Ogo Mountains

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Ogo Mountains
Almadow Overview.JPG
Highest point
Peak Shimbiris
Elevation 2,450 m (8,040 ft)
Geography
Ogo Mountains Map.png
Country  Somalia
State/Province Bari, Sanaag, Togdheer

The Ogo Mountains, also known as the Galgodon Highlands, are a mountain range in northern Somalia. They cross the Bari, Sanaag and Togdheer regions. With a mean peak height of 2,450 metres (8,038 ft), the ecology of this landform is semi-desert.

Ecology[edit]

Due to the Ogo Mountains' elevated, highland location in northern Somalia, the range has an unexpectedly temperate climate. The mountains also catch the precipitation of the Indian Ocean's monsoon winds, resulting in a rainy season that lasts from June until mid-September.

Climate[edit]

The average annual temperature in the Ogo Mountains is 20 to 26 °C (68 to 79 °F). Precipitation reaches a maximum in March, with a minimum of rainfall in August. The average annual precipitation around 500-700 mm.

Climate data for Gudaado (10°44'03.3"N 47°13'56.6"E)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.5
(67.1)
21.4
(70.5)
21.7
(71.1)
22.3
(72.1)
22.8
(73)
22.0
(71.6)
21.6
(70.9)
21.9
(71.4)
21.4
(70.5)
21.0
(69.8)
19.9
(67.8)
18.7
(65.7)
21.18
(70.12)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.6
(52.9)
13.3
(55.9)
14.1
(57.4)
15.4
(59.7)
16.5
(61.7)
16.6
(61.9)
16.7
(62.1)
16.8
(62.2)
15.8
(60.4)
14.1
(57.4)
12.5
(54.5)
11.4
(52.5)
14.57
(58.22)
Average low °C (°F) 3.7
(38.7)
5.2
(41.4)
6.5
(43.7)
8.6
(47.5)
10.2
(50.4)
11.3
(52.3)
11.9
(53.4)
11.7
(53.1)
10.3
(50.5)
7.2
(45)
5.2
(41.4)
4.1
(39.4)
7.99
(46.4)
Rainfall mm (inches) 18
(0.71)
17
(0.67)
39
(1.54)
53
(2.09)
84
(3.31)
56
(2.2)
20
(0.79)
55
(2.17)
103
(4.06)
16
(0.63)
17
(0.67)
4
(0.16)
482
(19)
Source: Climate Data [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Climate Data. "Climate Guadaado, Somalia". Climate Data. Retrieved 2012-04-09.