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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.

Kintore opencut, Broken Hill South Mine (BHS Mine; South Mine), Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Broken Hill Proprietary Mine (Proprietary Mine; BHP Mine), Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Apache Mine (Apache Canyon Mines), Turquoise Mountain, Halloran Springs District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
Death Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
Corkscrew Canyon Mine (Corkscrew Mine), Ryan, Furnace Creek Mining District (Furnace Creek Borate Mining District), Inyo Co., California, USA
Anima Sola Mine, El Triunfo District, La Paz Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Billie Mine (Billie group; Ryan Mine; Billie I Mine; Billie II Mine), Ryan, Furnace Creek Mining District (Furnace Creek Borate Mining District), Inyo Co., California, USA
Mapimí, Mapimí Municipality, Durango, Mexico
Moon Anchor Mine (Aggravation Mine; East Vulture Mining Co. Mine), Hummingbird Spring, Osborn Mining District, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
Evening Star Mine (Silver Queen Mine; Old Queen group), Tiger Wash, Belmont Mountain, Tonopah, Osborn Mining District, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
Ernabella Mission, Musgrave Ranges, North West Province, South Australia, Australia
Tenham meteorite, Tenham Station, Windorah, Barcoo Shire, Queensland, Australia
El Triunfo District, La Paz Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Boraxo Mine (Kern Borate Mine; Boraxo deposit; Boraxo No. 1 and No. 2; Clara claim; Thompson Mine; Tenneco Mine), Ryan, Furnace Creek Mining District (Furnace Creek Borate Mining District), Inyo Co., California, USA
Terry Mine (Terry Borate Mine; Terry pit; Terry deposit), Amargosa Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
Bali Lo copper mine (Casleys prospect; Bali Low prospect), Ashburton Downs Station, Ashburton Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Toppin Hill, Lake Rason, Laverton Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Coahuila meteorite, Bolsom de Mapimí, Coahuila, Mexico
Opal Hill Mine, Mule Mountains District (Hodges Mountain District), Mule Mts (Palo Verde Mts), Riverside Co., California, USA
Bertram Mine (Bertram Siding Sulfate deposit; Bertram Sodium Sulphate deposits), Bertram siding, Bertram, Imperial Co., California, USA
King of Arizona Mine (King of Arizona property; King of Arizona group of claims; King of Arizona vein; Kofa Mine; Gleason Mine; Homestake claim), Kofa Game Range, Kofa Mining District, Kofa Mts (S.H. Mts), Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
San Felipe, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, Mexico
Consols Mine (ABH Consols Mine; Australian Broken Hill Consols Mine), Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Phosphate Hill Mine, Phosphate Hill, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia
Melbourne Rockwell mine, Little Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
 
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