continental climate

  1. a climate characterized by hot summers, cold winters, and little rainfall, typical of the interior of a continent

Words Nearby continental climate

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How to use continental climate in a sentence

  • The continents do not penetrate far enough into the arctic zone to develop a pure continental climate in the highest latitudes.

  • Southern and eastern England, however, probably had a dry continental climate.

    Climatic Changes | Ellsworth Huntington
  • We have now only to speak of the great central plateau, the continental climate of Spain, and its productions.

    Spain | Wentworth Webster
  • Incidentally, she would have a conference, in a bright continental climate, and earn some money.

    Mystery at Geneva | Rose Macaulay
  • As compared with a marine climate, a continental climate has a large annual and daily range of temperature.

    Meteorology | Charles Fitzhugh Talman