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View Poll Results: Is the climate of London more similar to Sydney or New York City's
London's climate is more similar to Sydney's climate 23 53.49%
London's climate is more similar to New York City's climate 20 46.51%
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:45 PM
 
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London is the quintessential oceanic climate with four distinct, but muted seasons with its cool, gloomy winters and lack of true heat or humidity in summer and low rainfall totals relative to precipitation days and sunshine hours.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London#Climate

Sydney is classified as humid subtropical but behaves really like a warmer version of an oceanic climate with less seasonality with strong ocean moderation keeping it from getting much cooler than normal in winter, comfortable summers on the coast with the potential for an odd dry heat wave bringing much above normal temperatures during short lived heat waves.

New York City is technically classified as the northern most humid subtropical climate in North America but is really more continental with hot humid summers and winters with average temps in January right around freezing and multiple heavy snowfall accumulation events).

Would you say London's climate is more similar to:



A) Sydney

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney#Climate


B) New York City


Here are the three climates:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City#Climate
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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I say NYC - Apart from the fact that London and NYC are closer for average annual temperature, they're both what I call "northern climates", which means that their winters are either have averages close to freezing, or significantly cloudier winters. Which is my way of viewing all temperate climates.
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Old 10-19-2016, 02:29 AM
B87
 
Location: Surrey/London
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Not another chance for some UK bashing.

NYC is closer, as the annual temperature and sunshine pattern is closer to Londons. Sydney's sunshine pattern is nothing like London's, as the sunniest month is in late winter.

The list of what could be grown in London would be closer to Sydney.

If it was Melbourne vs NYC, I'd say Melbourne.

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Old 10-19-2016, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Hanau, Germany
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Come on that topic is ABrandOldHat
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Old 10-19-2016, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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NYC for sure. Sydney is a subtropical climate, even milder than the european ones because it lacks a winter, and it is sunnier than both London and NYC. Also, Sydney is much closer to the equator. If it was near Europe it would be around Morocco.

NYC and London have far more in common despite the former being more continental.
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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This is a hard one.

But I'd say that London is more like Sydney, because NYC is too continental in contrast to those two, and London's winters aren't as cold. Also, summer-wise, Sydney is close to Cfb. NYC is persistently hot and humid in the summer, unlike London and Sydney (which are not).

Of course, the story is different in the hotter suburbs inland of Sydney (i.e. Richmond, Penrith).
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I'd say NYC. London's seasons are pretty muted but still distinct, and snow is always a possibility. Definitely not the case in Sydney.
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I'd say London is like a cold Sydney (say subtract 8°C from every month or so)
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:40 AM
B87
 
Location: Surrey/London
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I'd say London is like a cold Sydney (say subtract 8°C from every month or so)
8c from every month?! Sydney summers are about 2-3c warmer than London's. The winters are 7-8c warmer.
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Foreignorland 58 N, 17 E.
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Sydney is like a very warm maritime climate, whereas New York is just continental. So therefore slightly more towards Sydney.
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