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Socotra is situated in tropical desert climate with the average annual temperature over 25 °C. From November to February, the weather conditions are very pleasant with temperature around 28 °C. It is a period suitable for swimming, fishing and for both short walks and more demanding treks. The warmest period of the year begins in March and ends in May. This time of the year can be characterized by temperature above 35 °C, calm sea and very good visibility.

During the monsoon season, the heavy rains fall mainly inland and on the northern part of the island whereas the eastern and southern parts remain dry. Monsoon hits the island most from May to September, bringing strong winds that force the locals to abandon their houses on the coast and move temporarily inland.

Nevertheless, the monsoon period is also the high season for adrenalin sports, such as kiting, kite-surfing or kite-boarding.