Talk:Climate of Italy

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Removed possible copyvio[edit]

Two parts of this major addition match [1] (note in particular the "compare the tables" line linking to exactly the same examples even though our Brindisi article doesn't have a climate table); I have removed these parts, but have not attempted to determine whether the rest of the added text was copied from somewhere else.--QuantumEngineer (talk) 08:00, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Climate Data of Italy[edit]

On Wikipedia in Italian language, there is this category with the regional subcategories of the meteorological stations with many climate datas (for example look here). -- (talk) 13:57, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Edits on Cfa and other remarks[edit]

Edit : a lot of approximations in the article. The comparison between winters of Cfa climate and oceanic climate (Paris or London) has no sense because both have mild winters (it depends of the nuances). Snow influence is exagerated. And this climate is not at all continental (too mild winters). Florence is rather mediterranean (dry summers). In fact, the essential mark of Cfa climate is the hot and wet summer. Oceanic climate does not really exist, excepted some local montainous areas. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:15, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Yes, Northern Italy is essentially Humid subtropical. But why is Florence kept as humid subtropical. It seems that it is rather a Mediterranean city ?--XL3 (talk) 17:20, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

I cancelled Florence from humid subtropical: having colder winters thamn Genoa or Rome does not mean it has a climate similar to North Italy! Florence has a kind of "inner-land Mediterranean" climate, with very hot and dry summers, and colder (but not as cold as in the North) winters when frost is not uncommon and a few snowfalls may be seen. Claiming that North Italy winters are "mild" is another mistake: January is as cold as in West Germany or Holland, and the entire season is colder than England or France, comparing it to places located at the same altitude or distance from the sea. Otherwise, we could state that entire West Europe has mild to warm winters (I am serious, West Europe winters are no way as cold as East Europe or Scandinavia ones). Days of snow are often in a lower number, but the average snow fallen in the single day is often higher: a little paradox, since North Italy is someway "protected" by mountain chains by winter, both to north and to south; so the cold air remains trapped (fog and frost are very common) but there are fewer rain/snowfall days. Filippo83 (talk) 14:02, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

It is plain ignorance to call the Italian climate (or even the Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Crimean) as sub-tropical. How can Milan, a city located as north as Montreal be considered as having subtropical climate LOOOOLLLL, while San Francisco (parallel 38 N it never snows), Melbourne (parallel 38 S it never snows) or even Sydney (parallel 34 S what???) are considered to have plain temperate climate????? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:47, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

See humid subtropical climate. Graham87 14:30, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Snow is a regular visitor in Italy, specially in the mountains. In some coastal areas there is little to no snow in some areas, specially by the west coastal areas (west coast areas are always milder and rainier than east coasts due to the westerly winds common in temperate latitudes). In the low areas by the Po valley, rising winds coming up through the Adriatic sea may make the weather milder, while the Alps make a shield against the freezing winds coming from Central / Eastern Europe. However in no way it makes cities like Milan having the kind of sub tropical climate one may find in Eastern Continental latitudes like in the US south, or in Sydney, or in Southern Japan and Shangai, or In Southern Brazil, Uruguay, and the region of Buenos Aires, Argentina, or in eastern/south South Africa (Durban, Port Elisabeth). These are the real subtropical climates located by the parallels 30º / 35º both north and south of the equator. Milan, at paralel 45º north,is much farhter away from the equator. Rome is located above the paralel 40. Snow is rare there, yet it's cold in the winter. Too cold for a subtropical location. If Italy is subtropical, then the whole New Zealand is subtropical too (it does not snow in the coastal areas of New Zealand). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:13, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

The winters in Italy are often colder than in many parts of Britain, Ireland or the Pacific coast of Canada. Italy does not have subtropical climate. Fact. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:39, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

What a mess...[edit]

This article looks like it's written in Fortran, and is pretty much unreferenced. Just does not meet the quality standards to be an article. Ecopetition (talk) 22:52, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

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