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View Poll Results: Best "continental" climate in the Southern Hemisphere?
Balmaceda 2 10.53%
Kiandra 12 63.16%
Maquinchao 5 26.32%
Puente del Inca 0 0%
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Old 09-07-2020, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
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They are also hard to classify. They are too cool for subpolar oceanic but too warm for tundra. It kinda gets annoying...
Koppen's system could do with some tweaks to better describe certain Southern Hemisphere climates.
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Koppen's system could do with some tweaks to better describe certain Southern Hemisphere climates.
For sure.

Canberra, for instance, how is that an oceanic climate? I can't wrap my head around that one. It's a dry and sunny climate with hot summers (despite the cool nights). Doesn't that go against the idea of an oceanic climate? Many climates in or near the Great Dividing Ranges in the southeast are rather distinct and can't fall in either Cfb or Cfa. Places such as Myrtleford come in mind.
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Old 09-08-2020, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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Maquinchao means are almost like those of a german climate, it just has very large diurnal ranges in the summer.

That's probably my choice here.
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Old 09-08-2020, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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I guess I prefer Maquinchao for the seasonality and extremes, although its low precipitation is a significant downside.

Been to Puente del Inca once, it was February and I got a rare summer snowfall. The place is usually bone dry in the summer… and most of the time, as it averages a relative humidity of only 33%. Generally affected by the subtropical high, the place lives in a semi-perpetual foehn, only interrupted by the low pressure systems from the Pacific Ocean, which seasonally occurs in the winter months. So, I got an unseasonal storm system.

As the place is extremely (adiabatically) dry except when it’s reached by low pressure systems from higher latitudes, and as altitude makes the precipitation falls as snow, Puente del Inca is among the warmest places in the world in which most of its precipitation falls as snow. When some rare rain showers happen in the summer months, there are awful landslides in the area.
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Old 09-08-2020, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Surprised Alexandra NZ isn't on here - has a comparable seasonal range to Maquinchao, but is much closer to the sea than the four options on here, as well as much lower in altitude (110 metres asl). Not necessarily a Continental climate, but certainly showing a pronounced seasonal range despite being a much more Oceanic location than any of the four locations.

Maquinchao for me - best of a bad bunch
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Old 09-09-2020, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Bemidji, Minnesota
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Kiandra for being the wettest of the bunch.
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Old 09-09-2020, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Surprised Alexandra NZ isn't on here - has a comparable seasonal range to Maquinchao, but is much closer to the sea than the four options on here, as well as much lower in altitude (110 metres asl). Not necessarily a Continental climate, but certainly showing a pronounced seasonal range despite being a much more Oceanic location than any of the four locations.

Maquinchao for me - best of a bad bunch
I was totally aware of it, but I focused on climates that had a winter mean of 0C at the lowest. Alexandra only goes down to 2.9C. But yes, it is certainly "continental" as far as its seasonal range goes.
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Old 09-09-2020, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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I was totally aware of it, but I focused on climates that had a winter mean of 0C at the lowest. Alexandra only goes down to 2.9C. But yes, it is certainly "continental" as far as its seasonal range goes.
Particularly given it's low altitude and proximity to the ocean - a much more enhanced effect than the others.
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Old 09-12-2020, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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Kiandra for being relatively wet.
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Old 12-01-2020, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Any love for Puente del Inca?
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