HUMID SUBTROPICAL CLIMATE
(most measurements in Fahrenheit and inches... sorry rest of the world)
Humid Subtropical climate is a very pleasant climate. It stays warm throughout the year. Usually Humid Subtropical is found on the east coasts of continents like you see in the map above in the North America, South America, and China. Large storms that form in the ocean such as hurricanes and cyclones often strike these areas due to their position on the east coast. Humid Subtropical climate has a large variety of plant and animal life.
Where is Humid Subtropical Climate Usually Located?
The Humid Subtropical climate is mostly found on the east coast of continents between 20 degrees and 40 degrees north and south of the equator. The southeast United States is a good example of this climate. Florida and other parts of the South has a Humid Subtropical climate.
What Seasons Does Humid Subtropical Climate Have?
Temperatures usually stay high (above 70 degrees) throughout the year, but cool down for a few months, so there are really only 2 seasons here: summer and winter. However, the winter season is not usually a cold winter. Summer season lasts longer, since Humid Subtropical areas are somewhat near the Equator.
What are the Temperatures like in Humid Subtropical Climate?
Humid Subtropical climate is known for hot, humid summers and mild winters. During the summer, the average temperature is between 70 and 80 degrees. The coldest month usually averages 45-50 degrees. Since Humid Subtropical is found between 20 degrees and 40 degrees latitude, they receive direct sunlight for a large part of the year.
How Much Precipitation Does Humid Subtropical Climate Receive?
Most Humid Subtropical areas receive about 48 inches of rain each year. The rain falls throughout the year. The regularly high temperatures quickly evaporate water, which causes humidity and more precipitation. The high humidity in this region makes summer temperatures feel even hotter. Humid Subtropical areas usually experience strong storms such as tornadoes and hurricanes when colder northern air meets the warm air in Humid Subtropical climate.
What Kinds of Vegetation (Plants) Does Humid Subtropical Climate Have?
The natural vegetation found in Humid Subtropical areas are mainly evergreen trees, bushes, and shrubs. These are not the hardy evergreen trees like pine and spruce. Most of these evergreens are more delicate. The reason many plants here are evergreens is because of the long months of warmth and regular rain. These plants have adapted to the regular climate conditions. Many broad-leaf evergreens such as palm trees and ferns are found here. Many plants can be farmed here since the growing season is sometimes 8 months long.
This is a pictures of a hilly area with several palm trees in the low area.
This is a pictures of Spanish Moss on trees in Georgia, USA.
What Kinds of Animals Does Humid Subtropical Climate Have?
Humid Subtropical supports many types of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Alligators, deer, and panthers can be found in the US. Brazil's subtropical area has the capybara, which is the worlds largest rodent.
This is a picture of an alligator with it's mouth open.
This is a picture of a Florida Panther sitting down.
This is a picture of a Brazilian capybara and three cubs.