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Elevation: 262 feet     Latitude: 47 44S     Longitude: 065 55W
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 Puerto Deseado is 49.5°F (9.7°C). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 59.2°F (15.1°C). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 39.0°F (3.9°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Puerto Deseado is 97.0°F (36.1°C), which was recorded in February. The lowest recorded temperature in Puerto Deseado is 16.0°F (-8.9°C), which was recorded in August.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Puerto Deseado is 9.0" (228.6 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 1.2" (30.5 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is November with an average of 0.4" (10.2 mm). There are an average of 81.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in January with 8.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in March with 5.0 days.

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