Oceanic climate, what also reigns in important and nearby cities such as London, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris but also as far away as Hobart, Australia, and Vancouver, in Canada. There is an oceanic climate even in some areas of countries that we always imagine to be flooded by the sun. In Spain, for example, in the Vigo area, in Turkey, in Samsun, in Chile in Puerto Montt, and also in Brazil, in Curitiba.
Oceanic climate: characteristics
What mainly characterizes the oceanic climates are the slight thermal excursion due to the fact that in summer there are much more rainfall than those typical of the Mediterranean climate. In general the oceanic climate is considered a humid climate, even if from area to area it is not always correct to define it like this' because there are various exceptions. One of all is Patagonia which has a climate definable as oceanic but dry.
Oceanic climate: flora and fauna
Let's forget the vegetation and animals of the Mediterranean area, because in the areas where this climate reigns there is another panorama. In fact, they prevail where it still exists space for nature, moors and pastures, but also dense broad-leaved woods among which plants that we know well as stand out beech, oak, chestnut and elm and pastures.
The animals most present in this environment and with an oceanic climate weather are deer, grouse, marten, wolf and motesm cat, and all those similar to them.
Oceanic climate: temperature
Present in many different areas of the planet, it is difficult to define this climate from the point of view of temperature because it behaves differently from area to area. In lower latitudes, we find subtropical temperatures, in general, however, there are cool winters, but not cold ones, and warm but not hot summers, as in a temperate climate regime.
When we move towards the Poles, again in areas with an oceanic climate, we find thesubpolar oceanic (Köppen Cfc) which is characterized by relatively mild winters and cool summers and which, moreover, last less than four months. They are zones subpolar oceanic those located on the coasts of Iceland or in southern Chile.
Oceanic or Atlantic climate
Talking is allowed both Atlantic and oceanic climate, it's always the same type of climate. It is called the Atlantic even if it does not concern only areas bathed by this ocean, because it is found along the west coasts at mid-latitudes on all continents of the world and in south-eastern Australia. And on some tropical hills.
Oceanic climate: rains
The rains and their almost perennial presence, at alternating periods, throughout the year, is a peculiarity of the Atlantic climate. From January to December and so on year after year, except in tropical areas where there are dry winters, precipitation is always possible.
If we move to the Pacific, in the northwestern areas, dry seasons that deviate from the ocean standard, it's summers. Here is also the rainy season to deal with, very humid and certainly not short, during which there is no lack of water and ensures that when the rain stops, phenomena similar to those of the Mediterranean climate do not occur, of heat and drought.
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