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Australia’s ‘Climate Twins’

Some trivia about where the Aussies live. They live on an island, which is classified as a continent. One could argue that all continents are really large islands as well? Arguably none comes close to Australia – it’s the only continent that is also a country?

The map shows how Australia has climates in common with a whole bunch of places, like India (the Kimberley, the Top End and parts of Far North Queensland), southern Brazil (the coastal area near the Qld/NSW border), and the Sahara Desert (the vast outback). The map below shows all of our mainland climate analogues, with Melbourne being likened to the San Francisco Bay Area, while Sydney’s climate is totally twinning with Buenos Aires.

Source – Reddit

Away from the mainland, Tasmania has three distinct regions with colder climate twins, including southern Chile, northern California and the UK, Ireland and Vancouver.

These fascinating comparison maps were created by matching the cities’ monthly temperature highs and lows as well as the Koppen Classifications, the most widely-accepted measure of climate. A criticism of the comparison is that it hasn’t taken precipitation into account. Still, it’s super great.

(H/T: Reddit)

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