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BAOTOU, CHINA


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Elevation: 3425 feet     Latitude: 40 34N     Longitude: 109 50E
Köppen Classification: Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate

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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 Baotou is 44.0°F (6.7°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 74.0°F (23.3°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 9.0°F (-12.8°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Baotou is 100.0°F (37.8°C), which was recorded in June. The lowest recorded temperature in Baotou is 36.0°F (2.2°C), which was recorded in January.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Baotou is 22.5" (571.5 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is July with 6.9" (175.3 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 0.1" (2.5 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 64.9 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in July with 12.6 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in October with 0.8 days of rain.



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