Humid temperate climate
The humid temperate climate, in the Köppen classification of climates, is that type of temperate climate without a dry season and with rainfall ranging from 700 to 1500 mm. the symbol of humid temperate climate is: Cf.
To the temperate climate belong subtypes which are:
– Humid temperate climate with hot summer (Cfa): humid temperate climate with hot summer occurs in areas where the average temperature of the hottest month exceeds 22 ° C. It is therefore the most continental subtype. The most typical areas are the southeastern United States, southeastern China, southern Japan, a belt that includes southern Brazil and northern Argentina, plus some scattered areas in Eurasia (especially in the Po Valley and in the Danubian and Balkan regions), in southern Africa and eastern Australia.
– Humid temperate climate with warm summer (Cfb): this subset includes areas where summer has an average temperature below 22 ° C; Cfc is used when there are less than 4 months with temperatures above 10 ° C and therefore represents an extreme climate, cool summer. This subtype is typical of cool maritime areas such as Central and Atlantic Europe (where Cfc passes to the north), south-eastern Australia (including Tasmania), New Zealand and southern Chile.
– The humid subtropical climate: even if Köppen did not consider the existence of a subtropical category, nevertheless this subtype of climate it exists in the classification of Trewartha. In the Anglo-Saxon scientific literature, the humid temperate climate of Köppen with hot summer (Cfa) can be found combined with the sinic climate with hot summer (Cwa) creating an ad hoc category based mostly on summer temperatures (map).