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Ah, gosh.. Is it 20xx with you?

I bet Gwenthia was started somewhere in 2004 or 2005, so we're about 16 years in! However time moves so much slower, and so it's been but a few moons.. [:-}]

The site is fairly robust, but no changes since 2012 basically..

Sadly gwenthia dot org has been seized, copied and use by malware scum, so avoid

Tom Aug 2021

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Gwenthia is an earthlike setting, and the temperature and climate reflect this. To allow for easy comparison by our readers we have used expressly Earth analogues to convey meaning.

The Climate of Gwailan is broadly similar to that Eurasia. The north coast experiences temperatures and weather on a parallel with the Baltic, or slightly cooler, chilled by a cold current running from the east along the north coast of the Sea of Granite. Although the coasts never freeze there is a seasonal risk of drifting ice. Once clear of the north coast this [name] current does not follow the western coast but returns north. The great lakes around the North East may freeze depending on their depth effectively blocking maritime traffic to the inland north east. The east coast of Gwailan benefits from the fading end of a warm current from the tropics, and experiences a climate not dissimilar to the Canadian Pacific Coast or western Europe.

Cromaigne and Spiria are both rather cooler than would be suggested by their latitudes. Menerian in Cromaigne is about the latitude of Madrid, with an expected "Irish" climate, while Montemphis in Spiria is about the latitude of London with an expected "Scottish" climate. Neither island benefits from any warm oceanic currents heading north from the equator, due to the presence of the continent of Lukazia? and the Esserian Archipelago? off to the south-west.

The Climate of Thurian is noticeably warmer since much of the landmass is in the tropics.

AurUrbis has a temperate coastal climate, warm in winter and humid in summer. Temperatures hover around 3-4 degrees Celcius in winter, with occasional snowfall, and rise to an average of 24-26 degrees Celcius in the summer. Autumn sees continued high temperatures combined with high rainfall, Spring is windy and temperatures rise progressively, averaging 12-15 degrees Celcius. The Mountains of Gold have an alpine climate. The New Province has similar weather on the coast, but harsher winters and hotter summer in the wooded hinterland.

Nhi-Tual is drier than might be expected, as is the Quatzaduan coast. This is due to the presence of Sianthor? (the landmass to the-East-South East) which blocks a warm ocean current. This lack of warmth, coupled with the extreme height of the mountains and highlands explains the severe cold of the Meravaenian Plateau, despite the fact it straddles the equator. Gara'dien is at about the latitude of West Africa, but somewhat cooler and drier, lacking a warm coastal current to bring heat and precipitation.

If the south of Thurian is cooled by the lack of warm equatorial water then An Kitai? reaps the benefits, as this "jungle island" luxuriates in the [Kitian] current diverted by Sianthor.

Parkhesh if taken on average is as dry as dust. The south west consists of the arid Red Desert (dotted with oases). Along the north east and north run a chain of mountains which feed rivers to the coast and the hot interior. To the South East is a parched Savanah. The rivers leading inland feed small lakes. The strip of land along the north and east coast is lush with woods and rich pastures. Rivers provide irrigation for the land and terraced farms are common, giving a hanging gardens feel to the coast of Parkhesh.

The western coast of Zathur is blasted by powerful winds, the air is unnaturally hot, and above the Aktalar Wasteland is unbearable throughout the year, these same winds blast across the Zharagal making it warm here throughout the year, although temperatures can plunge below freezing during the winter nights. The north-east of Zathur is more temperate, with hot summers, and cool wetter winters. While the northern coasts are lashed by winds from the Konastorm Sea, this rain settles across the lands of the Tharagax.

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