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Elevation: 328 feet     Latitude: 03 38N     Longitude: 054 02W
K�ppen Classification: Tropical Rainforest Climate



A tropical rainforest climate, also known as an equatorial climate, is a tropical climate usually (but not always) found along the equator. Tropical rainforest climate is a type of tropical climate in which there is no dry season - all months have mean precipitation values of at least 60 mm (2.36 in). Tropical rainforest climates have no pronounced summer or winter; it is typically hot and wet throughout the year and rainfall is both heavy and frequent. One day in an equatorial climate can be very similar to the next, while the change in temperature between day and night may be larger than the average change in temperature between "summer" and "winter".

The K�ppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Af". (Tropical Rainforest Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Maripasoula is 79.0°F (26.1°C). The warmest month, on average, is October with an average temperature of 80.0°F (26.7°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 78.0°F (25.6°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Maripasoula is 93.0°F (33.9°C), which was recorded in October. The lowest recorded temperature in Maripasoula is 68.0°F (20°C), which was recorded in January.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Maripasoula is 114.5" (2908.3 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 16.8" (426.7 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is October with an average of 3.9" (99.1 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 98.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in June with 16.9 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in March with 0.0 days of rain.

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