Question

Which of the following statements concerning Mediterranean climatic region are correct?
1. It is found in the latitude range northern and southern hemisphere
2. Mediterranean climate experiences extreme temperature conditions
3. In Mediterranean climate, rainfall occurs mainly during summer season
4. In Mediterranean climate, rainfall is mainly due to Westerlies
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A

1, 2 and 4

B

1 and 4 only

C

1, 2 and 3

D

3 and 4

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Correct option is B)

The Mediterranean climate is usually characterized by rainy winters and dry, warm to hot summers. The regions are between roughly 30 and 45 degrees north and south of the equator. The weather in the region is very dry, stable, and pleasant. Mediterranean climates receive around 20 inches of annual (yearly) rainfall. The main controlling factor over the characteristics of the dry summer subtropical climate is the alternating influence of the subtropical high in summer and Westerlies during the winter.

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