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Old 08-30-2010, 08:16 PM
 
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Hello,

Just wondering the following of the major Australian cities,

1. Which one has the best balanced climate year round?

2. Which one has the climate most similar to Honolulu Hawaii.

3. How does Sydney compare in Climate to Cape Town South Africa.

Thanks
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:08 PM
 
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1. Which one has the best balanced climate year round?
Not sure what you mean by this, but Sydney has fairly moderate summer temps with a good mixture of rain and sunshine.

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2. Which one has the climate most similar to Honolulu Hawaii.
I'm not sure if there is a good parallel. Honolulu is very dry. Cairns is similar temperature-wise, but has more than four times as much rainfall. The coast of Western Australia and the Northern territory has similar rainfall characteristics but greater swings in temperature and fierce summer humidity (heat indices frequently exceeding 40 C, which I have to imagine is rare in Honolulu).

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3. How does Sydney compare in Climate to Cape Town South Africa.
Pretty similar in terms of temperature, but Sydney is a lot rainier with a lot less sun.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:27 PM
 
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Well I should let the CD weather experts answer this question. Where's ColdCanadian when you need him

Anyhow here is how I see it

For a climate similar to Honolulu our closest major city is Sub tropical Brisbane
For a true tropical climate you need to go further north like Cairns which has a much smaller population

Capetown is a Mediterranean climate, so its a little different to Sydney
They may have similar temperatures but Sydney gets rain all year round. Where Capetown it only rains in winter. Perth and Adelaide have a Mediterranean climate so that would be a better match. Though I think the summers are little hotter in the Australian cities. But this might be because the city CDB's are a little inland and not so close to the coast like Capetown

Which Australian city has a better balanced climate? I think it would comes down to Personnel tastes. Sometimes I think the climate differences get a little over played in this country. I think all major Australian cities the weather is pretty mild. Generally pretty similar with Summers and Winters only having a few degrees differences between them. I don't think climate is such a big issue here like it is in North America. Where Americans move to California and Canadians move to Vancouver for obvious climate reasons

I think even Melbourne has a mild climate by world standards, but please don't tell SAB
Hey I have been gone a while and I can see SAB is listed as 'Not a Member'
What Happened ???? Did he finally go to far...a shame because he was a bit of a character. You always got some entertainment when he was around. Even if sometimes it was like watching a car crash
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:33 PM
 
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Hey I have been gone a while and I can see SAB is listed as 'Not a Member'
What Happened ???? Did he finally go to far...a shame because he was a bit of a character. You always got some entertainment when he was around. Even if sometimes it was like watching a car crash
It's just not the same without him.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:30 AM
 
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Well I should let the CD weather experts answer this question. Where's ColdCanadian when you need him



I think even Melbourne has a mild climate by world standards, but please don't tell SAB
Hey I have been gone a while and I can see SAB is listed as 'Not a Member'
What Happened ???? Did he finally go to far...a shame because he was a bit of a character. You always got some entertainment when he was around. Even if sometimes it was like watching a car crash
Winter.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Best climates in Oz would probably be a toss up between Perth and the Gold Coast.
Similar year round figures, but Gold Coast has considerably milder winters, and Perth hotter summers.
Newcastle is not bad either, very temperate. I can vouch for that.
Subtropical climate starts around Coffs Harbour.(halfway between Newcastle and the Gold Coast, the two largest non-capital cities)
Sydney is similar to Cape Town, though rainfall is more biased towards summer than winter. Cape Town is probably more oceanic influenced.
Honolulu would be most similar to Central Queensland (eg Mackay) to North Queensland.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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It's just not the same without him.
I agree.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Well I should let the CD weather experts answer this question. Where's ColdCanadian when you need him
Thanks Hairy.
Seems like I should have been a meteorologist.

All depends on what you consider moderate and what weather you want to see most.
From the weather stats I've read online... (no actual experience in Australia )

Darwin is superb if you love warm/hot weather.
12 degrees from the equator, their winter is like a Jamaican winter with virtually-rainless conditions
occaisonal cool, almost spring-like snaps, (mornings into the 50's F or 10-15 C)
and their summer is very rainy and muggy.
It's coastal, so it probably usually avoids extreme heat indexes (probably won't kill you )
but still the heat index would be high to very-high all summer.
Darwin has extreme rainfall patterns; usually drought or near-flood.

Cairns/Townsville is close to Miami/Honolulu for temperatures,
misses out on Miami's risk of frost but Cairns being wetter is a little less sunny.
Their winter cool-snaps are probably more pronounced, maybe mornings at 40-55 F or 4-12 C.
Summers are nearly as muggy as Darwin's.

Brisbane is my natural pick for "moderate temps."
I think their record high is under 104 F (40 C) while most of Oz has records well above that.
Similar to Jacksonville FL annually, but with milder winters and cooler summers.
A little cloudier than the southeastern US in summer.
Coolest winter days seem to drop as low as 60 F (16 C)
Summers have moderate-high humidity; expect it to feel muggy.

Sydney is generally cooler and sometimes cloudier than Brisbane.
Their summers aren't as muggy, though still fairly humid
however their summer temperatures are more variable.
Sydney once-in-a-blue-moon can get scorching highs of 110 F (43 C)
If you want to avoid "constant mugginess" it is more moderate than Brisbane.
But you pay for that in winter; coolest winter days can easily be in the low 50's F, (11-13 C) sometimes lower.

All the other cities will be even less muggy than Sydney.

Melbourne has the most variable weather; I wouldn't pick it for moderation.
They are known for frequent changes from warm/hot and dry to cool/cold and wet.
Winters would be like San Francisco, (moderate, but it stays chilled )
while summers are extremely variable, though most of the time like a drier version of Toronto's summer.
Coldest winter days probably dip into the 40's F (6-9 C) most years.
Cloudiest city in Australia.

Perth is best for regular sunshine and low-but-not-crackling-dry humidity.
Winters slightly cooler and wetter than southern California.
Summers might be like eastern suburbs of Los Angeles with a lot of heat waves, as well as some days without heat.
Coldest winter days about the same as Sydney's.

Adelaide is in between Perth and Melbourne, literally.
Winters are closer to Melbourne's, but summers are closer to Perth's.
More variable summer humidity and more likely to be "crackling-dry."
Hottest heat waves of any major city, yet can also be "coolish" in summer.
Moderate sunshine annually, not extremely cloudy in winter or extremely sunny in summer.
Coldest winter days are marginally-colder than Sydney's.

Canberra is colder in winter and hotter in summer than Melbourne.
Low humidity, perhaps crackling-dry at times.
Moderate for sunshine year round.
Mornings can be cold any time of year; occaisional summer mornings of 43 F/6 C.
Highest chance of frost in winter for a major Australian city.
Coldest winter mornings easily 24 F/-4 C or colder.

Hobart is a bit cooler than Melbourne year-round, and a bit more stable for temps.
Probably would feel like a slightly warmer version of Scotland or Ireland.
Slightly higher sun totals than Melbourne though.
Moderately-cold winters and cool summers, with occaisional heatwaves.
Record high is surprisingly high; 100-103 F or 37-39 C?
Coldest winter days probably around 40 F (4 C)

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Old 08-31-2010, 08:07 AM
 
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It's just not the same without him.
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Winter.
Does he Hibernate?

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I agree.
I was checking on SAB last posts can't see anything that would get him kicked off. Must have been deleted ? He did tend to push the envelope

Moonshadow seems to be missing in action as well, they get married then they leave us
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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Thanks Hairy.
Seems like I should have been a meteorologist.
I thought you where!!!

Another very informative post Coldy, the OP will be happy
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