Stanthorpe Climate

Subtropical highland variety (Cwb) Stanthorpe Geography and climate

Stanthorpe climate

The subtropical highland variety of the oceanic climate exists in elevated portions of the world that are either within the tropics or subtropics, though it is typically found in mountainous locations in some tropical countries. Despite the latitude, the higher altitudes of these regions mean that the climate tends to share characteristics with oceanic climates, though it also tends to experience noticeably drier weather during the "low-sun" season.

In locations outside the tropics, other than the drying trend in the winter, subtropical highland climates tend to be essentially identical to an oceanic climate, with mild summers and noticeably cooler winters, plus, in some instances, some snowfall. At least one month's average temperature is below 18 °C (64 °F).

This type of climate exists in parts of east, south and south-eastern Africa, some mountainous areas across southern Europe, sections of mountainous North, Central and South America, some mountainous areas across Southeast Asia, higher elevations of the southern Appalachians, and parts of the Himalayas. It also occurs in a few areas of Australia, although average high temperatures during summers tend to be higher and the climate drier than is typical of subtropical highland Climates, with maximums sometimes exceeding 40 °C (104 °F).

28.6667° S, 151.9500° E +8° = 36.7° S

It can get cold in Winter and in 2015 we were fortunate to have a dumping of magical snow (like not seen since 1984):

permaculture snow in QLD