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This climate type is characterized by extremely variable temperature conditions, with annual means decreasing and annual ranges increasing poleward, and relatively little precipitation. This climate is typically located deep within the interiors of continents and is contiguous with the tropical desert climates of North and South America and of central Asia. This region type owes its origins to locations deep within continental interiors, far from the windward coasts and sources of moist, maritime air. Remoteness from sources of water vapor is enhanced in some regions by mountain barriers upwind.
The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Bsh". (Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate).
The average temperature for the year in Quilpie is 71.0°F (21.7°C). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 86.0°F (30°C). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 54.0°F (12.2°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Quilpie is 115.0°F (46.1°C), which was recorded in January. The lowest recorded temperature in Quilpie is 27.0°F (-2.8°C), which was recorded in July.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Quilpie is 13.0" (330.2 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is January with 2.0" (50.8 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is April with an average of 0.0" (0 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 39.5 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in January with 4.7 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in August with 2.3 days of rain.