Falkland Islands


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Elevation: 239 feet     Latitude: 51 49S     Longitude: 058 27W
K�ppen Classification: Tundra Climate



Tundra climates are characterized by sub-freezing mean annual temperatures, large annual temperature ranges, and moderately low precipitation. The tundra climate region occurs between 60� and 75� of latitude, mostly along the Arctic coast of North America and Eurasia and on the coastal margins of Greenland. In areas dominated by the tundra climate type, winters are long and cold, especially in the region north of the Arctic Circle where, for at least one day in the year, the Sun does not rise. Winter precipitation generally consists of dry snow, with seasonal totals less than in the summer when cyclonic storms that develop along the boundary between the open ocean and sea ice yield rainfall. Typical annual totals are less than 350 mm (13.78 in), but higher totals are possible in upland areas. In contrast, summers are generally mild, with maximums from 15 to 18 �C (59�F to 64�F), although the average temperature of the warmest month is less than 10�C (50 �F). Days are long, but they are often cloudy.

The K�ppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "ET". (Tundra Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Stanley is 44.0°F (6.7°C). The warmest month, on average, is February with an average temperature of 52.0°F (11.1°C). The coolest month on average is June, with an average temperature of 36.0°F (2.2°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Stanley is 80.0°F (26.7°C), which was recorded in January. The lowest recorded temperature in Stanley is 17.0°F (-8.3°C), which was recorded in July.

There are an average of 316.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in May with 29.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in February with 24.0 days.

In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 290.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in January with 27.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in August with 21.0 days of rain.

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