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View Poll Results: Which one do you prefer?
Bilbao, Spain 7 30.43%
Auckland, NZ 16 69.57%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-22-2017, 09:50 PM
 
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Cfb antipodes climate battle. The extremes of Bilbao started in 1942. The ones from Auckland in 1962, so maybe Auckland could have warmer/colder days in the past.

Winter sunshine hours in Bilbao look low in the averages but those last years they have been quite warm and sunny (this year for example many winter days were above 18ºC and some even above 20ºC).

Btw, is not something very normal as the averages are taken in 30 years, not in 3.
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
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The antipodean point to Auckland is more like Granada or Seville.

Conversely the antipodean point to Bilbao is midway between Chatham Island and Christchurch.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Yeah, wrong antipodes. Should've done Christchurch if you wanted Bilbao's antipode.

Anyway, I'll go with Auckland for being sunnier. Bilbao's sunshine hours are pathetic for its location and latitude.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
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Yeah, wrong antipodes. Should've done Christchurch if you wanted Bilbao's antipode.

Anyway, I'll go with Auckland for being sunnier. Bilbao's sunshine hours are pathetic for its location and latitude.
Never understood these "for its latitude" qualifiers. Do you go outside and think "Gee it's cloudy today for my latitude"?
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:51 AM
 
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Auckland.
Bilbaos sunshine is depressing although the more extreme temps are nice
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Old 03-23-2017, 02:51 AM
 
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The antipodean point to Auckland is more like Granada or Seville.
https://www.antipodesmap.com Yeah, its real antipode is in Málaga.
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Old 03-23-2017, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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The Auckland sunshine hours are understated - the chosen site is not a good representative for the large city area.
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Syrmia region, northern Serbia
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Bilbao and Auckland are climate twins. I vote for Bilbao, because the winters are slightly colder and Bilbao is a little drier. But both cities are to much wet for me.
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Foreignorland 58 N, 17 E.
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A very difficult one, but Auckland has less temperature extremes in summer with more days of nice outdoors weather so along with the milder winters it'll have to prevail, but it's like a 51/49 vote for myself.
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Old 03-23-2017, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Never understood these "for its latitude" qualifiers. Do you go outside and think "Gee it's cloudy today for my latitude"?
Actually, yes.

When places in your latitude are generally faring better than you, you'd wonder why your place is too cloudy/cold/hot/etc for its latitude.
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