Achada Furna

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Achada Furna
Achada Furna is located in Cape Verde
Achada Furna
Coordinates: 14°52′23″N 24°21′32″W / 14.873°N 24.359°W / 14.873; -24.359Coordinates: 14°52′23″N 24°21′32″W / 14.873°N 24.359°W / 14.873; -24.359
Country Cape Verde
Island Fogo
Municipality Santa Catarina do Fogo
Civil parish Santa Catarina do Fogo
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 495

Achada Furna is a settlement in the southern part of the island of Fogo, Cape Verde. It is situated 15 km east of the island capital São Filipe. Its 2010 census population was 495. Its elevation is about 850 to 900 meters.

Its name etymology indicated that it is located on a volcanic plateau and the area affected by past lava flows.

Climate[edit]

Its climate is cooler than the low-lying areas of the island but slightly warmer than the upper parts. The average temperature is 13 to 23 °C (55–73 °F), the highest is 23.7 °C in September and the lowest is 13.1 °C in February. Average rainfall is 366 millimeters, the highest is 149 mm in September and the lowest is without a single precipitation between the months of March and May.

Climate data for Achada Fuma, 850-1050 metres ASL
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.9
(67.8)
20.0
(68)
20.7
(69.3)
21.1
(70)
21.6
(70.9)
22.2
(72)
22.8
(73)
23.2
(73.8)
23.7
(74.7)
23.5
(74.3)
22.7
(72.9)
20.6
(69.1)
21.8
(71.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 16.7
(62.1)
16.5
(61.7)
17.1
(62.8)
17.4
(63.3)
18.1
(64.6)
18.7
(65.7)
19.5
(67.1)
20.2
(68.4)
20.6
(69.1)
20.7
(69.3)
19.4
(66.9)
17.8
(64)
18.6
(65.5)
Average low °C (°F) 13.5
(56.3)
13.1
(55.6)
13.5
(56.3)
13.8
(56.8)
14.7
(58.5)
15.3
(59.5)
16.2
(61.2)
17.2
(63)
17.5
(63.5)
17.9
(64.2)
16.2
(61.2)
15.0
(59)
15.3
(59.5)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 3
(0.12)
3
(0.12)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
22
(0.87)
115
(4.53)
149
(5.87)
51
(2.01)
14
(0.55)
8
(0.31)
366
(14.42)
Source: Climate-Data.ORG[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census results". Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde (in Portuguese). 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ http://en.climate-data.org/location/492475/. Retrieved 5 January 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)