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Quellon

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Quellón is a Chilean port city and commune in southern Chiloé Island, Los Lagos Region. It is considered an end-station of the Panamerican Highway and the Pacific Coastal Highway. The majority of men work on small boats called "lanchas" for days at a time fishing. Also many men and women work in local seafood processing plants.ClimateQuellón has an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb) with some drying trend in summer. Winters are cool and wet but mild with a July average of 7.7C. During this time of the year, precipitation is very high, averaging around 208to from June to August and humidity is high, averaging around 85–87%. Few days are dry in winter, since there are 22–24 days with measurable precipitation from June to August. Nonetheless, snowfall is rare and most years will record no snowfall. Summers are mild with a January average of 15.1C and during this time, precipitation is lower, averaging 103.3mm in February, the driest month. Temperatures can occasionally exceed 20C anytime from September to June. One characteristic of the climate is that Quellón, like the rest of the central and southern parts of Chiloé island is exposed to strong westerly winds throughout the year. The average annual precipitation is 1960.6mm, with significant amounts in all months; the 4 months with the most precipitation make up 50% of the total annual precipitation. On average, there are 239 days with measureable precipitation. The record high was 32.5C in January 1978 and the record low was -4.4C in June 1971 and August 1975.
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