A temperate climate is one with moderate rainfall spread across the year or portion of the year with sporadic drought, mild to warm summers and cool to cold winters. All of Europe has a temperate climates as well as countries like New Zealand and Southern Canada!
Hi Peter! A temperate climate is simply one that doesn’t have extremes in temperature or precipitation (rainfall/snow) and tends not to have very distinct seasons. Ireland has a temperate maritime climate, meaning it is strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, which maintains fairly steady temperatures all year round. Bad for us in summer, but good in winter!