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Massawa Climate & Temperature

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  • Massawa, Eritrea is at 15°37'N, 39°27'E, 10 m (33 ft). See map.
  • Massawa has a subtropical desert / low-latitude arid hot climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BWh)
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Massawa is situated in or near the tropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 29 degrees Celsius (84.1 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10 °C (18°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 183.3 mm (7.2 inches) which is equivalent to 183.3 Litres/m² (4.5 Gallons/ft²).
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Massawa you would come out nearest to the climate station at Hao, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.
Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 29 (84) 29 (85) 32 (89) 34 (93) 37 (98) 40 (104) 41 (105) 40 (105) 39 (102) 36 (96) 33 (92) 31 (87) 35 (95)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 24 (76) 24 (76) 26 (79) 28 (82) 30 (86) 33 (91) 34 (94) 34 (93) 32 (90) 30 (85) 27 (81) 25 (77) 29 (84)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 19 (66) 19 (66) 20 (68) 22 (71) 24 (74) 26 (78) 28 (82) 28 (82) 26 (78) 23 (74) 21 (70) 20 (67) 23 (73)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 35 (1) 22 (1) 10 (0) 4 (0) 8 (0) 0 (0) 8 (0) 8 (0) 3 (0) 22 (1) 24 (1) 40 (2) 183 (7)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 5 (16%) 4 (14%) 3 (10%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 2 (6%) 3 (10%) 4 (13%)   25 (7%)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 11:17 11:36 12:01 12:28 12:50 13:01 12:56 12:37 12:11 11:45 11:22 11:12   12:00
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 54.4 63.7 74.6 86.3 85.3 82.2 84.9 86.4 75 63.4 54.3 51   71.8

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