Flora, Fauna and Climate

Flora and Fauna
The Archipelago contains several valuable fishery stocks and a diversity of marine fauna and flora.
The flora and fauna found on these islets are as follows: –
a.  Vegetation
b. Avifauna
c. Marine Life
d. Birds
St. Brandon experiences typical oceanic tropical climate. The island is influenced most of the time by fresh to strong South East Trade Winds from May to September; October and November are transitions periods. Summer is from November to April, with light moderate easterlies prevailing most of the time. It is also the time when the likelihood of tropical cyclones affecting the island is high. The average yearly rainfall is about 970 millimetres, with most of the rain occurring from January to April.
The coolest month are July and August with average minimum temperatures of 21.20 C and average maximum of 25.20 C. the warmest months are January to March with average minimum temperatures of 25.30C and average maximum of 30.40 C.
Sea temperature is coldest in August and September with an average of 24.10 C and warmest in February and March with an average of 28.10 C.
The islets are low lying and are vulnerable to the threats of sea level rise due to climate change.
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