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The letters in the top row stand for months: January, February, etc. The bars and numbers convey the following information: The blue bars represent the amount of precipitation (rain, snow etc.) that falls in each month. The blue numbers are the amount of precipitation in either millimeters (liters per square meter) or inches. The red numbers are the average daily high and low temperatures for each month, and the red bars represent the average daily temperature span for each month. The thin gray line is 0 °C or 32°F, the point of freezing, for orientation.

Maribor, Slovenia
Climate chart (explanation)
JFMAMJJASOND
 
 
30
 
−2
−7
 
 
34
 
−1
−7
 
 
54
 
4
−3
 
 
68
 
9
1
 
 
97
 
16
7
 
 
123
 
20
11
 
 
116
 
22
12
 
 
118
 
20
11
 
 
100
 
15
8
 
 
116
 
9
4
 
 
107
 
3
−2
 
 
84
 
0
−6
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Labuan, Malaysia
Climate chart (explanation)
JFMAMJJASOND
 
 
112
 
30
24
 
 
117
 
30
24
 
 
150
 
31
24
 
 
297
 
32
24
 
 
345
 
32
24
 
 
351
 
31
24
 
 
318
 
31
25
 
 
297
 
31
24
 
 
417
 
31
24
 
 
465
 
31
24
 
 
419
 
31
24
 
 
285
 
30
24
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Cuzco, Peru
Climate chart (explanation)
JFMAMJJASOND
 
 
163
 
20
7
 
 
150
 
21
7
 
 
109
 
21
7
 
 
51
 
22
4
 
 
15
 
21
2
 
 
5
 
21
1
 
 
5
 
21
−1
 
 
10
 
21
1
 
 
25
 
22
4
 
 
67
 
22
6
 
 
76
 
23
6
 
 
137
 
22
7
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm


As we can see from the chart, Maribor has a temperate climate with hot summers and freezing winters. It lies in the northern hemisphere, so the temperatures peak in July and August. The temperature in Labuan, which lies in the heart of the tropics, hardly changes through the year. Instead of summers and winters, there is a dry season in the beginning of the year, followed by a wet season with high rainfall. Cuzco also lies near the equator, but at a much higher altitude in the Andean highlands, and also much drier. Like in Labuan, the daily high temperature barely changes through the year, but they are significantly cooler due to the altitude. Nights in Cuzco are much colder than during the day, especially in the dry months from May to August.

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