Katarapko Climate

Rainfall averages around 240mm per year, but is very erratic, varying from 150mm to 550mm per year. Most years have below average rainfall, with a few years well above average. Winter air temperatures are reasonably mild during the day and cold at night (averaging 4.5˚C and 16˚C maximum). Summers are long and warm to hot. The daily minimum (averaged over the summer months) is 14˚C and the average maximum is 31˚C. Temperatures in excess of 40˚C are common.

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Material for this section was sourced from the Bookmark Biosphere Action Plan published by the Bookmark Biosphere Trust (July 1995).