oceanic climate

Synonyms

maritime climate

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Wikipedia definition:

An "oceanic climate" (also known as "marine", "west coast" and "maritime") is the climate typical of west coasts in higher middle latitudes of continents, and generally features cool summers and cool (but not cold) winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range and few extremes of temperature, with the exception for transitional areas to continental, subarctic or subtropical climates. Summers below 22 °C (72 °F) and winters above −3 °C (27 °F) in mean temperatures are eligible for the classification, resulting in significant differences of characteristics in terms of how the oceanic climate manifests. As a result, heavy snowfall occur in some northerly oceanic areas, especially in coastal Alaska. It typically lacks a dry season, as precipitation is more evenly dispersed throughout the year. It is the predominant climate type across much of North Western Europe, the Pacific Northwest region of the USA and Canada, portions of southwestern South America and small areas of southeast Australia, and New Zealand as well as isolated locations elsewhere. On east coasts of continents, the transition from continental normally goes directly to subtropical due to greater influence from the interior.

Source: Wikipedia - Oceanic climate