Climate of Algeria

Climate of Algeria Last updated on Monday 19th April 2010

The northern Tell region has a temperate Mediterranean climate, with warm summers averaging 25°C (77°F) and rainy winters averaging 11°C (52°F). A hot, dry sirocco wind blowing north from the Sahara during the summer season, brings blinding sand and dust storms to the coastal region.

The climate in the Tell Atlas region is also temperate but cooler due to the altitudes, with increased rainfall.

The climate of the High Plateau is arid with irregular and low precipitation, measuring 200-400mm (8-16in) per year. The Sahara Desert is arid with extremely low annual precipitation, measuring less than 130mm (5in) per year.

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