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MACAPA, AMAPÁ


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Elevation: 49 feet     Latitude: 00 02N     Longitude: 051 03W
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 Macapa is 79.9°F (26.6°C). The warmest month, on average, is October with an average temperature of 82.4°F (28°C). The coolest month on average is February, with an average temperature of 78.3°F (25.7°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Macapa is 103.3°F (39.6°C), which was recorded in November. The lowest recorded temperature in Macapa is 68.0°F (20°C), which was recorded in January.

There are an average of 116.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in March with 17.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in September with 2.0 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 116.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in March with 17.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in September with 2.0 days of rain.



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