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Old 03-23-2017, 01:12 AM
 
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Climate map shows which countries have the same weather as Australia | Daily Mail Online

OK, so I know this isn't accurate at all, but how would a map for New Zealand be like, and how would a more accurate map for Australia be like?
Again, not very accurate


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Old 03-23-2017, 03:22 AM
 
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Some parts of coastal California seem to be a good at match for NZ.
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:27 AM
 
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Would this be more accurate for Australia than the other map?
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:48 PM
 
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Not impressive to me. It is because of a huge ocean sitting between them and the South Pole. Same for Bermuda, Azores, Australia (Australia is really just a huge island).

That is it in a nutshell. If they were connected by land to the South Pole it would be no different than here and they would have some pretty serious record lows. Same for all climates surrounded by vast distances of water.

I'm not impressed by that. It is what water does and rather simple.

I much more impressed with how stable China is given its giant landmass and continental climate, but lucky to have a huge impressive annually naturally created Siberian High pressure that prevents deep low pressure swinging across their continent every winter. The huge landmass of Siberia creates the High Pressure. I find that fascinating that a yearly permanent high pressure system protects them by blocking the formation of low pressure systems.

When you live in the eastern US, you quickly realize that our worst cold comes from low pressure not high pressure. The cold sits up in Canada, and a deeply strong low pressure system comes across, usually from the Pacific Ocean, and then deepens and in its wake pulls down bitterly cold air sitting in Canada. It takes the right combo though to happen. Really cold air has to be sitting up there in eastern Canada, usually air from the pole. If the air in northern Ontario or Quebec is just average temps, by the time it makes it south it is not impressive and drops us around 10-15F below our avg lows. However, if it is well below avg in Canada, then it does a number on us like just last week when that deep snow bomb low pulled that cold air all the way down into the deep south after it swept thru. That is when we drop 20F or more below our average winter low temps.
I understand the cause but it is still impressive to me that the southern hemisphere is mostly water and any major populated centre never really gets severe cold. Too much land at high latitudes is not good for anyone IMO.
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:08 PM
 
Location: João Pessoa,Brazil(The easternmost point of Americas)
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I understand the cause but it is still impressive to me that the southern hemisphere is mostly water and any major populated centre never really gets severe cold. Too much land at high latitudes is not good for anyone IMO.
Most populated places here on Southern Hemisphere are located on lower latitude and close to the sea like Buenos Aires,Sydney etc..
There are some small towns who can get very cold,the best example is Balmaceda who sometimes can have Chicago like winters
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:45 PM
 
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Most populated places here on Southern Hemisphere are located on lower latitude and close to the sea like Buenos Aires,Sydney etc..
There are some small towns who can get very cold,the best example is Balmaceda who sometimes can have Chicago like winters
Yes I know that there are small towns and villages that can get quite cold but no city over 1 million gets severe cold.
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:43 PM
 
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I understand the cause but it is still impressive to me that the southern hemisphere is mostly water and any major populated centre never really gets severe cold. Too much land at high latitudes is not good for anyone IMO.


Fair enough, but I think it is far more interesting how the Siberian High works versus a hemisphere mostly water and with landmasses surrounded on all sides by water.
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Old 03-25-2017, 08:45 AM
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Fair enough, but I think it is far more interesting how the Siberian High works versus a hemisphere mostly water and with landmasses surrounded on all sides by water.
That's true, China is more stable.

Still colder winter averages latitude per latitude when compared with eastern North America.

And they can get cold, I'm always amazed how cold Hong Kong can get ...
unlike Florida, it's actually in the tropics.
I think a few days winter 2015-2016 the "high" struggled to get past freezing.
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:18 AM
 
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That's true, China is more stable.

Still colder winter averages latitude per latitude when compared with eastern North America.

And they can get cold, I'm always amazed how cold Hong Kong can get ...
unlike Florida, it's actually in the tropics.
I think a few days winter 2015-2016 the "high" struggled to get past freezing.
Really? The record low at Hong Kong Observatory is 0C.
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:31 AM
 
Location: João Pessoa,Brazil(The easternmost point of Americas)
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Really? The record low at Hong Kong Observatory is 0C.
That not true, their high temperature in the coldest day was 6.3C, which still is very cold for a coastal place within the tropics :

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