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mesothermal climate A climatic type with moderate temperatures, known most commonly in Europe (e.g. in the Köppen classification) as a warm-temperate rainy climate having a coldest month with temperatures of −3°C to +18°C and a warmest month above +10°C. Such climates are found typically in latitudes 30–45°C. The Thornthwaite classification defines this type according to evapotranspiration and moisture budget.

mesothermal climate

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mesothermal climate Climatic type with moderate temperatures, known most commonly in Europe, e.g. in the Köppen classification, as a warm-temperate rainy climate having a coldest month with temperatures of −3 °C to +18°C and a warmest month above +10°C. Such climates are found typically in latitudes 30–45°. The Thornthwaite classification defines this type according to evapotranspiration and moisture budget.

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