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Aziziyah, northern highlands, highest temperature, Libya, plateau

Most of Libya has an arid, desert climate year-round, but along the coast are found areas of Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wetter winters. In Tripoli average daily temperatures range from 8 to 16C (47 to 61F) in January and from 22 to 29C (71 to 85F) in July, and average annual rainfall is 380 mm (15 in). Temperatures are similar in the Cyrenaican coastal city of Banghazi, but only 270 mm (11 in) of rain falls in an average year. The plateau and mountainous areas are slightly more humid. Temperatures are much hotter south of the northern highlands, and the average rainfall drops to less than 150 mm (6 in) per year. The highest temperature ever recorded on Earth occurred at Al Aziziyah, southwest of Tripoli, where the temperature peaked at 58C (136F) in 1922.



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