CLIMATE TERMINOLOGY

TEMPERATURE

A) Torrid: Average daily temperature of 30C (85F), with an normal range of 15 to 50C (60 to 120F). The absolute range is 10 to 55C (50 to 130F).

B) Hot: Average daily temperature of 20C (70F), with an normal range of 10 to 25C (50 to 80F). The absolute range is 0 to 45C (30 to 115F).

C) Warm: Average daily temperature of 15C (60F), with an normal range of 5 to 20C (40 to 70F). The absolute range is -5 to 35C (25 to 95F).

D) Moderate:  Average daily temperature of 10C (50F), with an normal range of 0 to 20C (30 to 70F). The absolute range is -10 to 30C (15 to 85F).

E) Cool: Average daily temperature of 5C (40F), with an normal range of 0 to 15C (30 to 60F). The absolute range is -15 to 30C (5 to 85F).

F) Cold: Average daily temperature of 0C (30F), with an normal range of -5 to 10C (25 to 50F). The absolute range is -25 to 20C (-15 to 70F).

G) Frigid: Average daily temperature of -5C (25F), with an normal range of -15 to 5C (25 to 40F). The absolute range is -40 to 20C (-40 to 55F).

 

PRECIPITATION

1) Arid: Very infrequent and sparse precipitation (less than 10% chance).

2) Dry: Infrequent and/or sparse precipitation (10-20% chance).

3) Average: Average frequency and amount of precipitation (20-30% chance).

4) Humid: Frequent and/or heavy precipitation (30-50%).

5) Wet: Very frequent and heavy precipitation (50-70% chance).

6) None: No measurable precipitation.