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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE


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Elevation: 16 feet     Latitude: 17 32N     Longitude: 088 18W
Köppen Classification: Tropical Monsoon Climate

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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 Belize City is 80.0°F (26.7°C). The warmest month, on average, is May with an average temperature of 83.0°F (28.3°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 75.0°F (23.9°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Belize City is 108.0°F (42.2°C), which was recorded in October. The lowest recorded temperature in Belize City is 88.0°F (31.1°C), which was recorded in January.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Belize City is 71.2" (1808.5 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is October with 10.0" (254 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is April with an average of 1.7" (43.2 mm).



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