What Is Maritime Climate?

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Maritime climate is a temperate temperature range that coastal regions experience because of the effect of the ocean. Because of its massive size, the ocean does not heat up as fast as rock and soil in the summer, which gives these regions cooler temperatures. Once the ocean does heat up by the end of the summer, it provides the coasts with more heat during the colder months.

In addition to enjoying warmth during the cold months, most maritime climates feature gulf streams that send warm air into the atmosphere. Most maritime climates are also very humid and get a lot of precipitation in the form of fog, mist and rain.