Comoros Weather and Climate

According to COUNTRYAAH, Comoros is a State of Southeast Africa (1,862 km²). Capital: Moroni. Population: 646,000 (2008 estimate). Language: Arabic, Comorian and French (official), Bantu, Swahili. Religion: Sunni Muslims 98.4%, Christians 1.6%. Monetary unit: Comorian franc (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.572 (137th place). Borders: Indian Ocean. Member of: Arab League, OCI, UN and AU, EU associate.

The Comoros, islands of volcanic origin, are largely covered by forests. The ethnic composition of the population is determined by the crossing of the original Bantu population with Arabs, Indians and Malagasy. Almost all of the population is made up of Comorians (97%), followed by Makoa (1.6%), French (0.4%) and others (1%). Due to the high birth rate and fertility rates and the decreasing mortality rate, the percentage of young people is very significant (in 2007 young people under 15 were around 42%); this fact, linked to the rather high demographic density compared to the available resources, means that there is a strong push towards emigration (in particular towards Zanzibar, Madagascar and East Africa). The density is 347 residents / km², but the population is not uniformly distributed in the archipelago: the most populated island is Nzwani, while Mwali is the one characterized by the lowest population density value, which in any case is around 100 residents/km². About two thirds of the country’s population live in small rural settlements with difficult reciprocal connections. About one third of the population lives in urban centers; the largest is the capital, Moroni, which is located on the west coast of Gran Comore and carries out important commercial activities. The cities of Mutsamudu and Fomboni constitute, respectively, the main centers of Anjouan and Mohéli.

Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Moroni (Comoros)

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature 30 ° C 30 ° C 31 ° C 30 ° C 30 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 29 ° C 30 ° C 31 ° C
Night temperature 23 ° C 23 ° C 23 ° C 23 ° C 21 ° C 20 ° C 19 ° C 18 ° C 19 ° C 20 ° C 22 ° C 23 ° C
Water temperature 28 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 27 ° C 26 ° C 25 ° C 25 ° C 26 ° C 26 ° C 27 ° C 27 ° C
Precipitation in mm 364 293 279 316 256 266 244 150 108 97 108 219
Rainy days 18 16 18 18 12 12 12 10 11 12 12 16
Hours of sunshine 6 6 7 6 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 7
Sunrise 5:55 6:05 6:10 6:10 6:15 6:25 6:30 6:20 6:00 5:40 5:30 5:40
Sunset 18:40 18:35 18:20 18:00 17:50 17:50 17:55 18:05 18:05 18:05 18:10 18:25

Temperatures

The annual average temperature in Moroni is 25.3 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is January (26.9 ° C), coldest month of August, with mean values of 23.1 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Moroni is 28 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. All months have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.

Precipitation

The annual precipitation is 2700 mm on 167 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The months of all except August, September, October and November are considered the rainy season, as more than 175 mm of precipitation can be expected per month. Overall, about 2237 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. You cannot expect snow in any month in Moroni.

Sunshine

As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year, the sun shines 7.2 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.

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