definition of summer

The term summer is used to designate as a qualifying adjective the time of year in which temperatures rise and the climate is warmer. This summer time is commonly known as summer and, depending on the hemisphere, it can happen from December to March or from July to September. Summer is a time that is characterized in general terms by developing the highest summer temperatures, although they can vary very clearly from region to region. Thus, summer as an adjective will be used to designate everything that happens in this period.

Summer is one of people’s favorite seasons of the year because it is usually associated with other phenomena such as a greater number of sunny days, low rainfall, warm temperatures, etc. At the same time, the flowers and trees are fully blossomed and green as a result of the previous passage of spring. Generally speaking, summer is a much less harsh season than winter (its opposite), although in recent years climate change has contributed to making temperatures higher and higher, reaching almost intolerable levels.

However, summer is usually associated with the vacation period, interruption or closing of the school cycle, which means that the majority of the population uses this time to travel or simply to rest because the climate is more pleasant and easier to face what happens at other times of the year. Maritime destinations are the main choice at this time due to the possibility of refreshment and relaxation that they assure their visitors.

While there are exact dates of the year that this season (like all the others) begins and ends, these are nothing more than artificial human conventions used to roughly know what season the region is in. But for science, what determines when summer begins or ends is nothing other than astronomical phenomena such as the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox that mark the beginning and end of the season respectively.