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Christmas Island

THE SETTLEMENT, CHRISTMAS ISLAND


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Elevation: 856 feet     Latitude: 10 27S     Longitude: 105 41E
Köppen Classification: Tropical Savanna Climate

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Tropical savanna climates have monthly mean temperature above 18°C (64°F) in every month of the year and typically a pronounced dry season, with the driest month having precipitation less than 60mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. In essence, a tropical savanna climate tends to either see less rainfall than a tropical monsoon climate or have more pronounced dry seasons than a tropical monsoon climate. Tropical savanna climates are most commonly found in Africa, Asia and South America. The climate is also prevalent in sections of Central America, northern Australia and North America, specifically in sections of Mexico and the state of Florida in the United States.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Aw". (Tropical Savanna Climate).

The average temperature for the year in The Settlement is 77.0°F (25°C). The warmest month, on average, is April with an average temperature of 79.0°F (26.1°C). The coolest month on average is August, with an average temperature of 75.0°F (23.9°C).

The highest recorded temperature in The Settlement is 89.0°F (31.7°C), which was recorded in November. The lowest recorded temperature in The Settlement is 83.0°F (28.3°C), which was recorded in July.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in The Settlement is 83.0" (2108.2 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is January with 12.0" (304.8 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is August with an average of 2.0" (50.8 mm). There are an average of 92.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in March with 15.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in September with 3.0 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 169.2 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in March with 20.4 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in October with 8.4 days of rain.



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