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Australia

Information on Australian climate zones can be found at the YourHome website.

Australia - arid
This zone crosses Australia from coastal Western Australia to the Great Dividing Range in the East. It includes all the desert area, Kalgoorlie, Alice Springs and dry inland areas of Queensland.
Australia - cool/mountain
Mild or warm summer. Cold winter with frosts. Includes high areas of the New South Wales Northern Tablelands (Armidale,Guyra,Glen Innes), Southern Tablelands, Canberra/ACT, and most of Tasmania.
Australia - sub-tropical
Warm humid summer (average January maximum temperature < 30 degrees C). Mild dry winter. Includes the eastern seaboard from Brisbane south through Coffs Harbour to Sydney. Coastal WA from approx Geraldton to Canarvon
Australia - temperate
Warm summer (average January maximum < 30 degrees C), cool winter. Includes inland Queensland, New South Wales tablelands and coastal region south of Sydney, and much of southern coastal Australia from Melbourne, Adelaide through to Perth.
Australia - tropical
Hot humid summer (average January maximum temperature > 30 degrees C). Warm winter. Extends across the north of Australia from Canarvon through Port Hedland, Broome, Darwin, Cairns, and south to Rockhampton.

Canada

Canada - Zone 2a Sub-Arctic
Sub-Arctic - Short, hot summers (July average maximums up to 30-35 C, depending on location) with long days, winters cold to very cold depending on location. Found in the southern agricultural areas of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, western and central Ontario, central Quebec, elevated areas of northern New Brunswick and parts of southern Labrador.
Canada - Zone 2b Sub-Arctic
Sub-Arctic - Short, hot summers (July average maximums up to 30-35 C, depending on location) with long days, winters cold to very cold depending on location. Includes much of central Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, western and central Ontario north of Lake Superior, Quebec north of the St. Lawrence, elevated areas of northern New Brunswick and parts of southern Labrador.
Canada - Zone 3a Temperate Short Summer
Temperate - Short, warm summers (average July maximum < 30 C) with long days, winters cold to very cold depending on location. Found in Alberta from the Lethbridge area south, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in small areas near the U.S. border, parts of western and south-central Ontario, Quebec along the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, northern New Brunswick and southern Labrador.
Canada - Zone 3b Temperate Warm Summer
Temperate - Warm summer (average July maximum < 30 C), winters cold but variable, depending on proximity to water. Includes southern Alberta near the U.S. Border, small sections of southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Ontario north of the Great Lakes, southern Quebec north of the St Lawrence River, and north-central New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Frost danger in early/late season.
Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer
Temperate - Warm summer (average July maximum < 30 C), winters cold but variable, depending on proximity to water. Locations include British Columbia's Interior, southern Ontario, southern Quebec along the St Lawrence River and Gaspe Peninsula, north-central New Brunswick, and north-central Newfoundland. Frost danger in early/late season.
Canada - Zone 4b Temperate Warm Summer
Temperate - Warm summer (average July maximum < 30 C), winters cold with occasional mild periods. Locations include inland in southern British Columbia, southern Quebec, central New Brunswick, and central Newfoundland. Frost dates can be erratic in early/late season.
Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer
Temperate - Warm summer (average July maximum < 30 C), winters cold with mild periods. Locations include inland in southern British Columbia, inland on Ontario's Niagara Peninsula, parts of Quebec near the Ontario border, southwestern New Brunswick, elevated areas of Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland's south coast. Frost dates can be erratic in early/late season.
Canada - Zone 5b Temperate Warm Summer
Temperate - Warm summer (average July maximum < 30 C), winters cold with mild periods. Locations include inland in southern British Columbia, inland on Ontario's Niagara Peninsula, southern New Brunswick, and the interior of Nova Scotia. Frost dates can be erratic in early/late season.
Canada - Zone 6a Temperate Warm Summer
Temperate - Warm summer (average July maximum < 30 C), mild winters with many frost-free days. Found in coastal areas of Nova Scotia and parts of Ontario's Niagara Peninsula, southern Ontario near the Great Lakes, as well as coastal British Columbia.
Canada - Zone 6b Temperate Warm Summer
Temperate - Warm summer (average July maximum < 30 C), mild winters with many frost-free days. Found in southern areas of Nova Scotia and Ontario's Niagara Peninsula, southern Ontario near the Great Lakes, as well as parts of coastal British Columbia.
Canada - Zone 7a Mild Temperate
Mild Temperate - Cool summer (average July maximum < 20 C), mild, rainy winters. Found inland along the southern coast of British Columbia, inland on Vancouver Island and some parts of the Gulf Islands.
Canada - Zone 7b Mild Temperate
Mild Temperate - Moderate summer temperatures (average July maximum < 20 C), mild, rainy winters. Found on the southern coast of British Columbia, as well as coastal regions of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
Canada - Zone 8a Mild Temperate
Mild Temperate - Warm summer (average July maximum < 30 C), mild, rainy winters. Found only on the southern coast of British Columbia, from the U.S. Border north to approximately Powell River.

