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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 Maricao is 71.4°F (21.9°C). The warmest month, on average, is August with an average temperature of 73.8°F (23.2°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 68.6°F (20.3°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Maricao is 98.0°F (36.7°C), which was recorded in July. The lowest recorded temperature in Maricao is 41.0°F (5°C), which was recorded in February.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Maricao is 94.4" (2397.8 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is September with 14.0" (355.6 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is January with an average of 2.8" (71.1 mm). There are an average of 156.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in October with 18.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in February with 9.0 days.