Humid Subtropical

Humid subtropical is a sub-climate of Temperate Marine

Climate Location

The humid subtropical is located about 30 degrees to 40 degrees north latitude. The temperature zone would be in the temperate zone. The humid subtropical region has hot summer and cold winter.

Yearly Precipitation

The yearly precipitation is averaged at 36 inches. The precipitation can vary from 30 to 79 inches. The winter rainfall or snow fall is associated with with large storms that the westerlies steer west to east. Most of the rainfall in summer is because of thunderstorms. It is also because of hurricanes, tropical storms, or cyclones.

Seasons and Temperature Range

The humid subtropical climate goes from hot summers to cold winters. In the summers it is moist, maritime airflow of the western side of the subtropical. The summers are usually wetter than the winters. The warmest months are from 86 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the coldest months range from 41 to 54 degrees Fahrenheit.

Factors Affecting Climate

One big factor to affect climate is the westerlies. They move the from the west to the east. The winter percipitation is determined by the frontal cyclones along the polar front. In Asia the monsoon influence results in a modified climate. Asia is not like the other continents it has more percipitation in the winter than most of the others. There are two big factors to the climate one is latitudes. Most of the humid subtropical climates are close to a ocean. So, the other big factor is how close it is to a large body of water or a ocean. Those are mainly the factors of the climate