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ARECIBO, PUERTO RICO


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Elevation: 1 foot     Latitude: 18 28N     Longitude: 066 42W
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 Arecibo is 77.9°F (25.5°C). The warmest month, on average, is August with an average temperature of 80.5°F (26.9°C). The coolest month on average is February, with an average temperature of 74.4°F (23.6°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Arecibo is 99.0°F (37.2°C), which was recorded in June. The lowest recorded temperature in Arecibo is 44.0°F (6.7°C), which was recorded in April.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Arecibo is 54.5" (1384.3 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is November with 6.1" (154.9 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is March with an average of 2.8" (71.1 mm). There are an average of 126.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in December with 13.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in February with 8.0 days.



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