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Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters

Köppen Code: Cwb
C : Temperate
w : Dry winter
b : Warm summer


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Temperate, dry winter, warm summer.

The coldest month averaging above 0 °C (32 °F), all months with average temperatures below 22 °C (71.6 °F), and at least four months averaging above 10 °C (50 °F).

At least ten times as much rain in the wettest month of summer as in the driest month of winter (an alternative definition is 70% or more of average annual precipitation received in the warmest six months).

Related climatic classifications
CfaHumid subtropical climate
CfbTemperate oceanic climate
CfcSubpolar oceanic climate
CsaHot-summer Mediterranean climate
CsbWarm-summer Mediterranean climate
CscCool-summer Mediterranean climate
CwaMonsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
CwcCold subtropical highland climate or subpolar oceanic climate with dry winters


A selection of mineral localities found in this climate zone.

Pingwu beryl mine (Huya W-Sn-Be deposit; Xuebaoding W-Sn-Be deposit), Huya township, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Yangliuping Cu-Ni-PGE deposit, Yangliuping Cu-Ni-PGE ore field, Danba Co., Garzê Autonomous Prefecture (Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture), Sichuan, China
Jalpa, Jalpa Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
Leonora Mine, Jalpa, Jalpa Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
Cerro San Cristóbal, Pachuca Municipality, Hidalgo, Mexico
Lepanto Mine, Mancayan mineral district (Mankayan), Benguet Province, Cordillera Administrative Region, Luzon, Philippines
Viloco Mine (Araca Mine), Loayza Province, La Paz, Bolivia
Cerro Sapo, Ayopaya Province, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Western Deep Levels 1 Mine, Western Sector, Far West Rand (West Wits Line), West Rand District (West Rand), Gauteng, South Africa
Papachacra Pegmatites, Papachacra, Belén Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina
Taxco de Alarcón (Taxco; Tasco), Taxco Municipality, Guerrero, Mexico
Pachuca de Soto (Pachuca), Pachuca Municipality, Hidalgo, Mexico
Agua Rica mine (Mi Vida prospect), Andalgalá Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina
Argent, Delmas, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga, South Africa
El Criollo Mine, Cerro Blanco pegmatite district, Tanti, Punilla Department, Córdoba Province, Argentina
Kusasalethu Mine (Elandskraal Mine; Elandsrand Mine; Deelkraal Mine), Carletonville, Western Sector, Far West Rand (West Wits Line), West Rand District (West Rand), Gauteng, South Africa
Tripuí (Tripuhy), Ouro Preto district, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Farallón Negro Mine, Agua de Dionisio mining district (YMAD), Farallón Negro, Belén Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina
Colquiri mine, Colquiri, Inquisivi Province, La Paz, Bolivia
Remedios Mine, Taxco de Alarcón (Taxco; Tasco), Taxco Municipality, Guerrero, Mexico
Toluca meteorite, Jiquipilco (Xiquipilco), Mexico, Mexico
Panda Hill, Mbeya, Mbeya Region, Tanzania
Yucunani Mine, Tejocotes, San Juan Mixtepec-Juxtlahuaca Municipality, Oaxaca, Mexico
Azul Mine, Taxco de Alarcón (Taxco; Tasco), Taxco Municipality, Guerrero, Mexico
Aguilar mine, Aguilar mining district, Humahuaca Department, Jujuy Province, Argentina
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