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Old 03-06-2011, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Default Is Rome (Italy) considered sub-tropical?

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Old 03-06-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Looks like a pretty good example or representation of a sub-tropical climate to me temperature-wise.

I've noticed though that people use subtropical often to mean "humid subtropical".
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I'd say yes. Some people would say that you need a humid summer to qualify as subtropical. To me, Mediterranean climate are a subset of subtropical climate.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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I've only ever heard it referred to as a Mediterranean climate, and that itself is a good enough description for me not to feel the need to have an opinion one way or another.
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Rome has I climate I could live with. I visited twice. When I arrived in March 2002 it was 25C (77F) in the city that day. It was much cooler and windier the rest of the week though. But still the average temps are never "too" cold for me in the winter half of the year.

In June-July 2007 I was there and it was endless sunshine and warmth, between 29-32C (85-90F) highs. That is typiucal of the Med climate throughout May - September. So nice. Rome does far better for its latitude than say New York, which is in fact further south.
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I'd say borderline subtropical at best. It is mediterranean for sure but only certain mediterranean climates can qualify as true subtropical. Warm temperate is probably a better description for Rome.
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Impressive that it's only half a degree further south than where I am right now.
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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The Mediterranean climate is a subset of the subtropical climate, so that by default makes Rome (and most of Italy for that matter), a subtropical area.
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Originally Posted by ♪♫♪♪♫♫♪♥ View Post
The Mediterranean climate is a subset of the subtropical climate, so that by default makes Rome (and most of Italy for that matter), a subtropical area.
I don't think this is true. According to Koppen, Victoria, BC and Seattle, WA have a Csb climate which is classified as a "Mediterranean climate" yet I would hardly call these places subtropical.
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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I don't think this is true. According to Koppen, Victoria, BC and Seattle, WA have a Csb climate which is classified as a "Mediterranean climate" yet I would hardly call these places subtropical.
Well if they're Mediterranean climes, then they are subtropical, crazy as it may seem to you.
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