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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 Waterloo is 79.5°F (26.4°C). The warmest month, on average, is April with an average temperature of 82.0°F (27.8°C). The coolest month on average is August, with an average temperature of 77.4°F (25.2°C).
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Waterloo is 120.4" (3058.2 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is August with 30.9" (784.9 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is January with an average of 0.2" (5.1 mm). There are an average of 155.1 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in August with 26.9 days and the least precipitation occurring in January with 0.2 days.