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Climate of El Salvador





El Salvador lies in the Pacific coast of Central America. It is a small country, which lies between 13 degree and 14 degree north. El Salvador Climate can be termed as tropical. Throughout the year the country experiences a tropical climate. El Salvador's tropical climate is influenced by its location in the tropical zone.

The country has two seasons like dry season (November to April) and wet season (May - October). The climate of El Salvador is generally warm. In the dry season there is very less rainfall but during rainy seasons heavy showers take place. El Salvador's interior regions remain dry throughout the year. The maximum temperature of El Salvador is 32 degree C and minimum temperature is 18 degree C.

The variation of El Salvador temperature takes place mainly with altitudes and records less seasonal changes. The temperature of Pacific lowlands is hot throughout whereas the mountainous regions and central plateau comparatively experiences much moderate climate. "Invierno" or the rainy season starts from the months of May and extends till October. During this time the country gets the annual rainfall. The average rainfall in the mountains facing southern side can be 200 cm.

The central plateau gets much lesser amounts of rainfall. A low pressure over the Pacific Ocean often brings precipitation during the rainy season. During the rainy season the country experiences heavy thunderstorms in afternoons.

The North east trade winds are common during the months of November to April.

El Salvador Climate can be named as tropical as its location in the tropical zone influences its climate.




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