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Elevation: 5020 feet     Latitude: 20 17N     Longitude: 103 11W
Köppen Classification: Humid Subtropical Climate



This climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. This climate type is found on the eastern sides of the continents between 20° and 35° N and S latitude. In summer, these regions are largely under the influence of moist, maritime airflow from the western side of the subtropical anticyclonic cells over low-latitude ocean waters. Temperatures are high and can lead to warm, oppressive nights. Summers are usually somewhat wetter than winters, with much of the rainfall coming from convectional thunderstorm activity; tropical cyclones also enhance warm-season rainfall in some regions. The coldest month is usually quite mild, although frosts are not uncommon, and winter precipitation is derived primarily from frontal cyclones along the polar front.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa". (Humid Subtropical Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Chapala is 66.0°F (18.9°C). The warmest month, on average, is May with an average temperature of 71.0°F (21.7°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 60.0°F (15.6°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Chapala is 102.2°F (39°C), which was recorded in May. The lowest recorded temperature in Chapala is 32.2°F (0.1°C), which was recorded in February.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Chapala is 34.6" (878.8 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is July with 9.0" (228.6 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 0.2" (5.1 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 78.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in July with 18.5 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in March with 0.6 days of rain.

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