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Old 12-06-2018, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Yes lets at least try and keep to 'Tropical' climates and for that the places have to actually, you know, be IN the Tropics, ie between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, climates outside the Tropics that have a 'Tropical like' climate are Sub-tropical.

Nairobi for me, I could happily live in a place with a climate like this:-

https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/...airobi/climate
so what about the west coast of south America, southern East Asia or high elevations? it's in the Tropics but has temperatures that look subtropical.

City: coldest mean temp | latitude
La Paz: 9.0C (48.2F) | 16°30′S
Cusco: 10.8C (51.4F) | 13°31′30″S
Sana'a: 12.4C (54.3F) | 15°20′54″N
Harare: 13.4C (56.1F) | 17°49′45″S
Antofagasta: 14.0C (57.2F) | 23°39′S
Bagota: 14.1C (57.4F) | 4°42′40″N
Quito:15.5C (59.9F) | 00°14′S
Iquique: 15.8C (60.4F) | 20°13′S
Addis Ababa: 15.8C (60.4F) | 9°1′48″N
Arica: 16.1C (61F) | 18°29′S
Lima: 16.2C (61.2F) | 12°2′36″S
Hong Kong: 16.3C (61.3F) | 22.3°N
Hanoi: 16.4C (61.5F) | 21°01′42″N
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Miami: 20.1C (68.2F) | 25°46′31″N

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Old 12-07-2018, 03:38 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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so what about the west coast of south America, southern East Asia or high elevations? it's in the Tropics but has temperatures that look subtropical.

City: coldest mean temp | latitude
La Paz: 9.0C (48.2F) | 16°30′S
Cusco: 10.8C (51.4F) | 13°31′30″S
Sana'a: 12.4C (54.3F) | 15°20′54″N
Harare: 13.4C (56.1F) | 17°49′45″S
Antofagasta: 14.0C (57.2F) | 23°39′S
Bagota: 14.1C (57.4F) | 4°42′40″N
Quito:15.5C (59.9F) | 00°14′S
Iquique: 15.8C (60.4F) | 20°13′S
Addis Ababa: 15.8C (60.4F) | 9°1′48″N
Arica: 16.1C (61F) | 18°29′S
Lima: 16.2C (61.2F) | 12°2′36″S
Hong Kong: 16.3C (61.3F) | 22.3°N
Hanoi: 16.4C (61.5F) | 21°01′42″N
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Miami: 20.1C (68.2F) | 25°46′31″N
By the very nature of the statement 'Tropical climate' it has to be actually within the Tropics - after all that's why the term 'Tropical climate' exists, it would be like calling Vancouver an 'English climate', of course Vancouver has a climate that fits perfectly within the UK but it isn't 'English'.


I believe the term for places like Miami, places that are outside the Tropics (Cancer & Capricorn) but have climates like places within the Tropics are referred to as 'Sub Tropical'? (sub equates to 'outside the two Tropical lines').
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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By the very nature of the statement 'Tropical climate' it has to be actually within the Tropics - after all that's why the term 'Tropical climate' exists, it would be like calling Vancouver an 'English climate', of course Vancouver has a climate that fits perfectly within the UK but it isn't 'English'.


I believe the term for places like Miami, places that are outside the Tropics (Cancer & Capricorn) but have climates like places within the Tropics are referred to as 'Sub Tropical'? (sub equates to 'outside the two Tropical lines').
Then you need to rephrase your question to what is your favorite city in the tropics? A tropical climate is something else entirely, the technical definition is that all 12 months have a monthly mean above 18C (64.4F).

PS mediterranean climates exist outside of the Mediterranean and not all climates in the Mediterranean are “mediterranean”
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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By the very nature of the statement 'Tropical climate' it has to be actually within the Tropics - after all that's why the term 'Tropical climate' exists, it would be like calling Vancouver an 'English climate', of course Vancouver has a climate that fits perfectly within the UK but it isn't 'English'.


I believe the term for places like Miami, places that are outside the Tropics (Cancer & Capricorn) but have climates like places within the Tropics are referred to as 'Sub Tropical'? (sub equates to 'outside the two Tropical lines').
Are Mediterranean climates only found in the Mediterranean?

Is Perth not considered a Mediterranean climate?
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:15 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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One of the cities with the highest quality of life in the tropics (by 'tropics' I mean both by latitude as well as altitude) is the little known city of Bucaramanga. It's safer than most large US metros and has global leading medical institutions and high quality educational institutions. Its a city well above the Latin American average has substantial Germanic, Native American and Spanish heritage, main flaw is its lack of connectivity.

Bucaramanga
Colombia's 6th largest city


Area metropolitana Bucaramanga
by fernando niño, on Flickr


Bucaramanga by zug55, on Flickr


bucaramanga2_Metrolínea - Bucaramanga_(Source SIBRT) by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Monumento a los comuneros by Jahvier Alonso, on Flickr


Tienda Colombo-Aleman Bucaramanga by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Cra19 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Casa Steithorst Bucaramanga by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Aconcagua by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Cabecera by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Cra47 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Cra33 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Torre by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Bucaramanga by WadoFoto Luis Charris, on Flickr


Floridablanca by Juan Felipe Gomez, on Flickr


040716 viaducto provincial Bucaramanga-fp (5) by Ministerio de Transporte, on Flickr


Azul montaña by FernandoRueda, on Flickr
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:57 PM
 
Location: YYJ - YVR
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Singapore by a long shot
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:59 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Bucaramanga by Zach Morris

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Old 12-08-2018, 02:40 PM
 
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Honolulu
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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hmm, this one is tougher than the Med one. I think my answer is Honolulu but I haven't spent enough time there (just one day as a little kid) to really know. I'd say otherwise, Singapore, Penang, Bangkok and right here in Miami all have various reasons for being a contender.
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Clifton, NJ
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I think Rio!
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