New Zealand

New Zealand - cool/mountain
Warm summer. Cold winter with frosts. Taupo, parts of Waikato in shadow of the mountains, Wairarapa. Areas near Mount Taranaki. Inland areas of Otago, Canterbury and all Southern Lakes area
New Zealand - sub-tropical
Warm summer. Mild winter with rare frost.Auckland,Northland, Coromandel and east coast areas to Tauranga and Mount Maunganui excluding inland areas which have frequent frosts.
New Zealand - temperate
Warm summer, cool wet winter. Occasional frosts. North Island - Hamilton, Taranaki ( except mountain areas) and western coastal areas as far as Wellington. Rotorua and all east coast areas from Bay of plenty south. South Island - Nelson and West coast areas south to Greymouth . Picton and including Marlborough along the east coast, south through Christchurch, Dunedin to Invercargill.

South Africa

South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical
Dry Summer Sub-tropical - Warm temperate, typical Mediterranean-type climate with dry,warm sub-tropical summer (normally above 10 degrees C). Cool, wet winter. Confined to the South Western Cape and western part of the Southern Cape.
South Africa - Humid sub-tropical
Warm temperate region including most of the East coast, the Garden Route, and Eastern lowveld. Typified by the humid KZN coastal region, which is very hot and humid in summer (average 18 degrees C).
South Africa - Semi-arid
Semi-arid - Dry and hot in summer. Cold, often with frost in winter. Includes most of the northern part of the Eastern Cape, including the Klein Karoo, the Great Karoo and Northern Cape, as well as some of the northern West Coast towards Namibia.
South Africa - Summer rainfall
Summer Rainfall - Hot summer and cold winter with frost in some parts. Includes most of Gauteng and Limpopo Province, the Free State highveld, Mpumalanga highveld, North West and Northern Provinces, and the KZN Midlands.

United Kingdom

Find your regional climate zone at the Met Office website

United Kingdom - cool/temperate
North and West areas but some variation in coastal areas affected by the Gulf Stream.
United Kingdom - warm/temperate
South and Eastern areas.

USA

Find your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone by entering your ZIP code at the USDA Plant Hardiness website

