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Sotagnà, Nova Calabria

Posted by dsilcott on 17 November 2019 in English (English)

I've been trying to get an idea of the potential weather conditions/climate of the southern half of Nova Calabria, specifically, the state of Sotagnà as well as the mountains in Sotagnà and the southern half of the country. Nova Calabria sits just north of the southern tropic, which i'm imagining the entire country would fall into the humid-subtropical (cfa) and maybe a tropical-monsoon climate (am) in the northern coastal areas. My question I guess is how extreme could the weather get? I'm picturing that due to winds and the water, the western half of the area would be slightly cooler;

December - H: 88 L: 75 January - H: 91 L: 77 Feb - H: 87 L: 78 March - H: 84 L:75 April - H: 80 L: 71 May - H: 76 L: 69 June - H: 69 L: 58 July - H: 66 L: 54 August - H: 72 L: 59 September - H: 77 L: 63 October - H: 81 L: 65 November - H: 84 L: 69

and the eastern half would see temperatures an average of 5 degrees warmer on the eastern half. But the reason i'm asking is because humid subtropical has a pretty expansive definition and I have very few nations around me to gauge the temperatures. Lexington Kentucky and Orland Florida are both humid subtropical but Lexington is lucky to see 50 degrees in the january while orland florida is generally in the 60s to 70s during the winter. I have marked specifically the western side of the state and the answers I see will help me decide on the southern half the mountains as well if any form of snowfall would be appropriate in the mountains (not yet mapped as far down in Sotagnà)

Location: -22.693, 25.208

Comment from dsilcott on 17 November 2019 at 18:56

I worded it wrong when I said I don't have nations around me. I don't have nations around me who have given their areas specific climates or readings on temperatures, such as San Marcos to the north of me or the nations south of me.

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Comment from austinhuang on 18 November 2019 at 00:53

This climate proposal (with IRL cities to refer to) is more widely accepted on this globe.

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Comment from iiEarth on 18 November 2019 at 05:52

Why are you already thinking of such detailed climate when you have barely mapped in the subdivision? I would recommend shaping the subdivisions first (coastline, natural features, cities) before doing such.

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Comment from Aiki on 18 November 2019 at 10:43

Hi dsilcott, I'm not sure the western half would necessarily get cooler.

Where your country stands, winds would mostly blow (though rather weakly) from the east, or more precisely, south east, due to the topography of strait. I've made an attempt last year to draw ocean currents but kind of give up going on with climates due to the lack of information on countries' relief. That may give you some info. The sea around your country is more or less enclosed. Depending on your country topo, you may get some influence from Jamaica for example.

You lie north of the Capricorn which would be south of the Cancer in the Caribbean, so dig some info from that part of the world: look at the rivers, lakes in terms of width, length so that you'll get inspiration for mapping your country, drawing the coasts, placing cities, towns, guessing where people lives and subdivide your country accordingly. I would discard snowfall, except if you have mountains reaching some 5,000m (~16k feet) where it would only snow at the very top, and still, you would kind of have to explain why such high mountains are present there.

Last, Calabria being the region at the heel of the Italian boot, I'm not that sure that "New Calabria" is entirely compliant with OGF rules of naming.

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Comment from dsilcott on 18 November 2019 at 19:50

Thanks guys. I'm really only doing it early so I can go in and map accordingly but I don't know enough about how far up mountains would need to go in a tropical type climate. I don't plan to exceed 3-4k feet but if I could get snow that low or even a tree line, I would map that mainly to help later on. Calabria is just a name for now, I'll probably base a new name eventually on somewhere in Ispellia.

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Comment from iiEarth on 18 November 2019 at 22:10

Actually, it is ideal to map the area first so that you can then see how the region was made and see how the weather could influence the region

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