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View Poll Results: Rate Orange, NSW, AUS
A 6 15.79%
B 9 23.68%
C 14 36.84%
D 7 18.42%
E 2 5.26%
F 0 0%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-29-2014, 03:04 PM
 
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C. Not unreasonable, but still not perfect either. It's a little too warm overall.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Any cold lovers? Mostly everyone in here thinks this climate is 'too cool'. Where are the cold lovers?

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A full A would be Canberra or the higher-elevation mountains that do see snow annually.
Orange is colder and it gets more snow than Canberra, actually.

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but since it's in Australia I expected better. Disappointingly chilly winters, enough little will grow.
The point of this thread was to show that there are cold cities in Australia having "disappointingly chilly winters".

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Old 06-30-2014, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Anne Arundel County, MD
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Any cold lovers? Mostly everyone in here thinks this climate is 'too cool'. Where are the cold lovers?


Orange is colder and it gets more snow than Canberra, actually.


The point of this thread was to show that there are cold cities in Australia having "disappointingly chilly winters".
Well Canberra's average winter lows are below freezing, something Orange doesn't have.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Well Canberra's average winter lows are below freezing, something Orange doesn't have.
Yep, just by a degree though. But I was going by their daily maximums - where Orange wins by being the coldest (I'm pretty sure that the average highs matter the most).

Right now, as we're in the middle of the 'NSW cold snap', Canberra is 7C while Orange is 2C.
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Shrewsbury UK
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C-. Winters would be nice when the snow arrives, but there seems to be too much 5-10C rainy rubbish in between the snowfalls. Summers are surprisingly good- the average high in Jan and Feb is the same as in Sydney despite being much higher up, more proof that that city's summers are pretty mediocre for the latitude. No Sun figures but I'd imagine the summer months at least do pretty well with that temperature range.
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Summers are surprisingly good- the average high in Jan and Feb is the same as in Sydney despite being much higher up, more proof that that city's summers are pretty mediocre for the latitude.
Don't forget that Orange is 255km inland, so, despite its altitude, it will still be 'continental' with warmer summers.

About Sydney, well, have you gazed at the US East Coast climates? They have terribly cold winters for their latitudes (Virginia Beach, Atlantic City, etc). Sydney just has milder summers, but its winters are far warmer than both the East Asian and America's east winters, which lie on the same latitude.

Inland Sydney averages at 28C-30C (I have made climate polls on them - Richmond, Prospect, to name a few). Tbh, it can be unbearably hot here in the west. I wish we were more breezy like the coast.

Coastal LA and San Diego are even cooler in the summers (and for their latitude). Sydney is more prone to extreme heat than they are, despite the fact that they are more proximate to a hot desert than Sydney is.

P.S. The 1981-2010 normals show that Sydney has an average summer temp of 26C.

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Looks like a rather nice climate temperature-wise, but since it's in Australia I expected better. Disappointingly chilly winters, enough little will grow.
Oh, forgot to add that Orange is on a relatively high altitude (860m). So its winters will be cool. If you want warmer winters, try Forbes, which is a bit more inland in NSW and lower in altitude (250m).

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Old 12-12-2014, 06:27 AM
 
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How many days a year does it snow there?
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Bremerhaven, NW Germany
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This would get a C, very pleasant temperature wise in summer and also does not get those crazy 40+ heatwaves thanks to the higher altitude. Winter seem to have regular snowfalls and its averages are okay for an australian point of view, though i would prefer colder winters than that.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I voted C but I would probably round up to a C+.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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How many days a year does it snow there?
Probably 2-3 times a year. Not too sure.
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