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Continental Climate

Continental climates are usually witnessed along the east coasts and north western coasts of Northern Hemisphere. Experience the winter climatic condition at areas having Continental climate that hold up stable amount of snow throughout the year.
Summers are characterized with moderate precipitation, while the east coast areas especially along the North American regions are marked with even precipitation. Places like Iran, Turkey and Central Asia are generally marked with high precipitation during the winter time.

These regions affected with Continental weather conditions comprises of tall-grass prairies or forests. This type of climate experiences three months with a temperature exceeding almost to 10ºC (50ºF) while winters may sometimes go below 0ºC (32ºF).

The average summer temperatures range from 70 F and 90 F at the daytime while goes to almost 50 F and 65 F during the nighttime. The average winter temperatures range from 10 F and 45 F at daytime while night experiences from -10 F and 25 F. Spring is usually witnessed during early March along the southern region while the northern areas are affected during the mid April.

Continental climates are generally marked with annual precipitation which goes from 24 inches to 48 inches. Continental climate is a part of the World Climatic Regions, which is generally hot in summers and gray and dreary in winters. Continental climatic conditions occur due the impact of cold air mass which penetrates the region during the winter time and the warm air mass that breaks in at the summer time. The Midwestern United States, northeastern areas of U.S, southern Canada, parts of China and most of Russia are known for their continental climate.

Last Updated Date: May 18, 2016

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