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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 Alor Setar is 81.0°F (27.2°C). The warmest month, on average, is March with an average temperature of 83.0°F (28.3°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 80.0°F (26.7°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Alor Setar is 100.0°F (37.8°C), which was recorded in April. The lowest recorded temperature in Alor Setar is 61.0°F (16.1°C), which was recorded in January.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Alor Setar is 94.1" (2390.1 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is September with 12.8" (325.1 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 2.2" (55.9 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 111.7 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in August with 14.7 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in February with 4.0 days of rain.