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Elevation: 80 feet     Latitude: 33 50N     Longitude: 118 19W
Köppen Classification: Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate



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 Torrance is 62.1°F (16.7°C). The warmest month, on average, is August with an average temperature of 69.8°F (21°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 55.0°F (12.8°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Torrance is 111.0°F (43.9°C), which was recorded in September. The lowest recorded temperature in Torrance is 21.0°F (-6.1°C), which was recorded in June.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Torrance is 13.7" (348 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is February with 3.2" (81.3 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 0.0" (0 mm). There are an average of 33.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in January with 6.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in June with 0.0 days.

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