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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 Chennai is 83.3°F (28.5°C). The warmest month, on average, is May with an average temperature of 90.5°F (32.5°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 76.3°F (24.6°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Chennai is 109.0°F (42.8°C), which was recorded in May. The lowest recorded temperature in Chennai is 61.0°F (16.1°C), which was recorded in December.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Chennai is 49.8" (1264.9 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is November with 13.2" (335.3 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 0.4" (10.2 mm). There are an average of 48.3 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in November with 8.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in March with 0.5 days.