USA - Zone 2a
Continental Subarctic and Alpine Climates - Short summers and cold winters. Northern and Central Alaska except for the West Coast as well as parts of southern Alaska; mountainous areas in Montana and Wyoming
USA - Zone 2b
Continental Subarctic and Alpine Climates - Short summers and cold winters, though slightly milder than 2a. Northern and Central Alaska except for the West Coast as well as parts of southern Alaska; mountainous areas in Montana and Wyoming; northern North Dakota, Minnesota; microclimates in Colorado
USA - Zone 3a
Crosses semiarid steppe, alpine and humid continental (cool summer) climates. West coast of northern Alaska, microclimates in interior Alaska, large parts of southern and western Alaska (except for the coasts); Microclimates in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire; much of northern Maine; western Wisconsin, northern Minnesota, northern North Dakota and Montana; mountainous microclimates in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado
USA - Zone 3b
Crosses semiarid steppe, alpine and humid continental (cool summer) climates. West coast of northern Alaska, microclimates in interior Alaska, large parts of southern and western Alaska (except for the coasts); Microclimates in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire; much of northern Maine; western Wisconsin, northern Minnesota, northern North Dakota and Montana; mountainous microclimates in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado
USA - Zone 4a
Crosses semiarid steppe, alpine and humid continental (cool summer) climates. Southwest coast of Alaska, most of southern Alaska including some of the coast; microclimates in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire; much of northern Maine; western Wisconsin, northern Minnesota, northern North Dakota and Montana; mountainous microclimates in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado
USA - Zone 4b
Crosses semiarid steppe, alpine and humid continental (cool summer) climates. Parts of southern Alaska; microclimates in central Idaho and mountainous regions of Nevada, Utah, and Colorado; large areas of Wyoming; areas of western Montana and microclimates in eastern Montana; most of South Dakota; parts of northern Nebraska; southern Minnesota; parts of northern Iowa; west and central Wisconsin as well as parts of northern Wisconsin; northern Michigan; areas of northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine
USA - Zone 5a
Crosses semiarid steppe, alpine and humid continental (cool summer) and humid continental (warm summer) climates. Coastal and moderately inland areas of Alaska; parts of northern Washington; microclimates in mountainous areas of Oregon, California, Nevada, and Utah; most of eastern Idaho; eastern and central Utah; Central and eastern Wyoming; parts of southern Montana; mountainous areas in central Colorado and parts of northeastern Colorado; southern South Dakota; central and northern Nebraska; central and northern Iowa; southern and central Wisconsin with some areas of north; far northwest Illinois; northern Michigan; southwest, central, and northeast New York; part of Northern Pennsylvania; south and west Vermont; central New Hampsire; southern Maine; mountainous microclimate in West Virginia
USA - Zone 5b
Crosses semiarid steppe, alpine and humid continental (cool summer) and humid continental (warm summer) climates. Coastal and moderately inland areas of Alaska; parts of northern Washington; microclimates in mountainous areas of Oregon, California, Nevada, and Utah; parts of central and much of eastern Colorado; southern Nebraska; far northern Kansas; far northern Missouri; southern Iowa; north and central Illinois; northeast Indiana; central Michigan with microclimates north and east; microclimates in central and north Ohio; far eastern West Virginia; central and north Pennsylvania; southern and central New York; northwestern Connecticut; west and central Massachusetts; southern New Hampshire; coastal Maine
USA - Zone 6a
Crosses areas of midlatitude desert and semiarid steppe but is mostly in humid continental (warm summer) areas. Coastal Alaska; microclimates in Washington; northern Idaho; central and eastern Oregon; microclimates in California and Nevada; areas of central and eastern Utah; far western and southwest Colorado; areas of central Arizona; western and northern New Mexico; southeast Colorado; central Kansas; central Missouri; south-central Illinois; southern Indiana; microclimates in northern and south-central Kentucky; most of Ohio; far western North Carolina; eastern and central West Virginia; microclimates in Virginia; southwest and central Pennsylvania; southern New York; much of Connecticut; Rhode Island; eastern Massechusetts; far southeastern New Hampshire; islands of Maine
USA - Zone 6b
Crosses areas of midlatitude desert and semiarid steppe but is mostly in humid continental (warm summer) and humid subtropical climates. Coastal Alaska; central Washington; areas of northern Oregon with microclimates south and east; microclimates in California and Nevada; north west Utah and microclimates throughout the state; areas of northeastern Arizona; areas of northwestern and central New Mexico; far western Colorado; far northern Texas; far northern Okahoma; southern Kansas; southern Missouri; far northern Arkansas; southern Missouri; southern Illinois; far southwest Indiana; central and north Kentucky; far northern Tennessee; far western North Carolina; western Virginia; southwest West Virginia; far southwest Pennsylvania; central and eastern Pennsylvania; far northern Maryland; north-west New York and far southeast New York; Connecticut; Rhode Island; far southeast Massachusetts
