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Aurangabad has a semiarid climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. The city is severely drought prone, as it receives scanty rainfall during the monsoon season from June to September. The average annual rainfall received by Aurangabad is . Summers are extremely hot with temperatures reaching up to , but can fall below in winter at times. The city of Aurangabad was founded on 11 May 1610 AD (10th Rajab 922 AH) by Malik Amber (Malik Ambar), the Prime Minister of Murtaza Nizam Shah II for his son Sultan Fateh Khan who had just turned 13 years old that year; thus he named it "Fatehnagar". It served as the capital of the state ruled by them till 1636 when Mughal emperor Shah Jahan made Fatehpur Sikri his capital and shifted out all royal occupants including Malik Amber's successor Shaista Khan who later became prime minister under Emperor Jahandar Shah after deposing him in 1712 A.D.