Las Breñas

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Las Breñas
Town
Las Breñas is located in Argentina
Las Breñas
Las Breñas
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°04′S 61°04′W / 27.067°S 61.067°W / -27.067; -61.067Coordinates: 27°04′S 61°04′W / 27.067°S 61.067°W / -27.067; -61.067
Country  Argentina
Province Flag of Chaco province in Argentina 2007.gif Chaco
Department Nueve de Julio
1st level Municipality Las Breñas
Elevation 104 m (341 ft)
Population ((2001 census [INDEC]))
 • Total 19,544
CPA Base H 3722
Area code(s) +54 3731

Las Breñas is a city in Chaco Province, Argentina. It is the head town of the Nueve de Julio Department.

The economy of Las Breñas is centrad around agriculture and farming. It is home to an Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria facility.

Climate[edit]

The climate of Las Breñas is classified as subtropical with dry winters,[1] which under the Köppen climate classification would be classified as a humid subtropical climate (Cwa).[2] The yearly average maximum temperature is 28.1 °C (82.6 °F) while the yearly average minimum temperature is 14.9 °C (58.8 °F) with a yearly mean of 21.1 °C (70.0 °F).[1] Summers are characterized by very high temperatures; the highest temperature recorded was 44.8 °C (112.6 °F) on December 10, 1970. In contrast winters are mild with cool nights and temperatures can be very low with the lowest temperature recorded being −7.5 °C (18.5 °F) on July 20, 1957.[1] With the average first and last dates of frost being May 31 and September 3 respectively, Las Breñas has a frost free period of 256 days although frosts as early as April 15 and as late as October 6 has occurred.[1]

The average annual precipitation is 946.0 millimetres (37 in) with most of the precipitation occurring during the warmer months.[1] From May to September, which are the cooler months, they are dry, with these 5 months only registering 14% of the total annual precipitation.[1] However, annual precipitation from year to year is highly variable, ranging from a low of 513.5 millimetres (20 in) in 2008 to a high of 1,550.1 millimetres (61 in) in 1986.[1]

Climate data for Las Breñas, Chaco (extremes 1938–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 43.5
(110.3)
43.3
(109.9)
41.6
(106.9)
39.5
(103.1)
36.5
(97.7)
33.0
(91.4)
36.5
(97.7)
40.5
(104.9)
42.7
(108.9)
44.1
(111.4)
44.5
(112.1)
44.8
(112.6)
44.8
(112.6)
Average high °C (°F) 33.9
(93)
32.5
(90.5)
30.5
(86.9)
26.8
(80.2)
24.3
(75.7)
21.3
(70.3)
22.0
(71.6)
24.6
(76.3)
26.7
(80.1)
29.4
(84.9)
31.1
(88)
33.2
(91.8)
28.1
(82.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.0
(80.6)
25.8
(78.4)
24.1
(75.4)
20.2
(68.4)
17.6
(63.7)
14.9
(58.8)
14.7
(58.5)
16.5
(61.7)
19.0
(66.2)
22.2
(72)
24.1
(75.4)
26.1
(79)
21.1
(70)
Average low °C (°F) 20.4
(68.7)
19.9
(67.8)
18.5
(65.3)
15.2
(59.4)
12.2
(54)
9.7
(49.5)
8.7
(47.7)
9.6
(49.3)
12.1
(53.8)
15.3
(59.5)
17.3
(63.1)
19.4
(66.9)
14.9
(58.8)
Record low °C (°F) 4.1
(39.4)
8.5
(47.3)
3.5
(38.3)
−0.1
(31.8)
−6.1
(21)
−6.6
(20.1)
−7.5
(18.5)
−6.5
(20.3)
−4.0
(24.8)
−0.8
(30.6)
5.0
(41)
6.2
(43.2)
−7.5
(18.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 138.1
(5.437)
129.3
(5.091)
128.0
(5.039)
105.7
(4.161)
37.5
(1.476)
23.7
(0.933)
17.2
(0.677)
17.1
(0.673)
36.0
(1.417)
79.6
(3.134)
113.7
(4.476)
119.6
(4.709)
946.0
(37.244)
Average relative humidity (%) 62 67 70 74 74 73 67 60 56 58 60 60 65
Mean monthly sunshine hours 285.2 240.1 229.4 192.0 189.1 150.0 186.0 213.9 207.0 244.9 267.0 288.3 2,692.9
Percent possible sunshine 68 65 60 55 56 48 56 62 58 62 67 68 61
Source: Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Parámetros Climáticos: Periodo 1938–2008" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ Peel, M. C. and Finlayson, B. L. and McMahon, T. A. (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen–Geiger climate classification" (PDF). Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 11: 1633–1644. doi:10.5194/hess-11-1633-2007. ISSN 1027-5606. 
  3. ^ "Resumen agrometeorológico mensual" (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Retrieved June 19, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)