The One Minute Geographer: Some Key Facts About Portugal’s Climate

Portugal has what geographers call ‘Mediterranean climate,’ and ‘Mediterranean vegetation,’ even though no part of Portugal touches the Mediterranean Sea! (Map above.) The main characteristics of this type of climate are hot summers in the south; warm summers in the north; (map below) summer drought, and rain concentrated in winter.

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Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer with a featured series: This Fragile Earth, and a book review series: Great Translations

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Jim Fonseca

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Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer with a featured series: This Fragile Earth, and a book review series: Great Translations

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