The winds in winter are uniformly dry while dust storms are frequent at all seasons - a fact which renders the country unsuitable for persons suffering from chest complaints.
Built on open undulating ground, the town is, however, subject to frequent dust storms and to considerable variations in the temperature.
The climate indeed is noted for its healthiness, the chief drawback being dust-storms. The average temperature for the four winter months - May-August - is 49° F.; hard frosts at night are then common.
In the winter or dry season there are occasional heavy dust storms.