Galapagos climate

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Galapagos Islands climate


The principle regulator of the climate of the Galapagos is the temperature of the ocean surface and ocean currents, creating microclimates on the islands influencing the particular flora and fauna habitats found on each island.

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The Galapagos Islands have a sub-tropical climate with two seasons the rainy season and the dry season. Ocean currents are largely responsible for the climate of the islands.

Though located on the equator the temperatures are much more mild then one would imagine due to the cold current traveling north from Antarctica.

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The rainy season begins in November and runs until June. Unlike the name suggests the weather is typically warm and sunny.

The water temperatures reach a comfortable 75º F (24º C), and occasional tropical rainstorms can occur.

March and April are generally considered the best months for visiting the islands.

When the weather is warm, the winds are light, the sea is calm, and the birds are nesting.

After April the weather becomes cooler. July to November marks the dry season.

Temperatures become cooler and the skies cloudier although it seldom rains.

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