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Climate comparison between peninsular Italy and Spain (at the same latitude)

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  • Location: Caserta(ITALY)
  • Location: Caserta(ITALY)

    40th parallel 600/800 m.s.l.m
    madrid 14.5 cuenca 13.1 (900 m.s.l.m) power 11.5 florina 12 kozani 12.9

    40 ° parallel 400/500 m.s.l.m.
    Toledo 15.8 Macomer 13.8 Matera 14.9

    39th coastal parallel
    valencia 18.3 palm 18.2 cagliari 17.2 Lamezia 16.2 crotone 16.2 arta 17.2

    39 ° internal parallel 0/200 m.s.l.m.
    Badajoz 17.1 cosenza 15.8 larissa 15.4

    39 ° parallel 600/800 m.s.l.m.
    Albacete 14.3 Perdasdefogu 13.6 ioannina 14.2 (500 m.s.l.m.)

    38th coastal parallel
    alicante 18.3 palermo 18.3 messina 18.8 athens 18.5 (severely affected by an urban heat island that raises its averages by at least 1 ° C)

    37th parallel 600/900 m.s.l.m
    granada 15.7 enna 13.7 (900 m.s.l.m.) ragusa 14.7 (located at 500 m.s.l.m.) tripoli 14.1

    37th coastal parallel
    Huelva 18.2 almeria 19.1 freezes 17.6 syracuse 18.1 Kalamata 17.8

    37 ° internal parallel 0/200 m.s.l.m.
    seville 19.2 murcia 18.6 catania 17.6 sparta 17.3

    36th coastal parallel
    cadiz 18.6 Gibraltar 18.6 malaga 18.5 spadaro cozzo 18.5 kythira 17.6

    At latitudes above 41 ° the Italian localities have annual averages very similar to those in Spain, if not higher in some cases.
    this is due to generally warmer summers in Italy above this latitude, and similar winters.

    Usually below the 41st parallel the Iberian localities have annual averages higher than the Italian and Greek ones.
    Exceptions are some Sicilian localities that hold up the comparison thanks to particularly mild lows especially in the cold semester, such as Messina, Palermo and Capo Sparrow.
    The coastal areas generally enjoy milder winters, while the Spanish inland areas enjoy warmer summers.

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  • Location: Sassari
  • Location: Sassari

    Spain and peninsular Italy have different rainfall distribution by month. In peninsular Italy the two wettest months are usually November and December, so we can define a late-autumn peak, while in Spain November is drier than October and September. In Spain the spring is wetter than winter, we can observe a secondary minimum in late-winter (February and March), before a rainfall growth in April and May, while in Southern Italy, in the second part of spring, the amount of rainfall begins to decrease, before the usual summer drought 

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