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Hot deserts climate

Köppen Code: BWh
B : Arid
W : Desert
h : Hot


View Index of Climate Classification Types

Hot desert have a mean annual temperature of at least 18 °C and no more than 200mm of precipitation annually.

These climates usually feature hot, sometimes exceptionally hot, periods of the year. In many locations featuring a hot desert climate, maximum temperatures of over 40 °C (104 °F) are not uncommon in summer and can soar to over 45 °C (113 °F) in the hottest regions.

Related climatic classifications
BShHot semi-arid (steppe) climate
BSkCold semi-arid (steppe) climate
BWkCold desert climate


A selection of mineral localities found in this climate zone.

Clip Mine (Silver Clip Mine; Blaine Mine; Silver Mines Consolidated Mine), Clip, Hidden Valley, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
Rowley Mine (Rawley Mine; Reliance Mine; Reliance Copper Mine; Rainbow Mine; Theba Mine; San Carlos patented claim #4524), Theba, Painted Rock District, Painted Rock Mts, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Aghbar, Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Kintore opencut, Broken Hill South Mine (BHS Mine; South Mine), Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Erongo Mountain, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
Broken Hill Proprietary Mine (Proprietary Mine; BHP Mine), Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Talmessi Mine (Talmesi Mine; Telmessi Mine; Telmesi Mine), Anarak District, Nain County (Nayin County), Esfahan Province (Isfahan Province; Aspadana Province), Iran
Blue Bell Mine (Blue Bell Corundum Mine), Baker, Soda Mts, Silver Lake District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
Bonanza Mine (Harquahala Mine), Bonanza and Golden Eagle Mine group, Martin Peak, Salome, Little Harquahala District, Little Harquahala Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
Apache Mine (Apache Canyon Mines), Turquoise Mountain, Halloran Springs District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
Death Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
Harts Range (Harts Ranges; Hartz Range; Hartz Ranges), Central Desert Region, Northern Territory, Australia
Ameib Farm 60, Usakos, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
Klein Spitzkopje granite stock (Kleine Spitzkoppe; Klein Spitzkoppe), Spitzkopje Area, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
Amelia Mine, Arroyo de la Soledad, Boleo District, Santa Rosalía, Mun. de Mulegé, Baja California Sur (BC Sur), Mexico
Cattle Grid deposit (Cattlegrid; ML5599), Mount Gunson Copper mines (Pernatty Lagoon - Mount Gunson Cu Deposits), Pernatty Lagoon, Stuart Shelf, South Australia, Australia
Terlingua District, Brewster Co., Texas, USA
Kavir-e-Sagand, Saghand (Sagand; Saqand), Yazd Province, Iran
Reaphook Hill, Martins Well, South Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Dome Rock Copper Mine, Boolcoomatta Reserve (Boolcoomata Station; Boolcoomatta), Olary Province, South Australia, Australia
Corkscrew Canyon Mine (Corkscrew Mine), Ryan, Furnace Creek District (Furnace Creek Borate District; Death Valley Area Borate Deposits; Ryan area), Inyo Co., California, USA
Al Bahr al Ahmar, Eastern Desert, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt
Mountain Pass Mine (Mountain Pass deposit; Mountain Pass Mine and mill; Bastnaesite deposit; Bastnäsite deposit; Mountain Pass carbonatite), Mountain Pass, Mountain Pass District, Clark Mts (Clark Mountain Range), San Bernardino Co., California, USA
Anima Sola Mine, El Triunfo District, Mun. de La Paz, Baja California Sur (BC Sur), Mexico
Ajo District, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
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