Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23.5-40° N and 23.5-40° S latitude. These areas typically have very warm to hot summers, but non-tropical winters. In certain areas of the world the subtropics are plagued by tropical cyclones that originate in the tropics in the summer and fall. The tropics are the geographic region of the Earth centered on the equator and limited in latitude by the two tropics: the Tropic of Cancer in the north and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... The tropics are the geographic region of the Earth centered on the equator and limited in latitude by the two tropics: the Tropic of Cancer in the north and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. ...
Definitions in climate classification schemes
In most climate schemes, subtropical climates are a subtype of temperate climates: In geography, temperate latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar circles. ...
Köppen climate classification: Average temperature above 22 °C (72 °F) in their warmest months, a coldest month average between -3 °C (or 0 °C in some variants of the scheme) and 18 °C (27 °F and 64 °F), and wet, humid summers with driest winter month average precipitation greater than one-tenth wettest summer month average precipitation.
Trewartha classification: Eight or more months with mean temperatures of 10 °C (50 °F) or warmer, at least one month averaging colder than 18 °C.
John Griffiths classification: Mean temperature in coldest month between 6 °C (42.8°F) and 18°C (64.4°F)
Note that the Mediterranean climate (with a pronounced dry season in the summer) is subtropical from a thermal standpoint, but its vegetation and seasons are not tropical, as it lacks constant humidity - a pillar of tropical regions. The KÃ¶ppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ... Temperature is the physical property of a system which underlies the common notions of hot and cold; the material with the higher temperature is said to be hotter. ... A Mediterranean climate is one that resembles those of the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea. ...
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