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Argentina

EL CALAFATE, ARGENTINA


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Elevation: 730 feet     Latitude: 50 20S     Longitude: 072 16W
Köppen Classification: Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate

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This climate type occurs primarily on the periphery of the true deserts in low-latitude semiarid steppe regions. It is transitional to the tropical wet-dry climate on the equatorward side and to the mediterranean climate on its poleward margin, with a cooler, wetter winter resulting from the higher latitude and mid-latitude frontal cyclone activity. Annual precipitation totals are greater than in tropical and subtropical desert climates. Yearly variations in amount are not as extreme as in the true deserts but are nevertheless large.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "BSk". (Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate).

The average temperature for the year in El Calafate is 45.8°F (7.7°C). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 56.1°F (13.4°C). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 34.2°F (1.2°C).

The highest recorded temperature in El Calafate is 82.0°F (27.8°C), which was recorded in March. The lowest recorded temperature in El Calafate is 9.0°F (-12.8°C), which was recorded in August.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in El Calafate is 4.8" (121.9 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 0.8" (20.3 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is November with an average of 0.1" (2.5 mm). There are an average of 53.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in May with 7.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in December with 2.0 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 19.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in April with 2.2 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in June with 1.0 days of rain.



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