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** Climate of Puerto Rico **

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Moisture regimes of Puerto Rico

The *climate of Puerto Rico* falls into the tropical climatic zone.
Temperatures are moderate year round, averaging near 80 Â°F (27 Â°C)
in lower elevations and 70 Â°F (21 Â°C) in the mountains. Easterly
trade winds pass across the island year round. Puerto Rico has a rainy
season which stretches from April into November.^[1] The mountains of the
Cordillera Central are the main cause of the variations in the temperature
and rainfall that occur over very short distances. The mountains can also
cause wide variation in local wind speed and direction due to their
sheltering and channeling effects adding to the climatic variation. About a
quarter of the annual rainfall for Puerto Rico, on average, occurs during
tropical cyclones, which are more frequent during La Niña events.


· 1 Temperature
· 2 Temperature records
· 3 Wind
· 4 Rainfall
· 5 Severe weather
· 6 Weather by season
· 7 Sun
· 8 See also
· 9 References
· 10 External links


Temperatures range from 70 to 90 Â°F (21 to 32 Â°C) in the lower
elevations, while higher elevations in the central part of the island
experience temperatures between 61 and 80 Â°F (16 and 27 Â°C) year
round. The temperature in the south is a few degrees higher than the north.
Between winter and summer, there is only a temperature swing of around
6 Â°F (3.3 Â°C). This is mainly due to the warm waters of the
tropical Atlantic Ocean, which significantly modify cooler air moving in
from the north and northwest,Costal Waters Temperatures around the years is
about 75 °F in February to 85 °F in August. The highest temperature


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