Climate United States of America

Climate North America

The United States is divided into five climate zones:

The Atlantic coast, excluding the Gulf Coast and Florida, is characterized by cold winters and warm summers, as well as heavy rainfall, which is generally evenly distributed throughout the year. In the summer, New York and Washington, D.C. have high humidity, hot summers and mostly mild winters. Throughout the year there is heavy rainfall. The area of the Great Plains (the prairies) west of the 100th degree west is high, dry and has strong temperature contrasts. The plateau and mountain zone is also dry, but temperatures and precipitation vary greatly with altitude. The area along the Pacific coast has an oceanic climate with a small temperature gradient from north to south. Precipitation mostly falls in winter. In California the summer is almost rainless

Hawaii has a subtropical climate.

Autumn lasts from September to November and is preferred by many European travellers as the most pleasant time to travel. Especially the dry and warm time of the so called Indian Summer in the west and northwest of the country with the beautiful leaf colouring is very much appreciated # For trips to Florida the winter is also recommended # In California and Hawaii there is a pleasant climate all year round for travellers.


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