My World Map

I'm writing a fantasy story, and I've recently come up with a world map. This probably isn't the final version (I'll probably add some more islands), but this gives me a general idea of where everything is.

My question is:

What would the climate of this world be?

Based on plate tectonics and ocean currents and assuming that the ocean currents work the same as on Earth (two main currents both above and below the equator. The equator in this map is just above the island east of the southwest continent).

(In case you notice something I might have missed or gotten wrong, please feel free to shout out).

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to worldbuilding. It's hard to call a map a collection of blue and white spots. I miss latitude/longitude grids and elevation, just to tell a few. Then, since we prefer answering well defined problem, it would be better if your question complied to our standards. Asking for critiques has the potential of generating an endless list. You can find more in the help center and taking the tour $\endgroup$
    – L.Dutch
    Sep 25, 2019 at 6:42
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    $\begingroup$ Since it's one of the subjects of the week, what projection are you using (what is distorted and what is preserved)? $\endgroup$
    – Separatrix
    Sep 25, 2019 at 6:58
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    $\begingroup$ Hi Richard, and welcome to Worldbuilding! “Climate” is usually used to refer to a region within a planet, so talking about the planet’s climate as a whole is rather broad. The rainforests of the Amazon, after all, have a very different climate from the deserts of the Sahara or the Antarctic. We’ll also need to know a bit more about your planet’s position relative to its star to figure out average temps and precipitation maps. If this is meant to be an Earth-like world in all respects except the continent distribution, that would be great info to edit into your question. $\endgroup$
    – Dubukay
    Sep 25, 2019 at 7:22
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    $\begingroup$ what would the climate of this world be This is really too broad. Deducing a planet's climate and weather patterns is incredibly complex and small differences in e.g. atmospheric gases can have huge differences in the resulting weather patterns (as we should now all understand due to global climate change we have induced on Earth). $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2019 at 8:21
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    $\begingroup$ @StephenG indeed. You could have significant differences in climate from just terrain - mountains or forests might create a different weather pattern for some areas. Also true - just random stuff in the atmosphere could have a huge impact. $\endgroup$
    – VLAZ
    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:05


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