- mediterranean climate
- climatic characteristics first identified around the Mediterranean region but since discovered to exist in the Cape region of South Africa, central California, central Chile, and the parts of southern Australia having a west facing coastline. Annual temperature range is approximately 15˚C, with summers being very hot and winters mild. Annual precipitation is 400-700mm, most of which falls during winter months. This is the result of the ITCZ coming closer in summer and squeezing the sub-tropical high pressure zone of descending air into these areas. In winter, the movement of the ITCZ away pulls the Ferrel/Polar convergence into these zones bringing westerly winds and weather associated with depressions.
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