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View Poll Results: Which climate do you prefer?
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 10 55.56%
Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina 8 44.44%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-12-2012, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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I wanted to make my "Rate the Climate" thread. What do you think of these two climates? They are very similar though with slight differences which may make all the difference for some forumers.

Vancouver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

San Carlos de Bariloche - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I go with Bariloche, just because the summer lows are lower and sunshine hours are higher. BTW, there's another fact that is not on the Wikipedia article about Bariloche: snowy days. I couldn't find the exact figure, but what I did is take a look at the number of annual snowy days in the last years (more or less 25 years) from tutiempo.net, and calculated the average. It gave 23 days.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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San Carlos!
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I'm going to have to go with Vancouver.

Even though San Carlos de Bariloche has some benefits over Vancouver (to quite an extent sunnier, less rainy over the year and shorter, less intense "rainy season" or snowy season), I wouldn't like a climate with such cool nights year-round (main reason for picking Vancouver over it) and large diurnal range (I strongly dislike large day-night differences).

Summer high and duration of "summers" and "winters" seem comparable though.

It's really cool though that Bariloche is a cool Mediterranean climate whose Mediterranean-like pattern is even stronger than Vancouver's. It seems like an interesting climate.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: In transition
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I'm going to have to go with my hometown on this one.. but only just. The clincher for me was twice the number of snow days plus the much colder nights especially in summer in Bariloche.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:37 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Vancouver, 43°F nights in the summer are too much.

Is this on the east side of the Andes? I assumed only the west side of the Andes has Mediterranean climates.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Vancouver, 43°F nights in the summer are too much.

Is this on the east side of the Andes? I assumed only the west side of the Andes has Mediterranean climates.
Yes, it's on the east, but at that part of the Andes Mountains, it seems that they aren't so high, so the westerly winds from the cold Humboldt Current on the Pacific have their influence. But Bariloche is just on the right place, because some miles to the east the climate is semiarid with only 200 mm (8 in) of annual rainfall, instead of the 800 mm (31 in) or so of Bariloche. And some miles to the west, in Villa La Angostura, the annual rainfall is nearly 2000 mm (79 in)!

Well, you were talking about the Mediterranean climate. That also disappears some miles to the east. Bariloche is almost the only Argentine city with a mediterranean precipitation pattern. There are some locations in the south also, but over there the population is so scarce.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Vancouver, just.

Have a preference for Bariloche's snowfall and higher sunshine hours but Vancouver's warmer temperatures overall coupled with a reasonably sunny summer gives it the edge.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver is marginally better. But just... marginally.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:53 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Vancouver for the lower sunshine hours.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Vancouver- which I hadn't expected. Bariloche has minimums that are just too cold (especially in summer), which don't compensate for the excellent sunshine hours.

What surprises me about Bariloche, are the relatively mild winter minimums. It must be the lake. Here are the stats for a small lakeside town near here. It is at the same latitude, but 250m/750ft lower than Bariloche, it is a lot closer to the sea though. Lake Rotoiti, New Zealand: Climate, Global Warming, and Daylight Charts and Data
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