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Central African Republic

Central African Republic Weather Stats

Climate summary:

The climate of the C.A.R. is generally tropical. The northern areas are subject to harmattan winds, which are hot, dry, and carry dust. The northern regions have been subject to desertification , and the northeast is a desert. The remainder of the country is prone to flooding from nearby rivers as much of the southern border is formed by tributaries of the Congo River , with the Mbomou River in the east merging with the Uele River to form the Ubangi River . In the west, the Sangha River flows through part of the country. The eastern border lies along the edge of the Nile river watershed . The estimated amount of the country covered by forest ranges up to 8%, with the densest parts in the south. It is highly diverse, and includes commercially important species of Ayous , Sapelli and Sipo . The deforestation rate is 0.4% per annum, and lumber poaching is commonplace.

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Precipitation 900.37 billion cubic metres 2007 5th out of 68
Precipitation per capita 219,233.68 cubic metres 2007 1st out of 66
Temperature > Highest temperature ever recorded 45 \u00b0C (113 \u00b0F) 2014
Temperature > Highest temperature ever recorded > Location Birao 2014

SOURCES: http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=ENV&f=variableID%3a6, Precipitation; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=ENV&f=variableID%3a6, Precipitation. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: List of weather records (Highest temperatures ever recorded)

Citation

"Central African Republic Weather Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Central-African-Republic/Weather