::Temperate climate


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The different geographical zones
World map with temperate zones highlighted in green

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}} In geography, temperate or tepid latitudes of Earth lie between the tropics and the polar regions.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The temperatures in these regions are generally relatively moderate, rather than extremely hot or cold, and the changes between summer and winter are also usually moderate.

However, in certain areas, such as Asia and central North America, the variations between summer and winter can be extreme because these areas are far away from the sea, causing them to have a continental climate. In regions traditionally considered tropical, localities at high altitudes (e.g. parts of the Andes) may have a temperate climate.

Temperate climate sections
Intro  Zones and climate   See also   References  

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