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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Benicia California, United States

In Benicia, the summers are long, warm, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 83°F and is rarely below 33°F or above 92°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Benicia for warm-weather activities is from mid June to late September.

Climate in Benicia

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Benicia weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The warm season lasts for 4.3 months, from June 2 to October 10, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest month of the year in Benicia is July, with an average high of 82°F and low of 57°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.4 months, from November 27 to February 10, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest month of the year in Benicia is January, with an average low of 42°F and high of 56°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Benicia

Average High and Low Temperature in BeniciawarmcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FDec 3055°FDec 3055°FAug 2283°FAug 2283°F41°F41°F57°F57°FJun 277°FJun 277°FOct 1077°FOct 1077°FFeb 1060°FFeb 1060°F54°F54°F53°F53°F44°F44°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 56°F61°F65°F69°F74°F80°F82°F82°F81°F75°F64°F56°F
Temp. 48°F51°F55°F57°F62°F66°F68°F67°F67°F62°F54°F48°F
Low 42°F44°F47°F49°F52°F55°F57°F57°F56°F52°F46°F42°F

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in Benicia

Average Hourly Temperature in BeniciaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Rancagua, Chile (5,987 miles away); José Batlle y Ordóñez, Uruguay (6,557 miles); and Monsanto, Portugal (5,629 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Benicia (view comparison).

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In Benicia, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Benicia begins around May 16 and lasts for 5.2 months, ending around October 23.

The clearest month of the year in Benicia is July, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 23 and lasts for 6.8 months, ending around May 16.

The cloudiest month of the year in Benicia is January, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 55% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Benicia

Cloud Cover Categories in BeniciaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 1992%Jul 1992%Jan 1143%Jan 1143%May 1668%May 1668%Oct 2368%Oct 2368%NowNowclearovercastmostly clearmostly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 55%54%50%42%32%18%9%10%14%28%45%52%
Clearer 45%46%50%58%68%82%91%90%86%72%55%48%

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Benicia varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from November 3 to April 8, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Benicia is February, with an average of 8.3 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from April 8 to November 3. The month with the fewest wet days in Benicia is July, with an average of 0.1 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Benicia is February, with an average of 8.3 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 30% on February 20.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Benicia

Daily Chance of Precipitation in BeniciawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 2030%Feb 2030%Jul 180%Jul 180%Nov 315%Nov 315%Apr 815%Apr 815%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 8.2d8.3d7.5d3.8d2.0d0.6d0.1d0.1d0.8d2.5d5.9d8.0d

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Benicia experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from October 3 to May 13, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain in Benicia is February, with an average rainfall of 3.7 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 13 to October 3. The month with the least rain in Benicia is July, with an average rainfall of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Benicia

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 3.4″3.7″2.6″1.1″0.5″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.2″0.9″2.3″3.4″

The length of the day in Benicia varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 31 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Benicia

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in BeniciaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minMar 1912 hr, 8 minMar 1914 hr, 49 minJun 2014 hr, 49 minJun 2012 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 229 hr, 31 minDec 219 hr, 31 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 9.9h10.8h12.0h13.2h14.3h14.8h14.5h13.6h12.4h11.2h10.1h9.6h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:45 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 51 minutes later at 7:36 AM on November 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:48 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 47 minutes later at 8:35 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Benicia during 2024, starting in the spring on March 10, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 3.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Benicia

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in BeniciaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 135:45 AMJun 135:45 AM8:35 PMJun 288:35 PMJun 28Dec 64:48 PMDec 64:48 PM7:36 AMNov 27:36 AMNov 2Mar 10DSTMar 10DSTDSTNov 3DSTNov 3daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Benicia

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in BeniciaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM0001010101020202030303040404050506060700001010102020202030304040505060702975NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Benicia

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Benicia, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Benicia

Humidity Comfort Levels in BeniciaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 120%Jan 120%May 50%May 50%NowNowcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Benicia experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from April 1 to September 8, with average wind speeds of more than 8.0 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Benicia is June, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.8 months, from September 8 to April 1. The calmest month of the year in Benicia is November, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Benicia

Average Wind Speed in BeniciawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphJun 209.4 mphJun 209.4 mphOct 316.6 mphOct 316.6 mphApr 18.0 mphApr 18.0 mphSep 88.0 mphSep 88.0 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 6.97.27.78.28.99.39.28.77.76.96.87.1

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Benicia varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 9.0 months, from February 13 to November 14, with a peak percentage of 95% on August 1. The wind is most often from the north for 3.0 months, from November 14 to February 13, with a peak percentage of 43% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Benicia

Wind Direction in BeniciaNWNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestnorthsoutheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Benicia is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.4 months, from August 7 to October 20, with an average temperature above 56°F. The month of the year in Benicia with the warmest water is September, with an average temperature of 57°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.1 months, from March 15 to June 19, with an average temperature below 53°F. The month of the year in Benicia with the coolest water is May, with an average temperature of 53°F.

Average Water Temperature in Benicia

Average Water Temperature in BeniciawarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec48°F48°F50°F50°F52°F52°F54°F54°F56°F56°F58°F58°F60°F60°F62°F62°FSep 1758°FSep 1758°F52°FMay 1152°FMay 11Aug 756°FAug 756°FOct 2056°FOct 2056°FMar 1553°FMar 1553°FJun 1953°FJun 1953°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 53°F53°F53°F53°F53°F53°F55°F57°F57°F57°F55°F54°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Benicia throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Benicia for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to late September, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Tourism Score in Benicia

Tourism Score in Beniciabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.77.70.70.7NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Benicia for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score in Benicia

Beach/Pool Score in Beniciabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810102.92.90.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Benicia over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is December 30, with a 55% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Benicia

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Beniciagrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%90%Feb 690%Feb 690%Nov 2990%Nov 2955%Dec 3155%Dec 31Jul 11100%Jul 11100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Benicia should appear around February 12, only rarely appearing before January 31 or after February 25.

Growing Degree Days in Benicia

Growing Degree Days in BeniciaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°FFeb 1290°FFeb 1290°FMay 28900°FMay 28900°FJul 231,800°FJul 231,800°FDec 313,568°FDec 313,568°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 6 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Benicia is June, with an average of 8.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 3 to February 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Benicia is December, with an average of 2.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Benicia

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in BeniciabrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJun 288.5 kWhJun 288.5 kWhDec 252.1 kWhDec 252.1 kWhMay 67.2 kWhMay 67.2 kWhAug 237.2 kWhAug 237.2 kWhNov 33.4 kWhNov 33.4 kWhFeb 183.4 kWhFeb 183.4 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 2.43.34.76.37.58.38.37.46.14.32.82.2

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Benicia are 38.049 deg latitude, -122.159 deg longitude, and 20 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Benicia contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 669 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 100 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,440 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,216 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Benicia is covered by artificial surfaces (48%) and water (41%), within 10 miles by grassland (29%) and artificial surfaces (26%), and within 50 miles by grassland (23%) and cropland (22%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Benicia, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Benicia.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Benicia according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Benicia is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Benicia and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Benicia and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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