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Tropical savanna climates have monthly mean temperature above 18°C (64°F) in every month of the year and typically a pronounced dry season, with the driest month having precipitation less than 60mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. In essence, a tropical savanna climate tends to either see less rainfall than a tropical monsoon climate or have more pronounced dry seasons than a tropical monsoon climate. Tropical savanna climates are most commonly found in Africa, Asia and South America. The climate is also prevalent in sections of Central America, northern Australia and North America, specifically in sections of Mexico and the state of Florida in the United States.
The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "As". (Tropical Savanna Climate).
The average temperature for the year in Jaffna is 82.0°F (27.8°C). The warmest month, on average, is April with an average temperature of 85.0°F (29.4°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 77.0°F (25°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Jaffna is 98.0°F (36.7°C), which was recorded in April. The lowest recorded temperature in Jaffna is 87.0°F (30.6°C), which was recorded in December.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Jaffna is 50.3" (1277.6 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is November with 15.2" (386.1 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is June with an average of 0.6" (15.2 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 37.5 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in October with 8.4 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in November with 0.0 days of rain.