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View Poll Results: The Australian Outback
A 17 38.64%
B 5 11.36%
C 8 18.18%
D 7 15.91%
F 7 15.91%
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:03 PM
 
Location: New York
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This is one of my favorite climates.

Alice Springs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I personally give it a B, it'd be an A if it wasn't so dry.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:08 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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F - A less severe version of Phoenix. Winters look pleasant, but doesn't make up for the dryness and sunniness.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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A. Excellent sunshine, and a dry heat tempers the high maximums.

Although strictly not part of the assessment, the flies in summer are a killer. Went there in mid autumn and they were still annoying enough to warrant a head cover (those hats with corks do not seem to work by the way...).
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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A-. Excellent sunshine and rainfall, just too hot in the long summer.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:35 AM
 
Location: In transition
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B... winter nights look very cold but otherwise can't complain too much about the climate. I visited Alice a number of years back and enjoyed the weather while I was there... sunny and warm the whole time
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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It's actually not as bad as some other inland or outback places (eg inland Pilbara areas in WA), and winters can be surpisingly cool, see July and August last year:
Alice Springs, NT - July 2010 - Daily Weather Observations (http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/201007/html/IDCJDW8002.201007.shtml - broken link)

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/201008/html/IDCJDW8002.201008.shtml (broken link)


But like Phoenix, just a bit too hot for a bit too long.
Rating C.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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F+. Too hot, but better than deserts of Middle East.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Too dry, limiting it to a C.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:40 PM
 
Location: HERE
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Very much like Palm Springs, California....Too hot and dry for my taste but definitely livable if you stay indoors during the day and limit outdoor activities during the early AM and evening hours during summer months. I give it a C+.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: London
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This is one of my favorite climates.

Alice Springs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I personally give it a B, it'd be an A if it wasn't so dry.
D+ The cool season is too short and mild to provide any relief from the relentless heat. The + is for the superb sunshine amounts.
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