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definition of summer

Season that runs between spring and autumn and is characterized by heat and long days

Summer is one of the four seasons of the year that elapses between spring and autumn and is characterized by the heat that predominates in it, that is, temperatures easily exceed 25 degrees, and it also stands out because the days are they make the nights longer and shorter. This will imply that when we normally get up, at eight in the morning, to put a sock on, it is already fully daylight, while in the fall and even more so in the winter, at that time it is just dawn.

Meanwhile, with regard to the end of the day, during the summer and on a sunny day, at eight o'clock in the evening it will still be daytime, while, in the winter, the season that opposes itself, at that time already it is totally dark.

The most precious station

Due to these characteristics that distinguish it, predominant warmth in the temperatures and this lengthening of the days, summer is the season preferred by most of the people. Now, this does not imply that there are no fans of winter or autumn, much less, but they are more who choose summer and spring because they make them want to leave their homes, either very early in the morning or late. at night because it is day and it is not cold.

Vacation time!

Another issue that makes summer very popular is the fact that it is the time of year in which people go on vacation from their jobs and also the students do the same from school and then with family or friends organize trips with beach destinations to enjoy the beach and the heat that this season brings as an essential feature.

Formally, it will begin, in the northern hemisphere, on June 21 and end on September 21, while in the southern hemisphere, the same season will occur between December 21 and March 21, although, generally, it is considered that it develops in the entire months of December, January and February, in the southern hemisphere, and during June, July and August, in the northern hemisphere, because it is in these where the heat is most acute.

Salient features

The main indications that summer is beginning are: that temperatures start to get higher and higher, for example, accustomed to an average of 20 ° in the previous season, the spring, in the summer the temperatures will settle down between 30 °, even exceeding these marks; the days begin to stretch, dawning very, very early and dusk almost at lunchtime.

While, the solar rays that will present a lower inclination during the summer they are responsible for this rise in temperatures.

Origin of the term

The origin of the term is Latin, it comes from the concept veranum tempus, which far back in time was widely used by the Romans to refer to the time of year, between the end of spring and the effective beginning of summer, in which temperatures increased considerably, which generated flowering and greening. of fields and valleys.

Some other indicators that tell us that summer has arrived in different parts of the planet are that people go on vacation en masse to those destinations that offer beach and sea. And those who cannot or do not want to congregate around the sea do so mostly around the pools to cool off from the high temperatures.

Dry season

On the other hand, In the American intertropical zones, the term summer is often used to refer to the dry seasonThe most recurrent thermal connotation that is attributed to the term has disappeared, because it develops at the time when the low sun predominates, with average temperatures, with the frequency of really very low rainfall.