The climate of Comoros
The Union of the Comores, mostly simply described as The Comoros, is a
state consisting of three islands situated east of Mozambique and
north-west of Madagascar. Grande Comore,
Mohéli and Anjouan have been
an independent state since 1975. The fourth island which for a short
time belonged to the country of the Comoros is Mayotte. One year after
the independence the population of Mayotte chose for a revert as a
part of France.
The Comoros have a tropical monsoon climate, in which the drier period
occurs at the end of the local wintertime. Because locally the
criteria of a tropical monsoon climate are not always met, there may
be a question of a tropical rainforest climate (type Aw according to
the Köppen climate system). The summer months are warm (26 to 31
degrees), damp and clammy. Thanks to the warm gulfstream the seawater
around the Comoros is agreeably warm throughout the year.
Climate information of places and areas in Comoros
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific
information about weather and climate can be found on the climate
pages per area or town. As for Comoros the following climate
information is available:
The total amount of precipitation registered on a yearly basis is
somewhere between 2200 and nearly three-thousand millimeters. In the
Comoros precipitation always falls in the form of rain. Most of the
time there is a question of heavy showers lasting relatively short. In
the wet season the showers may quickly come one after another, through
which it seems to rain for a longer period on end. The period from the
end of December up to and including April is by far the wettest
period. Amounts of precipitation far over three-hundred millimeters
are no exception during the summer months.
The temperature is reasonably constant throughout the year. That is a
well-known fact in a region where a tropical climate prevails. On an
average the temperatures are a little below those normally occurring
in a tropical climate. There are two causes for that. First of all
there is practically always a question of a cooling wind, second
locally in the island there are places where it is cooler due to
differences in height. As a rule close to the coast the temperatures
are some degrees higher. In the Comoros the maximum temperature never
exceeds 34 degrees centigrade. In the wintertime the temperature at
night practically never drops below 14 degrees. On an average it is
some degrees warmer.
Scattered over the Comoros you find different climate data and
temperatures. The data in the table below go for the capital of Moroni
and cannot be considered an average for the country. Visit the
individual climate information pages for the climate data of other
places in the Comoros.
More climate information
Climate figures come in handy, but do not offer a complete impression
of the climate and the possible weather circumstances within a certain
period. How big the chance is of wintry weather, (extreme) heat or
hurricanes cannot often be found in figures. Therefore we monthly
offer useful extra climate information. The information below goes for
the capital of Moroni. For information about particular areas and
places in the Comores please visit the specific climate pages of those
places and/or areas.
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