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View Poll Results: Rate Devonport, Australia
A 1 8.33%
B 4 33.33%
C 2 16.67%
D 3 25.00%
E 1 8.33%
F 1 8.33%
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Old 07-02-2020, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I don't think this has been done before.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devonp...smania#Climate
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Old 07-02-2020, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Edremit, Turkey
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Not my cup of tea.
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Old 07-02-2020, 07:46 AM
 
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This climate is almost identical to the south coast of England, see for example Portsmouth:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portsmouth#Climate

The only difference really is that Davenport is just slightly warmer and sunnier in the winter. Summer temps, sunshine profiles and rainfall are basically identical.

Can someone therefore explain to me why Portsmouth is classified as Oceanic (Cfb) when Davenport is mediterranean (Csb)? The Tasmanian and English cities have almost identical rainfall profiles with a discernible drying trend in summer - with Portsmouth's driest month (May) at 28mm exactly mirroring Davenport's (Feb). Same for the wettest months - both are in the early 80s mm. Can't see how the winter temperature and sunshine differences would have a bearing on the oceanic/Mediterranean classification.
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Can someone therefore explain to me why Portsmouth is classified as Oceanic (Cfb) when Davenport is mediterranean (Csb)? The Tasmanian and English cities have almost identical rainfall profiles with a discernible drying trend in summer - with Portsmouth's driest month (May) at 28mm exactly mirroring Davenport's (Feb). Same for the wettest months - both are in the early 80s mm. Can't see how the winter temperature and sunshine differences would have a bearing on the oceanic/Mediterranean classification.
Must be a Wikipedian mistake. Devonport is definitely an oceanic climate with a drying summer trend. Summers are not dry enough for the Med classfication.
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Old 07-02-2020, 08:21 PM
 
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This climate is almost identical to the south coast of England, see for example Portsmouth:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portsmouth#Climate

The only difference really is that Davenport is just slightly warmer and sunnier in the winter. Summer temps, sunshine profiles and rainfall are basically identical.

Can someone therefore explain to me why Portsmouth is classified as Oceanic (Cfb) when Davenport is mediterranean (Csb)? The Tasmanian and English cities have almost identical rainfall profiles with a discernible drying trend in summer - with Portsmouth's driest month (May) at 28mm exactly mirroring Davenport's (Feb). Same for the wettest months - both are in the early 80s mm. Can't see how the winter temperature and sunshine differences would have a bearing on the oceanic/Mediterranean classification.
Both climates are borderline Oceanic (Cfb) and Mediterranean (Csb) with Devonport being in the Mediterranean side and Portsmouth in the Oceanic side. A climate is Mediterranean if the driest month in high-sun season has less than 1/3 the rainfall of the wettest month and less than 30 mm. Devonport has 29.2 mm in driest month and has 88.1 mm in wettest month. 29.2×3 = 87.6 so Devonport barely fulfills the threshold for Mediterranean climate. Southsea, Portsmouth has 28 mm in driest month and 81 mm of rain in the wettest month. 28×3= 84 so it barely misses the threshold so it is Oceanic.
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Old 07-03-2020, 08:11 AM
 
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I rated it a C. It has no extremes, but it is too oceanic for my liking. Its summers are not warm enough, and its winters are too mild and also too wet. I prefer a climate that is more continental, with summer temperatures averaging around 10F warmer than this place, and winter temperatures averaging slightly below freezing.
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Old Today, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I rated it a C. It has no extremes, but it is too oceanic for my liking. Its summers are not warm enough, and its winters are too mild and also too wet. I prefer a climate that is more continental, with summer temperatures averaging around 10F warmer than this place, and winter temperatures averaging slightly below freezing.
Well, considering its location, these are all pretty normal conditions.
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Old Today, 10:38 AM
 
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Well, considering its location, these are all pretty normal conditions.
Yes, which is why if I was to one day move to Tasmania, it would not be for the weather.
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Old Today, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Lake Huron Shores
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I give it a B. Summer is nice, but winters are a bit too warm.
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