Cold desert climate
|Köppen Code: BWk|
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Cold deserts have a mean annual temperature of less than 18 °C and no more than 200mm of precipitation annually.
Cold desert climates usually feature hot (or warm in a few instances), dry summers, though summers are not typically as hot as hot desert climates. Unlike hot desert climates, cold desert climates tend to feature cold, dry winters.
Related climatic classifications
|BSh||Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
|BSk||Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
|BWh||Hot deserts climate|
A selection of mineral localities found in this climate zone.