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View Poll Results: Urumqi vs Rio Gallegos
Urumqi 13 52.00%
Rio Gallegos 12 48.00%
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Urumqi.

Both have the same annual max/min and precipitation, but Urumqi gets more winter and summer weather and much more sunshine. Summers are warmer than ideal, but the low humidity helps. It also gets more snow, though doesn't get a lot. More interesting overall.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:10 PM
 
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Rio Gallegos. The Chinese one is too extreme, but it is the best major city in China in terms of climate.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:23 AM
 
Location: In transition
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Rio Gallegos for the warmer winters...
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Urumqi! Actually, I think it's a pretty nice climate. It gets some winter snow, more than most other places in China, and has a warm summer, and a lot of sun. Rio Gallegos looks dreary, cool, and boring.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:47 AM
 
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Rio Gallegos for the warmer winters...
I hate cloudy days and that place is full of them. Sunshine and warmth in summer is a bigger factor for me than a few months of cold weather. Also a big difference in latitude.

Rio Gallegos is a cooler and cloudier Vancouver.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Urumqi would be better imo. Lots of sun and a rally pleasant summer. Winter a bit cold but at least you get sun.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:23 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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As surprising as it may sound I'll go for Urumqi. The other one is very gloomy and lacks a proper summer, the 2 climatic deadly sins IMO
Urumqi is far too cold in winter for my tastes, but has nice sunshine totals and very appreciable summer temps. I might take it even over London.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Rio Gallegos. Winters are too warm, but it has less this miserable hot weather!
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: In transition
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I hate cloudy days and that place is full of them. Sunshine and warmth in summer is a bigger factor for me than a few months of cold weather. Also a big difference in latitude.

Rio Gallegos is a cooler and cloudier Vancouver.
That's true.. but you could grow windmill palms in Rio Gallegos but not in Urumqi
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