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View Poll Results: How would you rate the climate of Sydney, Australia?
A 25 29.41%
B 31 36.47%
C 15 17.65%
D 8 9.41%
E 2 2.35%
F 4 4.71%
Voters: 85. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-03-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Here is a link to the site stats for my home town:

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averag...w_066062.shtml

In summary:

Annual rainfall: 1,211mm (47.2 inches)
Total sunshine: Approx 2,500 hours

Average Minimum Range: 8.0C (46.4F) in July to 18.8C (65.8F) in February
Average Maximum Range: 16.3C (61.3F) in July to 25.9C in January (78.6F)

I'd give it a B. Fairly stable temperatures year round are a big plus without extremes. Good winter sunshine levels.
Downsides are not enough sun, especially quite overcast summers. Generally ok though.

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Old 03-03-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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B- for all the reasons you mentioned!
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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C - Summers (not the last one) can sometimes be short, mediocre and a non-event. Gets much better a couple of hundred K's further north.
Winters are coolish, wet early on then dry and windy.
Spring is very inconsistent and changeable, with few nice days.
Autumn is generally ok, but turns nasty after ANZAC Day (late April).
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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B - Any climate in my opinion should have at least some frosts/snow. Otherwise almost ideal, save for the occasional heatwaves.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:09 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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B. Comfortable average temperatures and tolerable amount of sunshine.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I'd say B also. Am curious, what are the sea surface temps in summer?
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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B. More sun need to elevate that. Much better than a goodly portion of the inhabited world for sure though.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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C...I like four season. Summers should be warm, fall and spring should be mild, and winter should be cold (mean temps in low 20 F/-4 C to -7 C) with a little bit of snow (no more than 25 inches/62.5 cm the entire season). However, if I was to leave the climate I prefer, a climate like Sydney would be my first choice. It seems that on average it is mild.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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C - Summers (not the last one) can sometimes be short, mediocre and a non-event. Gets much better a couple of hundred K's further north.
Winters are coolish, wet early on then dry and windy.
Spring is very inconsistent and changeable, with few nice days.
Autumn is generally ok, but turns nasty after ANZAC Day (late April).
Interesting observations. From my short time here I've found that Spring looks much better on paper than the reality (i.e the day-to-day changeability is not reflected in average stats).

Conversely, the two autumns I've experienced have been much nicer than that stats suggested given their day-to-day stability.

Winter here is almost two halves - June is probably the worst month of the year (cool, wet and cloudy) but mid July and August I find very nice - almost as though the weather Gods flick a switch or something...
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I voted A but would have voted A- if there was such an option. Maybe even B+.
I think I would really enjoy the long, mild summers. Winters are ok too but I'd miss snow. But then again I wouldn't

The amount of sunshine is ok. I like sunny weather as much as the next guy but I don't want to die of skin cancer (as I probably would if I lived in Perf uhh Perth.)
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