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Denver, Colorado Climate & Temperature

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  • Denver, Colorado, Usa is at 3946'N, 10452'W, 1612 m (5289 ft). See map.
  • Denver, Colorado has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Denver, Colorado is situated in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 10.1 degrees Celsius (50.2 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 24.4 °C (43.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 7.1°C (44.7°F) on average falling to -7.8°C (17.9°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 16.5°C (61.6°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 1.5°C (34.6°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 29.5°C (85.1°F) and average low temperatures are 13.3°C (55.9°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 18.5°C (65.2°F) during the day and lows of 2.5°C (36.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 391.3 mm (15.4 inches) which is equivalent to 391.3 Litres/m (9.6 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 3115 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Denver, Colorado you would come out nearest to the climate station at Amsterdam Island, French Southern Lands where you would find a Marine west coast climate.
Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 6 (43) 8 (47) 11 (52) 17 (62) 22 (71) 27 (81) 31 (88) 30 (86) 25 (77) 19 (66) 11 (53) 7 (44) 18 (64)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (30) 1 (33) 4 (39) 9 (48) 14 (57) 19 (67) 23 (74) 22 (71) 17 (62) 11 (51) 4 (39) -1 (31) 10 (50)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (16) -7 (20) -3 (26) 1 (35) 6 (44) 11 (52) 15 (59) 14 (57) 9 (48) 2 (36) -4 (25) -8 (17) 2 (36)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 13 (1) 15 (1) 33 (1) 43 (2) 61 (2) 46 (2) 49 (2) 38 (2) 32 (1) 25 (1) 22 (1) 16 (1) 391 (15)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 5 (16%) 6 (21%) 9 (29%) 9 (30%) 11 (35%) 8 (27%) 9 (29%) 8 (26%) 5 (17%) 5 (16%) 5 (17%) 4 (13%)   84 (23%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 06:48 07:30 08:09 08:20 09:07 11:06 10:25 10:07 09:36 08:09 06:30 06:27   08:31
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 09:41 10:37 11:52 13:12 14:20 14:55 14:39 13:41 12:24 11:03 09:56 09:23   12:00
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 71 (29) 72 (28) 70 (30) 64 (36) 64 (36) 75 (25) 72 (28) 75 (25) 78 (22) 75 (25) 66 (34) 70 (30)   71 (29)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 30.4 39.8 50.6 62.3 70.5 73.7 70.6 62.2 50.7 39.3 30.2 26.8   50.5

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Topic: Climate of Denver, Colorado, Usa
David says...
Denver is most definitely NOT a humid subtropical climate (Cfa). It is a mid-latitude steppe climate (BSk). All of the cities surrounding Denver are correctly classified BSk.
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