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This climate type is characterized by extremely variable temperature conditions, with annual means decreasing and annual ranges increasing poleward, and relatively little precipitation. This climate is typically located deep within the interiors of continents and is contiguous with the tropical desert climates of North and South America and of central Asia. This region type owes its origins to locations deep within continental interiors, far from the windward coasts and sources of moist, maritime air. Remoteness from sources of water vapor is enhanced in some regions by mountain barriers upwind.
The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Bsh". (Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate).
The average temperature for the year in Ouagadougou is 80.0°F (26.7°C). The warmest month, on average, is April with an average temperature of 89.0°F (31.7°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 75.0°F (23.9°C).
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Ouagadougou is 31.3" (795 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is August with 9.5" (241.3 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is January with an average of 0.0" (0 mm).