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Old 01-04-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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One of the most extreme climates I've found in terms of getting very hot and very cold, yet, it's apparently a large and ( reasonably ) thriving place.

An average July high of nearly 40C, and an average January low of -12C. Really, only March and October strike me as anything close to a spring and fall; this place seem all summer or all winter. ( I'm imagining SophieLL would not enjoy this climate! )

Turpan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Woah, too hot in summer and too dry..

D+
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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Wow, interesting climate find.

Unfortunately, I give this a D+.

If there was much more annual precipitation, slightly less hot summers, and longer spring/autumn Turpan weather could easily be a B- instead.

Karamay and Urumqi are also similar to Turpan:
Karamay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ürümqi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2 to 3 million people live in Urumqi and 300,000 live in Karamay other than the 255,000 people that live in Turpan.


There are not that many places in the world that get such warm/hot summers and such cold winter on average for every year as Northwest China it seems like.

However, areas of Midwest USA, Inner West USA, and parts of Russia plenty of years comes close.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Both Urumqi and Karamay are around B-/C+ for me, much better then Turpan
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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C.

I know I usually give climates with cold winters low ratings, however this is phenomenal with very good summers.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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Both Urumqi and Karamay are around B-/C+ for me, much better then Turpan
I also give Karamay and Urumqi better grades. I give both of them a C, while I give Turpan a D+.

All three are still similar, but they do have some subtle differences.

Karamay in particular inspired my Fictional Part 2: Apolisfartanago climate for temperatures. However, I created a much wetter version of Karamay.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:26 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Summers too hot, too sunny year-round, and way too dry.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: In transition
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F- winters way too cold!
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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Wow very bizzare climate.... C
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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Wow very bizzare climate.... C
I agree, it's like a mixture of Winnipeg winters and Phoenix summers
in one city, talk about an extreme climate
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