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Mediterranean climate

Mediterranean climate is a type of climate associated with the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, but also found in southern California, central Chile, and parts of Australia. Summers are hot and sunny, averaging 25°C (77°F) or more; winters are mild, ranging from 5°C to 15°C (41°–57°F). Summers are very dry but winters can be quite wet, with up to 600 millimeters (24inches) of rainfall, some of which come as thunderstorms at the end of the summer.

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