Achada Furna

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Achada Furna
Panoramic view of the south of the island, on the left is Achada Furna and surrounding it are small hills.
Panoramic view of the south of the island, on the left is Achada Furna and surrounding it are small hills.
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. At the 2010 census its population was 495. Its elevation is about 870 meters. Nearby places include Cabeça Fundão to the north, Figueira Pavão to the east, Fonte Aleixo to the south and Monte Largo to the west.

Climate[edit]

Its climate is cooler than the low-lying areas of the island. The average temperature is 18.5 °C (65.3 °F). 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.[2]

Climate data for Achada Furna, 874 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
(71.3)
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
(65.4)
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
(59.6)
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). 24 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Weather data for Achada Furna". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 5 January 2014.