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View Poll Results: Mar del Plata vs. Melbourne
Mar del Plata 34 72.34%
Melbourne 13 27.66%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Both climates are at 38° from the equator on the eastern sides of their continents and both are very similar to each other....

I think I'd go for Melbourne as the winters seem milder overall which I like.. both places can get occasional very hot days but I think Melbourne has more extreme hot days overall than Mar del Plata.

Mar del Plata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Melbourne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I would go with Melbourne. Doesn't seem as cold in winter. Are those sunshine hours accurate? They seem a little low to me, but am not sure.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:02 PM
 
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Melbourne, warmer winter nights.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:07 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Any stats for Mar del Plata? That would make the difference. As it stands I'd still go for MDP actually, because it sometimes, if rarely, gets snow and it isn't as prone to heatwaves.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Any stats for Mar del Plata? That would make the difference. As it stands I'd still go for MDP actually, because it sometimes, if rarely, gets snow and it isn't as prone to heatwaves.
Yes, it has the stats on the Wiki page..
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Both are quite nice, I'd go with Mar del Plata as it has higher summer rainfall with more thunderstorms presumably.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:49 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Yes, it has the stats on the Wiki page..
Sorry I meant sunshine stats.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Dalby, Queensland
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I think I will go with Mar del Plata, for higher rainfall, and also the higher chance of snow in winter to make it more interesting. The summer temperatures look similar for both places but I think maybe Mar del Plata does not have as extreme changes in temperature in the summer time which I prefer.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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MDP for the chance of snow and fairly mild summers. Summer humidity may be higher than Melbourne though. Perhaps SophieLL (who has spent time there in summer) can elaborate on this, I know she adores the summer weather compared to Buenos Aires.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Melbourne AUS
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Don't use Wikipedia's outdated and innaccurate data for Melbourne.

here's melbourne's REAL stats
Climate statistics for Australian locations

and average annual sunshine is 2370 hours, not the 2031 quoted by wikipedia. Melbourne is cloudy, but not *that* cloudy.

I choose Melbourne, warmer year round and triple the number of days above 30C that Mar del Plata gets. Record high is 46.4C vs 41C in Melbourne's favour, so no guesses where heat is more likely. If it's true that MDP get's 20 frosts per year, that's 20 times more than Melbourne
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