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Elevation: 276 feet     Latitude: 08 33N     Longitude: 012 03W
Köppen Classification: Tropical Monsoon Climate



Tropical monsoon climate, occasionally also known as a tropical wet climate or tropical monsoon and trade-wind littoral climate in climate classification, is a relatively rare type of climate. Tropical monsoon climates have monthly mean temperatures above 18°C (64°F) in every month of the year and feature wet and dry seasons, as Tropical savanna climates do. Unlike tropical savanna climates however, a tropical monsoon climate's driest month sees less than 60 mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. Also a tropical monsoon climate tends to see less variance in temperatures during the course of the year than a tropical savanna climate. This climate has a driest month which nearly always occurs at or soon after the "winter" solstice for that side of the equator.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Am". (Tropical Monsoon Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Makeni is 83.0°F (28.3°C). The warmest month, on average, is April with an average temperature of 87.0°F (30.6°C). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 79.0°F (26.1°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Makeni is 100.0°F (37.8°C), which was recorded in February. The lowest recorded temperature in Makeni is 64.0°F (17.8°C), which was recorded in February.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Makeni is 124.0" (3149.6 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is August with 24.7" (627.4 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is January with an average of 0.3" (7.6 mm).

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