USA - Zone 7a
Crosses areas of midlatitude desert and semiarid steppe but is mostly in humid continental (warm summer) and humid subtropical climates. Areas of coastal Alaska; microclimates throughout Washington, large areas of southeastern Washington; northern Oregon; microclimates of Idaho and Utah; western Nevada; microclimates in California; north-central Arizona; microclimates throughout New Mexico and a large area of east central New Mexico; northern Texas through the panhandle; central Oklahoma; northern Arkansas; far southeast Missori; furthest southern Illinois; southwestern Kentucky; central and Northern Tennessee; far northern Georgia; far western North Carolina; central Virginia; far southern Maryland; Deleware; most of New Jersey; microclimates in far southern Pennsylvania; coastal New York
USA - Zone 7b
Crosses areas of midlatitude desert and semiarid steppe but is mostly in humid subtropical climates. Almost all of southern coastal Alaska; microclimates in California and Nevada; parts of southern Utah; central and northern Arizona; southern New Mexico with microclimates central and to the far northwest; western and north-central Texas; southern Oklahoma; central Arkansas; far southwest and south Tennessee; northern Mississippi; northern Alabama; northern Georgia; far northern South Carolina; west and north North Carolina; far southern Virginia; coastal Delaware
USA - Zone 8a
Crosses areas of mediterranean climate, midlatitude desert and semiarid steppe but is mostly in humid subtropical climates. Western Washington and Oregon; north and central California; southern Nevada with microclimates to the west; southern Utah with microclimate in Salt Lake City; areas of northern, central, and southeastern Arizona; southern New Mexico; central Texas; southern Arkansas; far northern Louisiana; central to southern Mississippi; south and central Alabama; central Georgia; central and northern South Carolina; southern and coastal North Carolina; coastal Virginia
USA - Zone 8b
Crosses areas of mediterranean climate, midlatitude desert and semiarid steppe but is mostly in humid subtropical climates. Coastal Washington; western Oregon; microclimates in California and large areas of southern California; far southern Nevada; areas in central Arizona; microclimates in southern Utah and southern New Mexico; south-central Texas; central Louisiana; southern Mississippi; far southern Alabama; northern Florida; southern Georgia; coastal South Carolina; central coast of North Carolina
USA - Zone 9a
Crosses areas of marine west coast, Mediterranean, and midlatitude desert climates, but is mostly in humid subtropical climate areas. Coastal Oregon; western California (except the coast) and eastern California; small areas of southern Nevada including Las Vegas; large areas of western and southern Arizona; microclimates in southern New Mexico; southwest Texas, southern Texas and the coast east of Houston; southern Louisiana; coastal Alabama; the coast of the Florida panhandle, north-central Florida; the southern and central Georgia coast; microclimate in Charleston, South Carolina
USA - Zone 9b
Crosses areas of marine west coast, Mediterranean, and midlatitude desert climates, but is mostly in humid subtropical climate areas. Far south coast of Oregon; most of coastal and central California; far southern Nevada; western and south-central Arizona; far southern and coastal Texas; coastal Louisiana and microclimate around New Orleans; central Florida including part of the east and west coasts.
USA - Zone 10a
Crosses areas of Mediterranean and midlatitude desert climates, but is mostly in humid subtropical climate areas. Interior Hawaiian islands. Coastal California particularly in the San Francisco bay area and the south coast except for Los Angeles metro; areas on either side of the California-Arizona border; microclimates in southern Arizona; far south Texas coast around Brownsville; south-central Florida including both coasts but not the furthest southern reaches.
USA - Zone 10b
Crosses areas of Mediterranean, desert steppe, midlatitude desert, and humid continental (warm summer) climates. Interior Hawaiian Islands. Los Angeles, California metro area with microclimates on the southeastern border; far southern Florida except for eastern Miami and the Keys.
USA - Zone 11a
Crosses areas of Mediterranean and Tropical Wet/Dry climates. Middle Interior Hawaiian islands. Most islands off the far southern California coast; furthest southern Florida including Miami and parts of the Keys.
USA - Zone 11b
Tropical Wet/Dry climates. Most of the Florida keys. Interior Hawaiian Islands towards the coast.
USA - Zone 12a
Tropical Wet/Dry climates. Mostly mid-interior to coastal Hawaiian Islands.
USA - Zone 12b
Tropical Wet/Dry climates. Mostly mid-interior to coastal Hawaiian Islands.
USA - Zone 13a
Tropical Wet/Dry climates. Coastal Hawaiian Islands.
USA - Zone 13b
Tropical Wet/Dry climates. Coastal Hawaiian Islands.


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