Continental Mediterranean climate

Continental Mediterranean climate

Continental Mediterranean climate is a variant of Mediterranean climate in the interior of the Iberian peninsula (the Meseta and the Ebro valley), the interiors of Anatolian peninsula and Sicily, and the inland of Central Chile, due to the limited influence of the sea. It is a Mediterranean climate, but with some typical features of Continental, like cold and dry winters and warm summers. The difference between average temperatures in winter and summer is 18.5°C. In summer, temperatures are often above 30°C, and frosts are common in winter. Rainfall is very similar to Mediterranean climate: 400-600 mm, with peaks in autumn and spring. The Continental aspects of this climate are more important with higher altitude.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mediterranean climate — For the influence of Mediterranean climates on viticulture, see Mediterranean climate (wine).   Areas with Mediterranean climate A Mediterranean climate is the climate typical of m …   Wikipedia

  • Climate categories in viticulture — The climate characteristics of a wine region will have significant influence on the viticulture in the area. In viticulture, the climates of wine regions are categorized based on the overall characteristics of the area s climate during the… …   Wikipedia

  • Climate of Spain — Climate of the Iberian Peninsula according to the Köppen Climate Classification. Spanish State Meteorological Agency Agencia Estatal de Meteorología and Portuguese Meteorological Institute Instituto de Meteorologia.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub — Euc …   Wikipedia

  • Climate of Australia — Climate map of Australia, based on the Köppen climate classification …   Wikipedia

  • climate — /kluy mit/, n. 1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years. 2. a region or… …   Universalium

  • Climate — For other uses, see Climate (disambiguation). Worldwide Climate Classifications Climate encompasses the statistics of temperature …   Wikipedia

  • Climate of Italy — Italy has a variety of climate systems. The inland northern areas of Italy (for example Turin, Milan, and Bologna) have a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), while the coastal areas of Liguria and the peninsula south of …   Wikipedia

  • Climate of Europe — Biomes of Europe and surrounding regions:      tundra      alpine tundra      taiga …   Wikipedia

  • Climate of Greece — Satellite image showing the locations of some of the 2009 Greek forest fires. The climate in Greece is predominantly Mediterranean. However, due to the country s unique geography, Greece has a remarkable range of micro climates and local… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”