Permaculture Tip of the Day – Defining Climate Regions

One of the first factors to consider when designing and consulting on properties is what climate are we in. Climates are broken down first into three major categories. Tropics, Temperate, and Arid. Each climate then is usually split between humid or dry, and from there split into sub climates. An easy guide to follow for finding your major climate region is:
Tropical – No month under 64 degrees fahrenheit (18 degrees celcius) average temperature.
Temperate – Coldest months below 32 degrees fahrenheit (0 degrees celsius), warmest months above 50 degrees fahrenheit (10 degrees celsius) average temperature.
Arid – Average rainfall is 19.5 inches (50 centimeters) or less.

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