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Tropical monsoon climate, occasionally also known as a tropical wet climate or tropical monsoon and trade-wind littoral climate in climate classification, is a relatively rare type of climate. Tropical monsoon climates have monthly mean temperatures above 18°C (64°F) in every month of the year and feature wet and dry seasons, as Tropical savanna climates do. Unlike tropical savanna climates however, a tropical monsoon climate's driest month sees less than 60 mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. Also a tropical monsoon climate tends to see less variance in temperatures during the course of the year than a tropical savanna climate. This climate has a driest month which nearly always occurs at or soon after the "winter" solstice for that side of the equator.
The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Am". (Tropical Monsoon Climate).
The average temperature for the year in Ponce is 80.0°F (26.7°C). The warmest month, on average, is June with an average temperature of 83.0°F (28.3°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 77.0°F (25°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Ponce is 99.0°F (37.2°C), which was recorded in July. The lowest recorded temperature in Ponce is 56.0°F (13.3°C), which was recorded in February.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Ponce is 27.4" (696 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is October with 5.8" (147.3 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 0.6" (15.2 mm). There are an average of 56.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in October with 9.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in January with 3.0 days.
In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 41.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in October with 6.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in January with 2.0 days of rain.