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The climate of Guatemala varies according to elevation, from hot coastal plains to cold mountain heights. Most of the population lives between 900 and 2,400 m (3,000 and 8,000 ft) above sea level, where there are warm days and cool nights with average annual temperatures of 20C (68F). The coastal regions are hot and humid, with average annual temperatures of 28C (83F). A rainy season, from May through October, is sometimes called winter because it brings cloudy afternoons and lower temperatures, and November to April is summer. Yet May is the hottest month, with average lows of 16C (61F) and highs of 29C (84F); the coldest month is December, when low temperatures average 12C (54F) and highs are 23C (73F). During the dry season, especially from February to May, the air is often filled with dust. Rainfall in the tropical northern region averages between 1,500 and 2,500 mm (60 and 100 in) annually; Guatemala City, in the southern highlands, receives 1,320 mm (52 in) annually.



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