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LA PAZ, SAN LUIS POTOSÍ


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Elevation: 7297 feet     Latitude: 23 38N     Longitude: 100 42W
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 La Paz is 62.4°F (16.9°C). The warmest month, on average, is May with an average temperature of 67.5°F (19.7°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 55.2°F (12.9°C).

The highest recorded temperature in La Paz is 109.4°F (43°C), which was recorded in October. The lowest recorded temperature in La Paz is 23.0°F (-5°C), which was recorded in January.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in La Paz is 15.4" (391.2 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is July with 2.8" (71.1 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 0.3" (7.6 mm).



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