Humid Subtropical Climate Type
(all measurement in Fahrenheit and inches... sorry rest of the world)
Where is it Usually Located?
The Humid Subtropical climate is found on the east coast of continents between 20o and 40o north and south of the equator. The southeast United States is a good example of this climate. Florida has a Humid Subtropical climate.
What Seasons Does it Have?
Temperatures usually stay high (above 70) 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 a cold winter. Summer season lasts longer, since Humid Subtropical areas are somewhat near the equator.
What are the Temperatures like?
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 20o and 40o latitude, they receive direct sunlight for a large part of the year.
How Much Precipitation Does it Receive?
Most Humid Subtropical areas receive about 48 inches of rain each year. The rain falls throughout the year. The regularly high temperatures evaporate water, which causes humidity and 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.
What Kinds of Vegetation (Plants) Does it 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.
What Kind of Animals Does it Usually 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.