Maquinchao

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Maquinchao
Municipality and village
Country  Argentina
Province Río Negro Province

Maquinchao is a village and municipality in Río Negro Province in Argentina.[1]

It is located in the middle of northern Patagonia, right in the steppe. Consequently, the climate can be quite extreme: temperatures can range from well above 35 °C (95 °F) on the hottest summer days (but with cold, desert nights at around 10 °C or 50 °F) to lows that might reach −35 °C (−31 °F). Usually, summer days average 26 °C (79 °F) and nights 8 °C (46 °F), whereas winter days average 6 °C (42 °F) and nights, −5 °C (23 °F). Snow is common, but since precipitation is generally low, quantities tend to be reduced. The weather is generally windy, especially in the spring.

Climate data for Maquinchao
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.0
(98.6)
36.0
(96.8)
35.0
(95)
30.0
(86)
22.5
(72.5)
21.0
(69.8)
18.0
(64.4)
21.5
(70.7)
28.0
(82.4)
30.0
(86)
35.6
(96.1)
36.5
(97.7)
37.0
(98.6)
Average high °C (°F) 26.2
(79.2)
25.4
(77.7)
21.4
(70.5)
16.1
(61)
10.9
(51.6)
6.7
(44.1)
6.7
(44.1)
9.4
(48.9)
12.8
(55)
17.0
(62.6)
22.2
(72)
24.7
(76.5)
16.63
(61.93)
Daily mean °C (°F) 17.9
(64.2)
17.1
(62.8)
13.4
(56.1)
8.5
(47.3)
4.2
(39.6)
1.3
(34.3)
0.7
(33.3)
2.6
(36.7)
5.3
(41.5)
9.6
(49.3)
14.0
(57.2)
16.8
(62.2)
9.28
(48.71)
Average low °C (°F) 8.8
(47.8)
8.7
(47.7)
5.8
(42.4)
1.8
(35.2)
−0.3
(31.5)
−3.0
(26.6)
−4.4
(24.1)
−2.9
(26.8)
−1.3
(29.7)
1.9
(35.4)
5.2
(41.4)
7.6
(45.7)
2.32
(36.19)
Record low °C (°F) −3.4
(25.9)
−3.0
(26.6)
−6.0
(21.2)
−11.3
(11.7)
−15.0
(5)
−25.6
(−14.1)
−25.0
(−13)
−18.7
(−1.7)
−13.8
(7.2)
−10.1
(13.8)
−5.7
(21.7)
−3.0
(26.6)
−25.6
(−14.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 14.7
(0.579)
19.1
(0.752)
23.1
(0.909)
15.2
(0.598)
22.3
(0.878)
18.6
(0.732)
17.4
(0.685)
14.1
(0.555)
11.3
(0.445)
13.9
(0.547)
12.9
(0.508)
14.1
(0.555)
196.7
(7.743)
 % humidity 38 41 48 58 63 68 66 61 54 47 40 38 51.8
Source #1: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional[2]
Source #2: NOAA (extremes)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministerio del Interior (Spanish)
  2. ^ "Statistical Data (1981-1990 Period)" (in Spanish). National Meteorological Service of Argentina. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Maquinchao Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved April 8, 2014. 

Coordinates: 41°15′S 68°44′W / 41.250°S 68.733°W / -41.250; -68.733