Ceres, Santa Fe

Ceres
Location of San Cristóbal Department within Santa Fe Province
Location of San Cristóbal Department within Santa Fe Province
Ceres is located in Argentina
Ceres
Ceres
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 29°52′S 61°57′W / 29°52′S 61°57′W / -29.867; -61.950
Country Argentina
Province Santa Fe
Departament San Cristóbal
Founded 1892
Elevation 84 m (276 ft)
Population (2001 census [ INDEC])
 • Total 16,054
 • Density 22.85/km2 (59.2/sq mi)
CPA Base S 2340
Area code(s) + 54 3491

Ceres is a municipality San Cristóbal Department, in Santa Fe Province, Argentina. The town of Ceres is 266 km (165 mi) northwest of the provincial capital Santa Fe and has a population of 16,054 2001 census [ INDEC]

The town is situated 10 km (6 mi) from the border with Santiago del Estero Province, receiving a strong cultural, social and commercial influence from them.

Ceres sits on National Route 34 and Provincial Route 17. has railway connection on FCA (ex-Mitre), with frequent general cargo, mining, cereals, and passenger trains, taking a good portion of the products from the Argentine Northwest to the port of Rosario.

Climate

Average temperatures, 1931 to 2008 (NASA).

Ceres has a humid subtropical climate ( Köppen climate classification Cwa) with mild, and dry winters and hot, humid summers. Winters are mild and windier, with a July high of 18.4 °C (65.1 °F) although nighttime temperatures are cool, with a July low of 6.7 °C (44.1 °F). [1] During the summer, temperatures can be hot during the day, averaging 32.3 °C (90.1 °F) in January but nighttime temperatures are more pleasant and cooler, averaging below 20 °C (68.0 °F). [1] Spring and fall are transition seasons featuring warm weather during the day and cool weather at nighttime. [1] The first and last dates of frost are June 18 and August 14 respectively. [2] The average annual precipitation is 942 millimetres (37 in), most of it being concentrated in the warmer months. On average, Ceres averages 2,650 hours of sunshine a year (or 59% of possible sunshine hours), ranging from a low of 49% in June to a high of 65% in February. [3] The highest recorded temperature was 43.7 °C (110.7 °F) on January 4, 1963 while the lowest recorded temperature was −6.6 °C (20.1 °F) on July 13, 2000. [4] [2]

Climate data for Ceres (1961–1990, extremes 1931–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 43.7
(110.7)
42.3
(108.1)
39.6
(103.3)
38.4
(101.1)
34.6
(94.3)
32.1
(89.8)
34.9
(94.8)
38.6
(101.5)
41.2
(106.2)
39.7
(103.5)
43.1
(109.6)
43.2
(109.8)
43.7
(110.7)
Average high °C (°F) 32.6
(90.7)
31.5
(88.7)
29.2
(84.6)
25.7
(78.3)
22.6
(72.7)
19.0
(66.2)
19.3
(66.7)
21.4
(70.5)
23.7
(74.7)
26.8
(80.2)
29.3
(84.7)
31.2
(88.2)
26.0
(78.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.7
(78.3)
24.6
(76.3)
22.5
(72.5)
19.1
(66.4)
16.0
(60.8)
12.4
(54.3)
12.4
(54.3)
13.8
(56.8)
16.2
(61.2)
19.8
(67.6)
22.5
(72.5)
24.6
(76.3)
19.1
(66.4)
Average low °C (°F) 19.2
(66.6)
18.5
(65.3)
17.0
(62.6)
13.7
(56.7)
10.7
(51.3)
7.3
(45.1)
7.0
(44.6)
7.7
(45.9)
9.5
(49.1)
13.1
(55.6)
15.8
(60.4)
17.9
(64.2)
13.1
(55.6)
Record low °C (°F) 7.9
(46.2)
5.6
(42.1)
3.8
(38.8)
0.5
(32.9)
−5.8
(21.6)
−6.2
(20.8)
−6.6
(20.1)
−6.0
(21.2)
−2.6
(27.3)
1.4
(34.5)
3.8
(38.8)
5.0
(41)
−6.6
(20.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 138.8
(5.465)
121.7
(4.791)
133.9
(5.272)
80.5
(3.169)
27.7
(1.091)
21.0
(0.827)
18.8
(0.74)
23.1
(0.909)
48.2
(1.898)
71.6
(2.819)
104.0
(4.094)
127.9
(5.035)
917.2
(36.11)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 10 8 9 7 6 5 5 4 6 7 9 10 86
Average relative humidity (%) 69 72 76 79 80 80 78 72 68 68 67 68 73
Mean monthly sunshine hours 275.9 240.8 226.3 198.0 179.8 150.0 170.5 201.5 216.0 251.1 267.0 272.8 2,649.7
Percent possible sunshine 64 65 59 58 55 49 52 59 60 63 65 62 59
Source #1: NOAA, [3] Meteo Climat (record highs and lows), [4] Oficina de Riesgo Agropecuario (record highs for February and May, and record lows for December) [2]
Source #2: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (precipitation days) [5]
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