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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 02-02-2012, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Both on the 34th parallel, both Cfa's, both former Olympic cities, go:

Sydney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Atlanta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'd have to go for my own city in this one. Atlanta does get some snow every now and then but it's not enough to compensate for the horrid summers. Plus, if you're determined, you can find Atlanta style snowfalls within a couple of hours of Sydney.

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Old 02-02-2012, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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Atlanta has a pretty bad climate. Teasing winters and it's too warm the rest of the year. Sydney is much better!

They're both Cfa by the way. Sydney is on the Cfa/Cfb border actually.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Corrected, thanks.

On second pass, Atlanta's summers aren't all that terrible by deep south standards (a little elevation helps here) and not that much warmer than outer western Sydney (Penrith). Today saw maximum temps below 70F right across the Sydney metro which would be close to unheard of in Atlanta in August I'd imagine. I'd still go with Penrith over Atlanta because of the potential for the odd cooler day.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Both fairly reasonable climates. I'd pick Atlanta on this one, mainly due to the higher sunshine hours. If sunshine hours were very similar, I'd stick with my home town.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Atlanta.. it snows, and it's quite stormy in summer
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Atlanta, for the more varied seasons.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:21 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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I love Atlanta's summers but I'll have to go with Sydney for much milder winters.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Atlanta, but not by much.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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Ah, for me these are two terrible choices. Both are way too hot in every month, but I would have to go with Sydney. Winters aren't that much warmer than the paltry imitation Atlanta gets, and the Summers are a vast improvement over Atlanta's. At these temperatures, Summer comfort is the primary consideration as in my mind operationally it may as well be year-round summer in both places (I'm talking about an operational, summer- or winter-mode basis).

I will say that if I had to pick one of the two places to live, I'd go with Atlanta, because the highlands of North Carolina are relatively close by and dwarf anything the highlands near Sydney have to offer. If it wouldn't be cheating I'd have a second home in Boone or the Smokies .
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Sydney here, although it is not perfect by any means.
Atlanta's elevation of <300 metres is negligible in climatic terms, so summers are still quite fierce - as well as humid.
Would go with Sydney due to the mildness, sunny winters and lack of persistent heat.
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