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MBEYA, TANZANIA


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Elevation: 5600 feet     Latitude: 08 55S     Longitude: 033 28E
Köppen Classification: Humid Subtropical Climate

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This climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. This climate type is found on the eastern sides of the continents between 20° and 35° N and S latitude. In summer, these regions are largely under the influence of moist, maritime airflow from the western side of the subtropical anticyclonic cells over low-latitude ocean waters. Temperatures are high and can lead to warm, oppressive nights. Summers are usually somewhat wetter than winters, with much of the rainfall coming from convectional thunderstorm activity; tropical cyclones also enhance warm-season rainfall in some regions. The coldest month is usually quite mild, although frosts are not uncommon, and winter precipitation is derived primarily from frontal cyclones along the polar front.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa". (Humid Subtropical Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Mbeya is 63.0°F (17.2°C). The warmest month, on average, is November with an average temperature of 68.0°F (20°C). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 58.0°F (14.4°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Mbeya is 88.0°F (31.1°C), which was recorded in September. The lowest recorded temperature in Mbeya is 36.0°F (2.2°C), which was recorded in July.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Mbeya is 33.6" (853.4 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is January with 7.5" (190.5 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is June with an average of 0.0" (0 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 55.1 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in February with 10.3 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in June with 0.2 days of rain.



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