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Elevation: 253 feet     Latitude: 36 59N     Longitude: 120 06W
Köppen Classification: Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate



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 Madera is 61.9°F (16.6°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 78.7°F (25.9°C). The coolest month on average is December, with an average temperature of 45.3°F (7.4°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Madera is 115.0°F (46.1°C), which was recorded in June. The lowest recorded temperature in Madera is 10.0°F (-12.2°C), which was recorded in January.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Madera is 12.0" (304.8 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is January with 2.5" (63.5 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 0.0" (0 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 26.7 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in January with 4.5 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in July with 0.3 days of rain.

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