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ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN


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Elevation: 236 meters     Latitude: 37 58N     Longitude: 058 20E
Köppen Classification: Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate

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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 Ashgabat is 62.8°F (17.1°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 88.3°F (31.3°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 38.3°F (3.5°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Ashgabat is 116.1°F (46.7°C), which was recorded in June. The lowest recorded temperature in Ashgabat is -11.4°F (-24.1°C), which was recorded in January.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Ashgabat is 7.8" (198.1 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is March with 1.6" (40.6 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is August with an average of 0.0" (0 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 90.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in March with 13.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in August with 2.0 days of rain.



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