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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 Playas de Rosarito is 62.6°F (17°C). The warmest month, on average, is August with an average temperature of 69.6°F (20.9°C). The coolest month on average is February, with an average temperature of 57.7°F (14.3°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Playas de Rosarito is 106.7°F (41.5°C), which was recorded in September. The lowest recorded temperature in Playas de Rosarito is 32.0°F (0°C), which was recorded in November.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Playas de Rosarito is 10.3" (261.6 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is March with 2.2" (55.9 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is June with an average of 0.0" (0 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 35.4 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in March with 6.9 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in July with 0.0 days of rain.