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Old 04-11-2012, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Melbourne AUS
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The southernmost point on the Australian mainland. Has some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere in Australia...... but one of the most unsettled climates in the country aswell.


here's the climate
Climate statistics for Australian locations

record high = 42.0C
record low = 1.0C

It is regularly slammed by storms coming off the southern ocean, cold fronts with winds well over 100km/h are routine and gusts of 160km/h or more are not unheard of.

example of what the weather can be like here..note the wind columns Wilsons Promontory, Vic - July 2011 - Daily Weather Observations (http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/201107/html/IDCJDW3085.201107.shtml - broken link)

yet, it doesn't look like your average windswept abyss...

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Old 04-11-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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An interesting find. I give it a D. It would ordinarily get a C with summer highs like that, but because of the warm overnight lows in summer I have to demote it one notch.

The summer high temperatures are pretty nice, but the winters are way too warm, especially overnight, and with a record low of 1C they're pretty much nonexistent. Summer lows averaging over 15C are a big drain on this climate as well. The summer record high of 42C is too hot for my taste but I imagine temperatures over 30C don't occur frequently. A factor in it's favor is the high average winds; that's a plus for a place that has year-round warmth. Another plus is the low sunshine - a little quick estimation reveals that the place likely averages under 2000 hours of sun.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Winterpeg & up
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C, too cloudy, not warm enough for me.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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D+. Mild, but the combination of consistently high winds, presumably low sunshine and high winter rainfall would make it feel much colder than temp averages would suggest.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Dalby, Queensland
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F. Summers are too cool.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: In transition
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C+ quite cool overall but I'm loving that frost has never been recorded EVER
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Dalby, Queensland
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C+ quite cool overall but I'm loving that frost has never been recorded EVER
Only in the last 30 years. In the years since 1957, the record low was -0.6C.

It is still a very mild climate though, in fact last year it didn't have a single day with a maximum below 10C! Which is really strange when the average for July is 12.4C. Even up here in Queensland there was one day last year when the temperature failed to get to 10C.

Still, the winds in this place are horrible, another reason why I rate it an F.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:44 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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C-

Very exposed climate jutting out into the Bass Strait so probably feels on average a good deal cooler than the air temperature. Summers are too cool on average but it does get the odd day of hot weather which is something and has a good amount of rainfall.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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C+ / B-

Good lows.
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