A Mediterranean climate is a climate that is similar to the climate of the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Outside the Mediterranean, one can find this climate only in rather small areas. Generally one can find it on the western coasts of continental landmasses, roughly between latitudes 30° to 45° north and south of the equator.
Besides the Mediterranean Basin, regions which have a Mediterranean climate include much of California between Cape Mendocino and greater Los Angeles, the Western Cape in South Africa, central Chile, southern Western Australia and the coastal areas of central and south-east Australia. these places have a warmer climate than other places.