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View Poll Results: Is Milford Sound's climate livable?
Yes 32 91.43%
No 3 8.57%
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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I meant shifting to a direct N-S.

It seems to me that systems normally travel from west to east at that latitude, so I would assume that South Island would still have a large east-west difference in rainfall.
Yes it would, but behavior during SW airflows would be less critically dependent on the exact direction of the flow than it is now.
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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The rainfall is an overkill, but the mild temps compensate for that. I'll survive.
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Old 04-11-2024, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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Rainfall at Milford Sound for the last 3 days, 137.4mm, 160.9mm and 184.3mm.

The permanent population at Milford Sound is about 120 people with around 1million visitors a year.
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Old 04-11-2024, 09:27 PM
 
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Rainfall at Milford Sound for the last 3 days, 137.4mm, 160.9mm and 184.3mm.

The permanent population at Milford Sound is about 120 people with around 1million visitors a year.
Exiting the Homer Tunnel in June 2015:

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Old 04-12-2024, 01:06 AM
 
Location: NSW
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For some reason I’d confused Milford Sound with Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand.
It’s liveable.
Whether one would want to live in a place with such extraordinary rainfall in the cool temperate maritime world is debatable.
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Old 04-12-2024, 06:36 AM
 
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Too cold for me, but livable.

I would be an interesting climate to experience. Very rainy and cold, but warmer than many temperate rainforests.
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Old 04-12-2024, 12:45 PM
 
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Of course it’s livable. But not the best climate for everyone. Not very different from coastal BC/AK and WA. The main limiting factor is availability of land due to terrain.
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Old 04-12-2024, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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It's survivable, but I don't know how livable it is. I'm sure that rain feels a lot better at 15C than it does at 3-4C.
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Old 04-12-2024, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Juneau, AK + Puna, HI
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182 wet days is less than anywhere in SE Alaska.
252 inches per year is a whopper though. A lot of days with heavy rain.
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Old 04-13-2024, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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The annual number of days with snow at Milford Sound (at sea level) is 4.
Sunshine hrs will be less than 1600hrs, there is plenty of shadowing from the Mnts.
The annual number of thunderstorm days is 22 however I'm picking it will be higher than that. Thunderstorms occur throughout the year.
The area is sheltered on an easterly and southerly flow which tends to bring clear skies.
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