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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in As Suwaydā’ Syria

In As Suwaydā’, the summers are long, hot, arid, and clear and the winters are very cold, dry, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 91°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 97°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit As Suwaydā’ for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.

Climate in As Suwaydā’

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As Suwaydā’ weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 25 to September 29, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest month of the year in As Suwaydā’ is July, with an average high of 90°F and low of 61°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.3 months, from November 30 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 58°F. The coldest month of the year in As Suwaydā’ is January, with an average low of 33°F and high of 51°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in As Suwaydā’

Average High and Low Temperature in As Suwaydā’hotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2250°FJan 2250°FJul 3191°FJul 3191°F33°F33°F62°F62°FMay 2583°FMay 2583°FSep 2983°FSep 2983°FNov 3058°FNov 3058°FMar 658°FMar 658°F54°F54°F56°F56°F38°F38°F38°F38°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 51°F54°F61°F71°F80°F87°F90°F90°F86°F76°F64°F54°F
Temp. 41°F44°F50°F59°F67°F73°F76°F76°F72°F64°F52°F44°F
Low 33°F35°F40°F45°F52°F58°F61°F62°F58°F51°F42°F35°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 As Suwaydā’

Average Hourly Temperature in As Suwaydā’JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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 coldvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmhotvery 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.

Auberry, California, United States (7,382 miles away) and Star Valley, Arizona, United States (7,369 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to As Suwaydā’ (view comparison).

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In As Suwaydā’, 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 As Suwaydā’ begins around May 17 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around October 18.

The clearest month of the year in As Suwaydā’ is August, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 100% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 18 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around May 17.

The cloudiest month of the year in As Suwaydā’ is January, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 38% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in As Suwaydā’

Cloud Cover Categories in As Suwaydā’clearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 19100%Aug 19100%Jan 1262%Jan 1262%May 1781%May 1781%Oct 1881%Oct 1881%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly 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 38%36%32%29%19%3%0%0%3%18%29%37%
Clearer 62%64%68%71%81%97%100%100%97%82%71%63%

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

The wetter season lasts 4.6 months, from November 7 to March 28, with a greater than 8% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in As Suwaydā’ is February, with an average of 4.2 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from March 28 to November 7. The month with the fewest wet days in As Suwaydā’ 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 As Suwaydā’ is February, with an average of 3.7 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 14% on February 2.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in As Suwaydā’

Daily Chance of Precipitation in As Suwaydā’wetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 1016%Feb 1016%Jul 10%Jul 10%Nov 78%Nov 78%Mar 288%Mar 288%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 3.8d3.7d2.8d1.3d0.5d0.2d0.1d0.1d0.1d1.2d2.5d3.3d
Mixed 0.3d0.4d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d
Any 4.1d4.2d3.0d1.3d0.5d0.2d0.1d0.1d0.1d1.2d2.6d3.5d

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. As Suwaydā’ experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from November 18 to March 21, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain in As Suwaydā’ is January, with an average rainfall of 0.8 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from March 21 to November 18. The month with the least rain in As Suwaydā’ is July, with an average rainfall of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in As Suwaydā’

Average Monthly Rainfall in As Suwaydā’rainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 inJan 310.8 inJan 310.8 inJul 100.0 inJul 100.0 inAug 300.0 inAug 300.0 inNov 180.5 inNov 180.5 inMar 210.5 inMar 210.5 inNowNow
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 0.8″0.7″0.5″0.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.2″0.5″0.7″

The length of the day in As Suwaydā’ varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 0 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in As Suwaydā’

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in As Suwaydā’JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2014 hr, 18 minJun 2014 hr, 18 minJun 2012 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 2210 hr, 0 minDec 2110 hr, 0 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 10.3h11.0h12.0h13.0h13.9h14.3h14.1h13.3h12.3h11.3h10.5h10.0h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:25 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 11 minutes later at 7:36 AM on January 9. The earliest sunset is at 5:27 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 18 minutes later at 7:45 PM on June 29.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in As Suwaydā’ during 2024.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in As Suwaydā’

