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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 El Dinero is 67.3°F (19.6°C). The warmest month, on average, is June with an average temperature of 73.8°F (23.2°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 58.1°F (14.5°C).
The highest recorded temperature in El Dinero is 118.4°F (48°C), which was recorded in March. The lowest recorded temperature in El Dinero is 15.8°F (-9°C), which was recorded in January.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in El Dinero is 11.8" (299.7 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is September with 2.3" (58.4 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 0.2" (5.1 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 35.7 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in September with 5.4 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in February with 1.0 days of rain.