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Somalia

KISMAAYO, SOMALIA


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Elevation: 33 feet     Latitude: 00 22S     Longitude: 042 26E
Köppen Classification: Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate

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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 Kismaayo is 81.0°F (27.2°C). The warmest month, on average, is April with an average temperature of 83.0°F (28.3°C). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 78.0°F (25.6°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Kismaayo is 100.0°F (37.8°C), which was recorded in April. The lowest recorded temperature in Kismaayo is 86.0°F (30°C), which was recorded in August.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Kismaayo is 8.9" (226.1 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 2.9" (73.7 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is January with an average of 0.0" (0 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 18.6 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in May with 5.9 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in January with 0.0 days of rain.



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