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View Poll Results: How would you rate Oberon?
A 6 15.00%
B 14 35.00%
C 12 30.00%
D 8 20.00%
F 0 0%
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: In transition
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I give it a C-. One of the worst Aussie climates.


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D+ Summers too cold and it seems like there would be much more cold rain in winter than snow, and when winters are that cold, too cold to grow palm trees, it may as well be snowy.

Only positive is the the highland regions get a good amount of storms.
What are you talking about? With a record low of only -9C, lots of palms could be grown there like windmill alms, butia palms and even canary island date palms would survive in Oberon
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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B-. Winters are too warm, but summers are pleasant.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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One of my favorite Australian climates solid B.

If you had to find an Australian climate (relatively) similar to London this would probably be it.
They might be similar in terms of their winter temps, but I'd say Bothwell (in Tasmania) is much more like London as it's more ocean influenced and less extreme.

Oberon has warmer, drier summers (influenced by the nearby desert) and it could get heat extremes (akin to Melbourne). Here is Bothwell's climate (summers are identical to London's):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bothwe...smania#Climate
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Aus
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I give it a C-. One of the worst Aussie climates.




What are you talking about? With a record low of only -9C, lots of palms could be grown there like windmill alms, butia palms and even canary island date palms would survive in Oberon
What's the point of palm trees in a climate that cold?
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: In transition
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What's the point of palm trees in a climate that cold?
Because you can
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:53 PM
 
Location: NSW
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Widely regarded as the coldest town in the state of NSW, outside of the Snowy Mountains villages.
Give it a C.
Pleaseant enough, but still too cold with low lying fog and mist for numerous months of the year.
One of the few towns that reliably sees snow virtually every year, and a favourite with the snow-chasers, heading up to Shooters Hill as well.
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Similar to Seattle. D+
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Hamburg, Germany
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Perfect climate and one of my favorites in Australia as well!
I wonder how sunny this place would be.
Its a tie B+/A-. I would have to be generous this time and give it an A!
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:42 AM
 
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Yuck! Record high in December is barely 6 degrees above the record high for July. Not enough seasonality at all, given that mean summer lows are only a bit warmer than mean winter highs.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:02 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Nice Australian climate I'll rate it a C
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