Definition of continental climate in English:

continental climate

Syllabification: con·ti·nen·tal cli·mate


  • A relatively dry climate with very hot summers and very cold winters, characteristic of the central parts of Asia and North America.
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    • The animals became extinct at the end of the ice age because the climate changed to a more continental climate, with colder winters and warmer summers, and drier conditions.
    • The inland region has a continental climate with very cold winters, hot, humid summers, and spring and autumn seasons that are often rainy.
    • Burgundy enjoys a continental climate with dry, cold winters and hot, sunny summers.

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