
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Old 05-16-2017, 06:59 PM
 
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Where in Australia can you drive from viewing bikini clad lasses on the beach to a ski resort in less than two hours? Then after you tire of skiing, drive a few more hours to one of the hottest deserts on earth?

Come on, this is silly.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:01 PM
 
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Where in Australia can you drive from viewing bikini clad lasses on the beach to a ski resort in less than two hours? Then after you tire of skiing, drive a few more hours to one of the hottest deserts on earth?

Come on, this is silly.
Not one of the hottest, THE hottest. That temperature record probably won't be beaten.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Even though Canada and Australia have similar climactic diversity on that Koppen scale I still think Australia has the more appealing weather. I don't mind Spring and Fall but From Mid November to Mid April the weather in Canada pretty much sucks no ifs, ands or buts about it. After a month of freezing your n***s off by mid January the cold gets old pretty fast lol.. You get used to it but you're kidding yourself if you find a Toronto or Montreal or even Chicago or New York winter pleasant... Thailand is my ideal place and its climactic diversity isn't diverse at all - hot and hotter - works for me!
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