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Elevation: 3812 feet     Latitude: 09 36N     Longitude: 041 52E
Köppen Classification: Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate



This climate type is characterized by extremely variable temperature conditions, with annual means decreasing and annual ranges increasing poleward, and relatively little precipitation. This climate is typically located deep within the interiors of continents and is contiguous with the tropical desert climates of North and South America and of central Asia. This region type owes its origins to locations deep within continental interiors, far from the windward coasts and sources of moist, maritime air. Remoteness from sources of water vapor is enhanced in some regions by mountain barriers upwind.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Bsh". (Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Dire Dawa is 76.0°F (24.4°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 71.0°F (21.7°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Dire Dawa is 108.0°F (42.2°C), which was recorded in February. The lowest recorded temperature in Dire Dawa is 41.0°F (5°C), which was recorded in August.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Dire Dawa is 24.2" (614.7 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is August with 6.6" (167.6 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is November with an average of 0.2" (5.1 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 45.9 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in August with 10.2 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in November with 0.6 days of rain.

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