of or relating to climate.
(of ecological phenomena) due to climate rather than to soil or topography.

Also cli·mat·i·cal, cli·mat·al [klahy-mi-tl] /ˈklaɪ mɪ tl/.

Origin of climatic

First recorded in 1820–30; climate + -ic
Related formscli·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbsub·cli·mat·ic, adjective
Can be confusedclimactic climatic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for climatically

Historical Examples of climatically

  • The range was the Puilboreaux Mountains which climatically divide the island into the north and south.


    J. Dryden Kuser

  • Climatically, the Mesa Verde is arid; precipitation averaged 18.41 inches per year for a period of 37 years.

  • San Remo and the Western Riviera, climatically and medically considered.

  • It is, as it were, climatically insulated,—a sort of island on land.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts

    Helen Hunt Jackson

  • It is climatically of the southland, but its industry and its influences have been greatly northern.

Word Origin and History for climatically



1828, from climate + -ic. There is a 1650 citation for climatical in OED. Related: Climatically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper