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South Western Slopes - climate

This bioregion is dominated by a sub-humid climate characterised by hot summers and no dry season. A temperate climate, with warm summers, occurs at higher elevations along the eastern boundary of the bioregion adjacent to the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion. Mean annual temperature increases across the bioregion from low temperatures in the south and east to higher temperatures in the north and west (Gibbons 2001).

Rainfall is distributed across the South Western Slopes Bioregion with high (up to around 1200mm) mean annual rainfall in the east, and lower values (around 400mm) for mean annual rainfall in the west (Gibbons 2001).

South Western Slopes Bioregion - climate variable information
Mean annual temperature
11-17°;C
Minimum average monthly temperature
-0.7-3.2°C
Maximum average monthly temperature
24.6-33.5°C
Mean annual rainfall
360-1266mm
Minimum average monthly rainfall
25-64mm
Maximum average monthly rainfall
38-152mm

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