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Elevation: 4259 feet     Latitude: 28 04S     Longitude: 067 34W
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 Tinogasta is 64.3°F (17.9°C). The warmest month, on average, is December with an average temperature of 76.8°F (24.9°C). The coolest month on average is June, with an average temperature of 49.5°F (9.7°C).

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Tinogasta is 7.2" (182.9 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is January with 2.5" (63.5 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is May with an average of 0.0" (0 mm). There are an average of 33.2 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in January with 9.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in May with 0.4 days.

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