Good news, Melbournians! Italy is now apparently only a few hours away by car. That’s the message I got from a new map released on Reddit that shows Australia’s ‘Climate Twins’, the countries around the world with similar climate zones to our countries varies states and regions.
What this means, apart from just being a nifty idea, is that states and capital cities now have a whole new arsenal with which to brag. Sydney, for instance, is apparently on par with Buenos Aires. Very exotic. Melbourne’s equivalent, the ‘San Francisco bay area’, doesn’t have quite the same exotic oomph. Darwin and India share a sweltering humidity, while Alice Springs is more akin to the Saharan Desert (which surprised exactly 0 people who have been to Alice Springs).
Not to be forgotten by the noble cartographer Triton1982, Tasmania has distinct climate zones all of its own, including he UK and southern Chile. What this means for local residents remains unclear, although it might discourage international travel because, as one local probably said in response, ‘What’s the point?’
The maps were made by comparing the monthly average highs and lows of various cities, as well as the famous Koppen Classifications, the most universally accepted measures of climate (…they’re probably famous to someone).
Story source: Reddit
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