This British island colony lies in the Leeward Islands, the northerly islands of the Lesser Antilles.
Temperature and humidity around the year in the Leeward Islands are very similar to those described in the general entry for the Caribbean, as are the amount and distribution of sunshine.
The table for Plymouth in Montserrat show that near sea level, the annual rainfall is about 1,250-2,000 mm/50-80 in, well distributed throughout the year, with a wetter season from July to November.
Montserrat lies in the track of violent tropical hurricanes which are most likely to develop between August and October.
The severest of these storms may only strike Montserrat every few years but the appreciable rainfall they, and less violent disturbances, bring to a wider area accounts for the heavier rainfall during these months.
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