Socotra climate is tropical desertic, influenced by the monsoon winds that blow from the south-west between April and October and between November and March blow from the north-east. The south-west monsoon brings from Africa warm, dry and extremely strong winds.
The rains, which fall mainly in winter between November and March, are scarce in the coastal lowland areas with an annual average of 150-200 mm, but increase substantially with the elevation reaching more than 1,000 mm per year in the Hagghier mountains.
The average maximum temperatures vary between 27°C in January to 34°C in May, the average minimum temperatures vary between 17°C in January and 24°C in June, the temperature difference between night and day is quite strong. Obviously in the mountains the temperature is cooler.
The sea water temperature ranges between 30 ° C in May and 25 ° C during the months of July and August.
WHEN TO GO TO SOCOTRA
The best time to visit Socotra are the months from November to March, cooler and less windy.
SOCOTRA CLIMATIC TABLES
|SOCOTRA (30 metres)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|