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View Poll Results: What would Miami be classified as
Subtropical 5 29.41%
Tropical 12 70.59%
Other 0 0%
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I agree that Miami is a tropical climate, but do other tropical climates get as cold as Miami? Granted it's on the northern edge, but still.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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Here are a few record lows for other cities on the edges of the tropics...

Hong Kong, China: 32F
Rockhampton, Australia: 30F
Sao Paulo, Brazil: 28F
Tampico, Mexico: 27F
Kolkata, India: 41F
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 41F

Miami, Florida: 27F
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:40 PM
 
Location: In transition
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I think Miami is in a tropical climate. Some places do get cold in the tropics every now and then, sometimes even frost. Townsville, QLD is on the coast and at 19S and it has a record low of only 1.1C. That's pretty cold for the latitude! Veracruz, Mexico is another example of place that gets cold from time to time in the tropics.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:27 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Miami is definitely a tropical climate. CLIMATE, in case you don't know, means the AVERAGE weather in a place, so why bring 'extreme events' into the equation? The highs in winter are in the mid 20s most of the time and rarely below 20C/68F, which would feel warm to hot even compared to Jacksonville, and anywhere where it feels warm to hot ALL YEAR ROUND with a few exceptions is tropical. Winters seem to get tropical really fast as you go down Florida.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:55 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Tropical. Coldest month mean above 18C/64F, indicating warm weather on average even in the coldest month. Tropical doesn't mean neversnow.
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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Hmm I retract my earlier statements...Miami is tropical.
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Winterpeg & up
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Hmm I retract my earlier statements...Miami is tropical.
But not as much so as many other tropical climates. Heck don't they sometimes get days where the high doesn't go above 15C? There are many places where the record low is warmer than that! Truly tropical places IMO you shouldn't need a jacket during the peak time of the day, unless it's for sun protection which I don't care about
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Subtropical/tropical borderline.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:20 PM
 
Location: In climate zone Cfa/hardiness zone 8a /zip code 76131
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Miami is on or not far from the northern periphery of the Tropical Climate.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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But not as much so as many other tropical climates. Heck don't they sometimes get days where the high doesn't go above 15C? There are many places where the record low is warmer than that! Truly tropical places IMO you shouldn't need a jacket during the peak time of the day, unless it's for sun protection which I don't care about

Yes, they do. The average is around 1 day per year with a max temp below 60F. Because of that I think Miami is more borderline tropical.
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