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VACOAS, MAURITIUS


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Elevation: 1394 feet     Latitude: 20 18S     Longitude: 057 30E
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 Vacoas is 72.0°F (22.2°C). The warmest month, on average, is February with an average temperature of 77.0°F (25°C). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 67.0°F (19.4°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Vacoas is 92.0°F (33.3°C), which was recorded in January. The lowest recorded temperature in Vacoas is 84.0°F (28.9°C), which was recorded in August.

There are an average of 253.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in April with 23.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in November with 19.0 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 253.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in April with 23.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in November with 19.0 days of rain.



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