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View Poll Results: Wellington's climate: Is it more like Paris or Sydney?
Paris 5 31.25%
Sydney 11 68.75%
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Old 05-17-2020, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Wellington is an oceanic climate like Paris, but would you say it's more akin to Sydney (humid subtropical) or Paris? I mean "genetically" and whatnot...

Wellington, NZ: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington#Climate

Sydney, AUS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney#Climate
Paris, France: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris#Climate
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Old 05-17-2020, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Edremit, Turkey
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Sydney.

Paris has a less bad climate than them.
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Old 05-17-2020, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Hamilton, New Zeland
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Definitely Paris.

In terms of temperature, the average annual temperature in Paris and Wellington is almost identical. Sydney's average low is still a full 2°C warmer than the mean annual temperature in Wellington.

In terms of precipitation, Sydney and Wellington are closer but in terms of precipitation days Paris and Wellington are closer, so this one is a draw.

Paris and Wellington are closer in terms of humidity, and in regard to sunshine hours.

Also, according Köppen Paris and Wellington share the same climate type, oceanic. While Sydney is subtropical.
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Old 05-17-2020, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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I would vote for Sydney. To me, Paris is "continental lite." Wellington is decidedly uncontinental, and it shares with Sydney the typical AU/NZ (really the entire southern hemisphere, but it's most extreme here) characteristic of coming very close to record temperatures very frequently, but never quite coming close enough to break them.

Very subjective analysis, obviously.
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Old 05-17-2020, 06:11 PM
 
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I would vote for Sydney. To me, Paris is "continental lite." Wellington is decidedly uncontinental, and it shares with Sydney the typical AU/NZ (really the entire southern hemisphere, but it's most extreme here) characteristic of coming very close to record temperatures very frequently, but never quite coming close enough to break them.

Very subjective analysis, obviously.
Paris (on paper) is basically like a bit warmer version of London to me but I've never actually been to either place.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Saint-Petersburg
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I think Wellington is closer to Paris, because Wellington has no heat waves, unlike Sydney, and closer by temperatures to Paris.
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Old 05-26-2020, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I would vote for Sydney. To me, Paris is "continental lite." Wellington is decidedly uncontinental, and it shares with Sydney the typical AU/NZ (really the entire southern hemisphere, but it's most extreme here) characteristic of coming very close to record temperatures very frequently, but never quite coming close enough to break them.

Very subjective analysis, obviously.
Interestingly, the Sydney region is actually slightly more continental than Wellington. The Sydney area has a record low of -8C (17F) and record high of 48C (118F).

In comparison, Wellington's lowest temperature is −1.1C (30F) and highest is just 30C (86F). Now if there are higher or lower temps recorded in the Wellington region, then please enlighten me (I would exclude mountainous areas though).

People tend to think if a place is cooler and has more chance of snow in winter, it's somehow "more" continental. I mean, Istanbul is more continental than Glasgow to me, but people will argue that the latter is more continental because of its cooler and longer winters.
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Old 05-26-2020, 06:36 AM
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Location: Sheffield, England
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Paris
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Old 05-26-2020, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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Interestingly, the Sydney region is actually slightly more continental than Wellington. The Sydney area has a record low of -8C (17F) and record high of 48C (118F).

In comparison, Wellington's lowest temperature is −1.1C (30F) and highest is just 30C (86F). Now if there are higher or lower temps recorded in the Wellington region, then please enlighten me (I would exclude mountainous areas though).

People tend to think if a place is cooler and has more chance of snow in winter, it's somehow "more" continental. I mean, Istanbul is more continental than Glasgow to me, but people will argue that the latter is more continental because of its cooler and longer winters.

Wow I hadn't realized that Wellington's record high is only 30.1c. I mean Paris reaches 30c every summer, and that was the case even 40 years ago when the climate was cooler. Even Wellington's record low is baffling.



There's a big difference between an island in the middle of an ocean and a city on a continent, even if said continent faces west and is surrounded by seas.



Also I agree that Istanbul is more continental than Glasgow, I don't know how one can argue against that.
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Old 05-26-2020, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Cork, Ireland
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Wellington is definitely closer to Paris. The real question is if Paris is gradually becoming more like Melbourne climatically. Do all those major heatwaves in western Europe in recent years look familiar?
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