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View Poll Results: Granada, Spain or Mendoza, Argentina?
Granada 5 31.25%
Mendoza 11 68.75%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-18-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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Which would you choose?

Granada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mendoza, Argentina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'd go for Mendoza for warmer record lows and slightly warmer winters
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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Ive been to granada, to see the Alhambra.

It was so hot i nearly fainted. Too much walking in the midday sun. Over 40c.
On the other hand, it didnt feel too bad. Ive been to Southern US states, and a humid 29-31c felt hotter there, although obviously wasnt doing me as much damage as I didnt nearly faint there.

Thus i shall vote for Mendoza, as it hasnt tried to kill me. And I like the name.



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Old 12-18-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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Question though...why does Argentina only have 10 year (1981-1990) averages where every other country has 30 year averages.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Question though...why does Argentina only have 10 year (1981-1990) averages where every other country has 30 year averages.
I've been wondering about that myself. It's like they took out and shot all the metereologists twenty years ago.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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I'm with Mendoza, though both places are too dry to be ideal.
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Question though...why does Argentina only have 10 year (1981-1990) averages where every other country has 30 year averages.
It has 30 year averages too. Currently it's the period 1961-1990. But these seem to be less available on the Internet, I don't know why. The 1981-1990 averages seem to be meant for tourism issues. Though I don't why there aren't 1991-2000 and 2001-2010 data available.

For example, here yo have the monthly averages for Buenos Aires in both periods (in °C):

1961-1990

29.9/19.6
28.6/18.9
26.3/16.9
22.8/13.3
19.3/10.4
15.7/7.7
15.4/7.6
17.1/8.3
19.3/10.0
22.1/12.7
25.2/15.4
28.2/18.1

1981-1990

30.4/20.4
28.7/19.4
26.4/17.0
22.7/13.7
19.0/10.3
15.6/7.6
14.9/7.4
17.3/8.9
18.9/9.9
22.5/13.0
25.3/15.9
28.1/18.4

BTW, back to the topic, I choose Granada, but just for a small margin. The plus is that spring doesn't start so early as in Mendoza, and also I prefer the Mediterranean rain pattern: rainy in winter, dry in summer. Mendoza is the other way around.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Mendoza, for "more summer".
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:23 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Granada
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Mendoza. Cooler summer and warmer winter.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Should be Mendoza for me, but I'd like sun data of course.
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