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View Poll Results: What climate do you prefer?
Sydney, Australia 52 61.90%
Atlanta, Georgia, USA 32 38.10%
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Old 06-04-2020, 08:21 PM
 
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I quite enjoy reading these types of threads.... lots of differing opinions on the type of weather/climate we like.
I struggle with balanced comparisons, however, between coastal and sites hundreds of miles inland, even though Koppen classifications are the same and distance from the Equator are the same. ( or near enough )
Suss out the towns several hundred miles inland from Sydney at a similar latitude.....say Parkes, Forbes and West Wylong. Very different climatically, hotter summers and colder winters. Sydney and say Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, gives a better example of climate differences in otherwise similar geographic locations ie East coastal aspect and latitude, huge land mass to the West.....
And using the palm tree rule of thumb so beloved in earlier posts, neither place can grow coconut palms
Sydney is somewhat milder on the averages in the summer months, and much warmer in the winter months.
Sydney can and does ( more frequently in the last decade ) suffer from extreme heat days roaring in from the Outback Westerlies. Myrtle Beach can and does suffer ( from an Aussies perspective ) from the Polar Vortexs' and Canadian Polar outbreaks.
Rainfall totals very similar within a couple of inches on the averages 45" Syd and 48" MB.
Sydney Mean yearly temp 18.8c ( 65.7f ) Latitude 33.9*S
Myrtle Beach mean yearly temp 16.9c ( 62.5f ) Latitude 33.7*N
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Old 06-04-2020, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I quite enjoy reading these types of threads.... lots of differing opinions on the type of weather/climate we like.
I struggle with balanced comparisons, however, between coastal and sites hundreds of miles inland, even though Koppen classifications are the same and distance from the Equator are the same. ( or near enough )
Suss out the towns several hundred miles inland from Sydney at a similar latitude.....say Parkes, Forbes and West Wylong. Very different climatically, hotter summers and colder winters. Sydney and say Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, gives a better example of climate differences in otherwise similar geographic locations ie East coastal aspect and latitude, huge land mass to the West.....
And using the palm tree rule of thumb so beloved in earlier posts, neither place can grow coconut palms
Sydney is somewhat milder on the averages in the summer months, and much warmer in the winter months.
Sydney can and does ( more frequently in the last decade ) suffer from extreme heat days roaring in from the Outback Westerlies. Myrtle Beach can and does suffer ( from an Aussies perspective ) from the Polar Vortexs' and Canadian Polar outbreaks.
Rainfall totals very similar within a couple of inches on the averages 45" Syd and 48" MB.
Sydney Mean yearly temp 18.8c ( 65.7f ) Latitude 33.9*S
Myrtle Beach mean yearly temp 16.9c ( 62.5f ) Latitude 33.7*N
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Old 06-04-2020, 09:20 PM
 
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You're on the wrong thread?
Ha.... probably ( rookie error )
But just pulling the usual trick of mine finding a better example than Atlanta to compare to Sydney...
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Old 06-05-2020, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Sydney, much more moderate. It's like downtown Los Angeles but without the summer dry season
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Old 06-05-2020, 11:46 AM
 
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Sydney has the better climate but the UV index is higher than Atlanta
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Old 06-05-2020, 08:09 PM
 
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You could sum up the two cities thus....
Sydney - reasonable climate, but prone to extreme heatwave days.
Atlanta - reasonable climate, but prone to extreme cold days ( from an Aussie perspective )
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Old 06-12-2020, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Saint-Petersburg
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Both are C climates, but I choose Sydney, hecause it's less sunny and hot in summer.
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Old 06-12-2020, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Saint-Petersburg
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Sydney: C (summers too hot and sunny, winters too warm)
Atlanta: C+ (cooler winters raise grade)
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