Hot deserts climate
|Köppen Code: BWh|
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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
|BSh||Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
|BSk||Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
|BWk||Cold desert climate|
A selection of mineral localities found in this climate zone.