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View Poll Results: How would you rate this climate?
A 1 3.45%
B 5 17.24%
C 3 10.34%
D 13 44.83%
E 2 6.90%
F 5 17.24%
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Its population is nearly 100,000.
It's located at 51°38 S, which is very similar to London's latitude.

For sunshine hours, here you have the German Wikipedia article:
Río Gallegos
The hours are recorded as average daily hours instead of total monthly hours.
In monthly totals:
Jan 132
Feb 159
Mar 135
Apr 87
May 78
Jun 75
Jul 81
Aug 117
Sep 132
Oct 180
Nov 138
Dec 114

Annual: 1428

BTW, for 242 mm (9.535 in) of rain, it has a relatively high number of precipitation days: approx 94. It also has a handful of snowy days. I couldn't find the data, but I read somewhere they were 10.

Another important fact is the wind.

Here is the average wind speed in km/h (mi/h) according to the Argentine Weather Service (SMN):
Jan 32.9 (20.4)
Feb 32.4 (20.1)
Mar 29.3 (18.2)
Apr 27 (16.8)
May 22.3 (13.9)
Jun 22.8 (14.2)
Jul 23.3 (14.5)
Aug 27.3 (17)
Sep 28.7 (17.8)
Oct 31 (19.3)
Nov 36.5 (22.7)
Dec 36.8 (22.9)

As a curiosity, this is the home town of our former President (died in 2010) Néstor Kirchner. A city which he also governed as mayor and from which he governed the Province of Santa Cruz too.

I give this climate a B. Not an A for low sunshine hours. But otherwise temperatures are almost paradise compared with BA.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: In transition
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D- this looks worse than Vancouver in almost every way.. the only thing I like better about Río Gallegos is the low precipitation.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Dalby, Queensland
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F. Awful cold and cloudy climate. And to make things worse it hardly gets any rain.

Last edited by george960; 04-11-2012 at 08:54 PM..
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: London
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C
I like the combination of aridity, windiness and overall coolness, but summers could be much hotter!
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Those Wiki sunshine hours look unbalanced, but the average would be low (1338 for Ushuaia). Only saving grace is the low rainfall. F+.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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B-. Too dry for any good snows, but temperatures are nice year round.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:48 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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B

Very nice. Cool and windy year-round and not too sunny. Loses points for dryness.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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Pretty unique climate area...

+
Nice summer temperatures
Some snowfall in winter
Windy
Sunshine hours are better than expected
Overall comfortable temperatures year round


-
Warm winters
Low precipitation
Way too cloudy for precipitation totals
Windy

C grade climate.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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D+ ... chilly and windy, but not extreme in its cold and surprisingly dry ( as it's basically oceanic otherwise, the dry factor saves it from a lot of the misery drizzle that afflicts us ).
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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D+

Too cool and cloudy but with little precipitation either. Don't have an issue with a cool/cold winter but there's not much of a warm summer to look forward to.
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