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Climate

The climate, moderated by a warm Pacific current from Japan, is generally mild with no extremes in temperature. Annual temperature varies only 20 degrees Celsius but is variable and unpredictable - even within a 24-hour period. This explains the often heard. If you don’t like the weather, wait 20 minutes. Average rainfall is 150 centimeters, snowfall 28 centimeters and there is generally a breeze, most often out of the southeast.

Summer temperatures are in the 15 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius range and the days are long - May, June, July boasting 18 to 20 hours of daylight. August and May general have the most sun but there is a fair degree of rain throughout the summer months. Winter months are mild with temperatures in the 0 - 8 degrees Celsius range and while precipitation is usually in the form of rain there can be some snowfall. Conditions can become severe without warning and Masset has registered wind gusts to 160 km/h (100 mph).

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