Temperate climate

Ireland temperate climate

The temperate climate refers to zones in a range of latitudes between 40 and 60/70. No as hot as the subtropical climate and milder than the polar climate, it is usually defined but by what it is not.

A sub-type is the moderate oceanic climate oceanic : windy and without excessive temperatures, which characterizes the Western shores of Europe. The four seasons are well marked. In these climate zones you tend to find a wide range of architecture as well due to the need for housing that can with stand both the cold and snow as well as the summer heat. . It is associated by leafy tree forests and meadows. It alternates relatively fresh summers with mild and wet winters.

Another sub-type is the continental moderate climate which dominates the steppes. It is cold and dry in winter while being rather hot and rainy in the summer. There are frequent storms and the transition of seasons are short. The hypercontinental climate has short summers and dry and very cold winters. It extends over Siberia, Alaska and Canada which are covered with coniferous tree forests.