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The climate of San Salvador (El Salvador)
San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador and lies west of the geographical centre of the Latin-American country. San Salvador lies in the department of the same name and counts approximately half a million inhabitants who are regularly startled by earthquakes arising close by the town. The seismographic activity gives San Salvador the nickname of Valley of the Hammocks. If you go to San Salvador for places of interest you will find many historic buildings destroyed by earthquakes and civil wars or just disappeared. Some of them have been renovated of recent years, like for instance the Palacio Nacional. San Salvador has a tropical savannah climate (type Aw) with tropical temperatures throughout the year and a distinct rainy season that begins in May and ends in the course of November. The total amount of precipitation per year is somewhat over seventeen hundred millimeters, of which almost 95 % falls within the wet season. Frost or snow does not occur in San Salvador, the lowest temperature officially measured is eight degrees.

 

Climate information
The data below is based on registered weather data and applies to San Salvador:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 30 14 8 3 n/a
February 31 14 9 3 n/a
March 32 15 9 4 n/a
April 32 17 9 8 n/a
May 30 17 8 18 n/a
June 28 17 7 27 n/a
July 29 17 7 27 n/a
August 29 17 7 28 n/a
September 28 17 6 29 n/a
October 28 17 6 22 n/a
November 28 15 8 8 n/a
December 29 14 8 5 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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