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in As Suwaydā’JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 115:25 AMJun 115:25 AM7:45 PMJun 297:45 PMJun 29Dec 45:27 PMDec 45:27 PM7:36 AMJan 97:36 AMJan 9daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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 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 As Suwaydā’

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in As Suwaydā’JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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 AM000010101010202020203030303040404050505060607080000010101010202020203030303040404050506060707034NowNow
northeastsouthwest
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 As Suwaydā’

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 As Suwaydā’, 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, staying within 2% of 2% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in As Suwaydā’

Humidity Comfort Levels in As Suwaydā’JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 190%Mar 190%Aug 154%Aug 154%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.5d1.1d0.3d0.0d0.0d0.0d

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 As Suwaydā’ experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 8.1 months, from December 19 to August 24, with average wind speeds of more than 9.1 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in As Suwaydā’ is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 3.9 months, from August 24 to December 19. The calmest month of the year in As Suwaydā’ is October, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in As Suwaydā’

Average Wind Speed in As Suwaydā’windyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphJul 1410.4 mphJul 1410.4 mphOct 167.7 mphOct 167.7 mphDec 199.1 mphDec 199.1 mphAug 249.1 mphAug 249.1 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) 9.510.210.09.69.49.910.39.58.37.88.49.0

The predominant average hourly wind direction in As Suwaydā’ is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction in As Suwaydā’

Wind Direction in As Suwaydā’JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastsouthnorth
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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).

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in As Suwaydā’ 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 times of year to visit As Suwaydā’ for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to mid July and from mid August to mid October, with a peak score in the third week of September.

Tourism Score in As Suwaydā’

Tourism Score in As Suwaydā’best timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.88.80.70.78.58.57.87.8NowNow 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 As Suwaydā’ for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score in As Suwaydā’

Beach/Pool Score in As Suwaydā’best timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.78.70.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature 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).

The growing season in As Suwaydā’ typically lasts for 8.8 months (269 days), from around March 11 to around December 5, rarely starting before February 9 or after April 4, and rarely ending before November 11 or after December 28.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in As Suwaydā’

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in As Suwaydā’growing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 1150%Mar 1150%Dec 550%Dec 590%Apr 490%Apr 490%Nov 1190%Nov 1110%Feb 910%Feb 910%Dec 2810%Dec 280%Jan 190%Jan 19Jul 27100%Jul 27100%very 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 As Suwaydā’ should appear around March 10, only rarely appearing before February 25 or after March 28.

Growing Degree Days in As Suwaydā’

Growing Degree Days in As Suwaydā’JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°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°F4,500°F4,500°FMar 1087°FMar 1087°FMay 26900°FMay 26900°FJul 61,800°FJul 61,800°FDec 314,450°FDec 314,450°F
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 7 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.7 kWh. The brightest month of the year in As Suwaydā’ is June, with an average of 8.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 4 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.1 kWh. The darkest month of the year in As Suwaydā’ is December, with an average of 3.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in As Suwaydā’

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in As Suwaydā’brightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJun 238.8 kWhJun 238.8 kWhDec 233.0 kWhDec 233.0 kWhMay 77.7 kWhMay 77.7 kWhAug 247.7 kWhAug 247.7 kWhNov 44.1 kWhNov 44.1 kWhFeb 134.1 kWhFeb 134.1 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) 3.34.35.76.98.08.78.67.96.75.13.73.0

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of As Suwaydā’ are 32.709 deg latitude, 36.570 deg longitude, and 3,504 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of As Suwaydā’ contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,001 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,436 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,596 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,273 feet).

The area within 2 miles of As Suwaydā’ is covered by cropland (40%), trees (26%), grassland (17%), and sparse vegetation (12%), within 10 miles by cropland (53%) and trees (26%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (46%) and cropland (24%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in As Suwaydā’, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in As Suwaydā’.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and As Suwaydā’ 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 As Suwaydā’ is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between As Suwaydā’ 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 As Suwaydā’ 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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