Maquinchao

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Maquinchao
Municipality and village
Country  Argentina
Province Río Negro Province
Department Veinticinco de Mayo Department, Río Negro
Climate BSk

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


Climate[edit]

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 (1941–1990, extremes 1941–present)[a]
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.5
(99.5)
37.0
(98.6)
36.0
(96.8)
30.0
(86)
24.0
(75.2)
21.0
(69.8)
18.0
(64.4)
22.0
(71.6)
28.0
(82.4)
30.6
(87.1)
35.6
(96.1)
37.0
(98.6)
37.5
(99.5)
Average high °C (°F) 26.2
(79.2)
25.4
(77.7)
21.7
(71.1)
16.7
(62.1)
11.4
(52.5)
7.3
(45.1)
6.9
(44.4)
9.5
(49.1)
13.0
(55.4)
17.3
(63.1)
21.8
(71.2)
24.5
(76.1)
16.8
(62.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 17.6
(63.7)
16.5
(61.7)
15.7
(60.3)
8.8
(47.8)
4.9
(40.8)
1.6
(34.9)
1.3
(34.3)
2.8
(37)
5.5
(41.9)
9.4
(48.9)
13.6
(56.5)
16.2
(61.2)
9.5
(49.1)
Average low °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
7.9
(46.2)
5.3
(41.5)
1.9
(35.4)
−0.5
(31.1)
−3.2
(26.2)
−3.8
(25.2)
−2.8
(27)
−1.1
(30)
1.7
(35.1)
5.1
(41.2)
7.4
(45.3)
2.2
(36)
Record low °C (°F) −3.4
(25.9)
−3.7
(25.3)
−6.5
(20.3)
−12.2
(10)
−18.3
(−0.9)
−25.6
(−14.1)
−24.5
(−12.1)
−19.1
(−2.4)
−14.5
(5.9)
−10.8
(12.6)
−6.5
(20.3)
−5.9
(21.4)
−25.6
(−14.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 12.4
(0.488)
14.7
(0.579)
20.1
(0.791)
14.8
(0.583)
26.2
(1.031)
16.3
(0.642)
20.1
(0.791)
12.8
(0.504)
11.6
(0.457)
12.8
(0.504)
12.8
(0.504)
13.8
(0.543)
188.2
(7.409)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 12.4
(0.488)
14.7
(0.579)
20.1
(0.791)
14.5
(0.571)
25.2
(0.992)
15.3
(0.602)
17.1
(0.673)
10.8
(0.425)
10.6
(0.417)
12.1
(0.476)
12.8
(0.504)
13.8
(0.543)
179.4
(7.063)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.04)
1.0
(0.39)
1.0
(0.39)
3.0
(1.18)
2.0
(0.79)
1.0
(0.39)
0.7
(0.28)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
8.8
(3.46)
Average rainy days 2.8 2.4 3.4 3.6 5.2 5.6 5.2 4.8 4.2 3.8 2.4 2.8 46.2
Average snowy days 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 3.0 2.0 1.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.3
Average relative humidity (%) 40 44 50 58 67 72 72 65 56 49 45 41 55
Source #1: Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria[2]
Source #2: NOAA (humidity 1961–1990),[3] Oficina de Riesgo Agropecuario (extremes 1970–present)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministerio del Interior (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Bustos, José; Rocchi, Victor. "Caracterizacíon Termopluviométrica de Algunas Estaciones Meteorológicas de Rio Negro Y Neuquén" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. p. 4. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Maquinchao Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved April 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Maquinchao, Rio Negro". Estadísticas meteorológicas decadiales (in Spanish). Oficina de Riesgo Agropecuario. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The record highs and lows are based on the INTA link for the period 1941–1990 while records beyond 1990 come from the Oficina de Riesgo Agropecuario link since it only covers from 1970–present. As such, the extremes span a period from 1941–present when these 2 sources are used together

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