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The Gambia

KOTO, THE GAMBIA


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Elevation: 7 feet     Latitude: 13 34N     Longitude: 015 56W
Köppen Classification: Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate

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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 Koto is 85.0°F (29.4°C). The warmest month, on average, is May with an average temperature of 89.0°F (31.7°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 80.0°F (26.7°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Koto is 105.0°F (40.6°C), which was recorded in April. The lowest recorded temperature in Koto is 51.0°F (10.6°C), which was recorded in December.

There are an average of 29.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in July with 7.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in January with 0.0 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 29.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in July with 7.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in January with 0.0 days of rain.



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