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The subtropical highland variety of the oceanic climate exists in elevated portions of the world that are within either the tropics or subtropics, though it is typically found in mountainous locations in some tropical countries. Despite the latitude, the higher altitudes of these regions mean that the climate tends to share characteristics with oceanic climates, though it also tends to experience noticeably drier weather during the "low-sun" season. In locations outside the tropics, other than the drying trend in the winter, subtropical highland climates tend to be essentially identical to an oceanic climate, with mild summers and noticeably cooler winters, plus, in some instances, some snowfall. In the tropics, a subtropical highland climate tends to feature spring-like weather year-round. Temperatures here remain relatively constant throughout the year and snowfall is seldom seen.Without the elevation, many of these regions would likely feature either tropical or humid subtropical climates.
The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cwb". (Oceanic Subtropical Highland Climate).
The average temperature for the year in Xichang is 64.0°F (17.8°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 75.0°F (23.9°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 50.0°F (10°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Xichang is 97.0°F (36.1°C), which was recorded in May. The lowest recorded temperature in Xichang is 73.0°F (22.8°C), which was recorded in December.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Xichang is 47.3" (1201.4 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is June with 10.7" (271.8 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is December with an average of 0.1" (2.5 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 73.7 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in June with 15.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in September with 0.0 days of rain.