Spring (season)

Colorful spring garden flowers

Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. There are various technical definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. At the spring equinox, days are approximately 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses.

Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. Subtropical and tropical areas have climates better described in terms of other seasons, e.g. dry or wet, monsoonal or cyclonic. Often, cultures have locally defined names for seasons which have little equivalence to the terms originating in Europe. Spring is the time when many plants begin to grow and flower.

Meteorological reckoning

Meteorologists generally define four seasons in many climatic areas: spring, summer, autumn (fall) and winter. These are demarcated by the values of their average temperatures on a monthly basis, with each season lasting three months. The three warmest months are by definition summer, the three coldest months are winter and the intervening gaps are spring and autumn. Spring, when defined in this manner, can start on different dates in different regions.

In most Northern Hemisphere temperate locations, spring months are March, April and May, although differences exist from country to country. [1] (Summer is June, July, August; autumn is September, October, November; winter is December, January, February.) Most Southern Hemisphere temperate locations have opposing seasons with spring in September, October and November.

Swedish meteorologists define the beginning of spring as the first occasion on which the average daytime temperature exceeds zero degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days, thus the date varies with latitude and elevation. [2] In Australia and New Zealand, spring conventionally begins on 1 September and ends 30 November. [3]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Lente
Alemannisch: Frühling
አማርኛ: ፀደይ
Ænglisc: Lencten
Аҧсшәа: Ааҧын
العربية: ربيع
aragonés: Primavera
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܬܕܐܐ
armãneashti: Prumuvearâ
asturianu: Primavera
Avañe'ẽ: Arapoty
Aymar aru: Phanchiri
azərbaycanca: Yaz
تۆرکجه: یاز
Bân-lâm-gú: Chhun
башҡортса: Яҙ
беларуская: Вясна
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Вясна
भोजपुरी: बसंत
български: Пролет
Boarisch: Fruajoa
བོད་ཡིག: དཔྱིད།
brezhoneg: Nevezamzer
català: Primavera
Чӑвашла: Çуркунне
čeština: Jaro
Cymraeg: Gwanwyn
dansk: Forår
Deutsch: Frühling
dolnoserbski: Nalěśe
eesti: Kevad
Ελληνικά: Άνοιξη
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Premavèira
эрзянь: Тундо
español: Primavera
Esperanto: Printempo
estremeñu: Primavera
euskara: Udaberri
فارسی: بهار
føroyskt: Vár
français: Printemps
Frysk: Maitiid
furlan: Vierte
Gaeilge: Earrach
Gaelg: Arragh
galego: Primavera
хальмг: Хавр
한국어:
Հայերեն: Գարուն
हिन्दी: वसंत
hornjoserbsce: Nalěćo
hrvatski: Proljeće
Ilokano: Primabera
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: প্রিমাভেরা
Bahasa Indonesia: Musim semi
interlingua: Primavera
Interlingue: Verne
Ирон: Уалдзæг
íslenska: Vor
italiano: Primavera
עברית: אביב
Basa Jawa: Mangsa semi
Kapampangan: Kasibul
ქართული: გაზაფხული
kaszëbsczi: Zymk
қазақша: Көктем
коми: Тулыс
Kreyòl ayisyen: Prentan (sezon)
Kurdî: Bihar
Кыргызча: Жаз
кырык мары: Шошым
лакку: Инт
лезги: Гатфар
Latina: Ver
latviešu: Pavasaris
Lëtzebuergesch: Fréijoer
lietuvių: Pavasaris
Livvinkarjala: Kevät
lumbaart: Primaéra
magyar: Tavasz
मैथिली: वसन्त
македонски: Пролет
Malagasy: Lohataona
മലയാളം: വസന്തം
मराठी: वसंत
მარგალური: აფუნი
مازِرونی: باهار
Bahasa Melayu: Musim bunga
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Chŭng-tiĕng
မြန်မာဘာသာ: နွေဦး
Nāhuatl: Xoxopan
Nederlands: Lente
Nedersaksies: Leinte
Nēhiyawēwin / ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ: Estakok miroskamin
नेपाली: वसन्त
नेपाल भाषा: वसन्त
日本語:
Napulitano: Primmavera
Nordfriisk: Wos
Norfuk / Pitkern: Spring
norsk: Vår
norsk nynorsk: Vår
Nouormand: Renouvé
occitan: Prima
олык марий: Шошо
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Bahor
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਬਸੰਤ
پنجابی: ربیع
پښتو: پسرلی
Перем Коми: Тулыс
polski: Wiosna
português: Primavera
Ripoarisch: Vröschjoohr
română: Primăvară
Runa Simi: Ch'iraw mit'a
русский: Весна
саха тыла: Саас
संस्कृतम्: वसन्तः
shqip: Pranvera
sicilianu: Primavera
Simple English: Spring
سنڌي: بھار
slovenčina: Jar
slovenščina: Pomlad
Soomaaliga: Gu
کوردی: بەھار
српски / srpski: Пролеће
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Proljeće
suomi: Kevät
svenska: Vår
Tagalog: Tagsibol
татарча/tatarça: Яз
тоҷикӣ: Баҳор
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᎪᎨᏱ
Tshivenda: Luṱavula
Türkçe: İlkbahar
Türkmençe: Ýaz
українська: Весна
اردو: بہار
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ئەتىياز
vèneto: Primavera
vepsän kel’: Keväz'
Tiếng Việt: Mùa xuân
Võro: Kevväi
walon: Bontins
文言:
West-Vlams: Uutkom
Winaray: Kathuraw
吴语: 春天
ייִדיש: פרילינג
粵語: 春天
Zazaki: Wesar
žemaitėška: Pavasaris
中文: 春季
डोटेली: वसन्त ऋतु