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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 Alajuela is 69.0°F (20.6°C). The warmest month, on average, is March with an average temperature of 73.0°F (22.8°C). The coolest month on average is June, with an average temperature of 69.0°F (20.6°C).
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Alajuela is 76.9" (1953.3 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is September with 13.6" (345.4 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is January with an average of 0.2" (5.1 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 223.8 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in April with 19.1 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in September with 18.2 days of rain.