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Low pollution + high temperatures?

Post by kand » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:10 pm

Hi, I'm wondering what the best place in Chile is for a person who likes tropical weather and hates pollution. Apparently Santiago is out, but from an air quality map it looks like most or all cities north of Santiago are also polluted. Is that usually the case?

If the only usually clean cities are in the south, how far south do you have to go? And at what point does the climate become similar to Canada? (That's what I'm trying to avoid...)

Thanks in advance :D

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Re: Low pollution + high temperatures?

Post by dmwbmw2 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:12 pm

Chile isnt tropical and doesnt have tropical weather.

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Re: Low pollution + high temperatures?

Post by admin » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:25 pm

Yea, Chile has pretty much every climate, but tropical. Guess, you could sort of say some of the northern coastal towns are kind of like the Mediterranean (although, that really does not fit either).
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Re: Low pollution + high temperatures?

Post by dmwbmw2 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:27 pm

Guess if somebody is from Winnipeg or Regina Then Arica or even La Serena might seem a little tropical.

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Re: Low pollution + high temperatures?

Post by kand » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:37 am

Okay, subtropical, Mediterranean, whatever... as long as it doesn't snow! :D

How's the air quality in Arica, La Serena, or similar places?

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Re: Low pollution + high temperatures?

Post by seawolf180 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:21 am

On the coast, aways from valleys, up stream from cities, smaller the better?
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Re: Low pollution + high temperatures?

Post by dmwbmw2 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:47 am

Outside of Santiago and towns in the south where heating is by wood burning, the air quality is OK. Arica and la serena for example are OK.

Problem with La Serena is the mist that hangs on much of the year. 5 km up the valley its sunny and at the coast its foggy.

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Re: Low pollution + high temperatures?

Post by kand » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:32 am

I'm considering spending up to one year in Chile on a working holiday. I'm trying to avoid particulate matter (pm2.5 etc.), so if it's proper mist (i.e. mostly water) I don't mind.

Is there a national air quality monitoring website?

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Re: Low pollution + high temperatures?

Post by El Chupacabra » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:46 pm

Check out Vina del Mar. Great climate all year round. Very little pollution.
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Re: Low pollution + high temperatures?

Post by Space Cat » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:36 pm

kand wrote:I'm considering spending up to one year in Chile on a working holiday. I'm trying to avoid particulate matter (pm2.5 etc.), so if it's proper mist (i.e. mostly water) I don't mind.

Is there a national air quality monitoring website?
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But you should check it in June or July. (See my post here.) Now it's already warm in the northern cities.

I think there's a general rule: a city near the ocean will have a better air in winter because of the constant wind presence (like Concepcion or Viña del Mar) and a city in a valley will have awful winter pollution (like Temuco or Chillán).

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Re: Low pollution + high temperatures?

Post by at46 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:42 pm

El Chupacabra wrote:Check out Vina del Mar. Great climate all year round. Very little pollution.
http://aqicn.org/city/chile/
This site shows real-time pollution, instead of averaging out the daily measurements. Vina has had two-three times higher pollution than any Canadian city during the last 6 months that I've been watching it, five-six times more during the winter. Great climate though.

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Re: Low pollution + high temperatures?

Post by john » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:58 pm

at46 wrote:
El Chupacabra wrote:Check out Vina del Mar. Great climate all year round. Very little pollution.
http://aqicn.org/city/chile/
This site shows real-time pollution, instead of averaging out the daily measurements. Vina has had two-three times higher pollution than any Canadian city during the last 6 months that I've been watching it, five-six times more during the winter. Great climate though.
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