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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%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-16-2020, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Whilst there are no true continental climates in the southern hemisphere, a few actually may close to fit the bill. Which climate do you prefer?

Balmaceda, Chile: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balmaceda,_Chile#Climate
Kiandra, Australia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiandr..._Wales#Climate
Maquinchao, Argentina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maquinchao
Puente del Inca, Argentina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puente...hy_and_climate
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Old 08-18-2020, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Any love for Maquinchao? It has the warmest summer highs of all four.
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Old 08-21-2020, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Bump
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Old 08-21-2020, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Etobicoke
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Maquinchao's snowfall is low for it's temperatures.
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Old 08-21-2020, 09:15 PM
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Kiandra stands far above the rest of them for being truly continental. The rest of them are far too dry even though a couple of them have some nice climates otherwise.
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Old 08-21-2020, 11:51 PM
 
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Kiandra stands far above the rest of them for being truly continental. The rest of them are far too dry even though a couple of them have some nice climates otherwise.
Most Aussies don't understand the term 'continental' re climate description..... and most would simply regard Kiandra as just another mountain climate in the ski fields, just at a bit lower altitude. And a place you wouldn't dream of living in, but would pass through on a visit to said ski fields.
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Old 08-23-2020, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Most Aussies don't understand the term 'continental' re climate description..... and most would simply regard Kiandra as just another mountain climate in the ski fields, just at a bit lower altitude. And a place you wouldn't dream of living in, but would pass through on a visit to said ski fields.
I don't consider it to be a bona fide continental climate anyway.
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Old 08-23-2020, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Lake Huron Shores
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I like Balmaceda. Probably feels like NYC in winter which is borderline continental.
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Old 08-24-2020, 02:18 AM
 
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I don't consider it to be a bona fide continental climate anyway.
Yes, I struggle with the description..... and most, if not all lower altitude sites in Australia simply don't get cold enough to qualify .... and the higher altitude sites don't get hot enough.....
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Old 09-07-2020, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Yes, I struggle with the description..... and most, if not all lower altitude sites in Australia simply don't get cold enough to qualify .... and the higher altitude sites don't get hot enough.....
They are also hard to classify. They are too cool for subpolar oceanic but too warm for tundra. It kinda gets annoying...
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