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Elevation: 62 feet     Latitude: 08 04S     Longitude: 034 51W
Köppen Classification: Tropical Monsoon Climate



Tropical monsoon climate, occasionally also known as a tropical wet climate or tropical monsoon and trade-wind littoral climate in climate classification, is a relatively rare type of climate. Tropical monsoon climates have monthly mean temperatures above 18°C (64°F) in every month of the year and feature wet and dry seasons, as Tropical savanna climates do. Unlike tropical savanna climates however, a tropical monsoon climate's driest month sees less than 60 mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. Also a tropical monsoon climate tends to see less variance in temperatures during the course of the year than a tropical savanna climate. This climate has a driest month which nearly always occurs at or soon after the "winter" solstice for that side of the equator.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Am". (Tropical Monsoon Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Recife is 78.1°F (25.6°C). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 80.1°F (26.7°C). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 75.0°F (23.9°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Recife is 96.3°F (35.7°C), which was recorded in August. The lowest recorded temperature in Recife is 59.0°F (15°C), which was recorded in September.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Recife is 71.0" (1803.4 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 11.9" (302.3 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is November with an average of 1.1" (27.9 mm). There are an average of 159.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in June with 22.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in December with 6.0 days.

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