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Old 05-03-2012, 01:19 AM
 
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I like the temperature to be as close as possible to 70 Fahrenheit, or 21 centigrade, 24/7. I ranked English-speaking locales around the world by total heat plus cooling degree days, using 70F as a base. The result was that Maui Upcountry won by a hair over Princeville on the north coast of Kauai. However, Maui is out because of the VOG from the Big Island, the sugar cane burn and crime. Kauai is out because of crime. The next best is the little community of Agnes Water on the coast of Queensland, Australia. See the list below,

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70 degrees Farenheit - HDD - CDD - total
Toronto 7,582 365 7,947
New York 5,872 673 6,545
Cebu, PH 0 4,414 4,414
Kerikeri 4,011 232 4,243
Auckland 3,982 115 4,097
Boca Raton 661 2,958 3,619
Miami Beach 512 3,093 3,605
Luqa, Malta 2,576 987 3,563
Perth 2,007 1,059 3,066
San Diego 2,803 189 2,992
Cairns 245 2,697 2,942
Rockhampton 1,091 1,845 2,936
Brisbane 1,511 1,169 2,680
MacKay 698 1,823 2,521
Yeppoon 967 1,527 2,494
Gladstone 826 1,613 2,439
Bundaberg
Bagara
Maryborough
Lihue, Kauai 130 2,046 2,176
Agnes Water, QLD 806 1,368 2,174
Wailua, Kapaa, Kauai 420 1,735 2,155
Princeville, Kauai 286 1,584 1,870
Makawao, Maui 876 938 1,814
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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Your statistical and climatic prowess are impressive. Looking at your statistics as well as the stats for the town you picked out it looks like you made a good choice for yourself, assuming that you don't mind a long season of high temperatures quite a bit above 70F. Given what you prefer, Agnes Water looks good for you. I'd detest it myself, but I'm not the one asking for advice here .
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:00 AM
 
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I agree with you. Such a place exists about 30 minutes from my hometown 2000 feet above sea level in the deep tropics
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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That part of Queensland I think has annual record highs somewhere under 95 F.
That's impressive to me for a climate that is not on an island and also does not have chilly summers.

My preference is 77+ F/25+ C, for day, evening and indoor temps.
Where I live, Townsville is still a touch below optimum in temperatures, but it is very close to my ideal.
Townsville has some scorching record highs though... something like 44 C/111 F?

So yeah, Agnes Water should be quite good for your preference of 70 F.
I would assume Gold Coast, QLD is also a good choice.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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"My preference is 77+ F/25+ C, for day, evening and indoor temps.
Where I live, Townsville is still a touch below optimum in temperatures, but it is very close to my ideal."

Well the stats say that Townsville is just right for you, in temp anyway.
Using 77F as a base temp, Townsville Ammo is HDD 824 CDD 1,283, total 2,107. BTW, both 76F and 78F are higher totals.

At my ideal of 70F, Townsville Ammo is HDD 450, CDD 2,552, total 3,002. That's not ideal for me, but I understand that Townsville is a fun place to live.

Agnes Water is actually ideal for a 72F person: HDD 1,132, CDD 966, total 2,098, a lower total than both 71F and 73F.

Of course I'm only looking at temperature, not clear versus cloudy days, humidity, cultural and social life, insect and reptile life, etc.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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"I agree with you. Such a place exists about 30 minutes from my hometown 2000 feet above sea level in the deep tropics."

Where is this, pray tell?

My guess is that it is about ten degrees north or south of the equator, if it is ideal at 70F. Nairobi is almost ideal, though a touch on the chilly side, at a mile high, almost on the equator.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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"I would assume Gold Coast, QLD is also a good choice."

Gold Coast is a touch cool for me: at 70F HDD 1,282, CDD 1,059, total 2,341, and that's at the Seaway, right on the coast. The temps quickly become more extreme as one moves inland.

Gold Coast appeals to me as a swimmer. the Southport pool is being upgraded with a second fifty meter pool for the 2018 Commonwealth games. That means long course time would likely be available for ordinary mortals such as me. Of course there are 600,000 people in Gold Coast, versus a tiny fraction of that in Bunderberg, Gladstone or Rockhampton. It is three times the size of your Townsville.

Culturally, what do think of Gold Coast? I have never visited Australia.
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