Le Morne-Rouge

Le Morne-Rouge
View over Morne-Rouge in the direction of the cloud-hidden Mount Pelée
View over Morne-Rouge in the direction of the cloud-hidden Mount Pelée
Coat of arms of Le Morne-Rouge
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of Le Morne-Rouge
Coordinates: 14°46′25″N 61°08′05″W / 14.7736°N 61.1347°W / 14.7736; -61.1347Coordinates: 14°46′25″N 61°08′05″W / 14.7736°N 61.1347°W / 14.7736; -61.1347
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentMartinique
ArrondissementSaint-Pierre
IntercommunalityCA Pays Nord Martinique
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jenny Dulys-Petit[1]
Area
1
37.64 km2 (14.53 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
4,795
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
DemonymPéléen·ne
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (AST)
INSEE/Postal code
97218 /97260
Elevation120–923 m (394–3,028 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Le Morne-Rouge (French pronunciation: ​[lə mɔʁn ʁuʒ]; Martinican Creole: Mònwouj) is a commune and town in the French overseas department and island of Martinique.

Geography

Le Morne-Rouge is the wettest town of Martinique, It is situated on a plateau between Mount Pelée and the massive of the Carbet Mountains.

Climate

Le Morne-Rouge has a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af). The average annual temperature in Le Morne-Rouge is 24.3 °C (75.7 °F). The average annual rainfall is 4,683.0 mm (184.37 in) with November as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.5 °C (77.9 °F), and lowest in February, at around 22.7 °C (72.9 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Le Morne-Rouge was 33.1 °C (91.6 °F) on 13 September 2019; the coldest temperature ever recorded was 12.6 °C (54.7 °F) on 14 January 1975.

Climate data for Le Morne-Rouge (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1965−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 29.0
(84.2)
30.6
(87.1)
30.3
(86.5)
31.1
(88.0)
31.5
(88.7)
31.9
(89.4)
31.0
(87.8)
32.0
(89.6)
33.1
(91.6)
32.0
(89.6)
32.0
(89.6)
29.7
(85.5)
33.1
(91.6)
Average high °C (°F) 25.6
(78.1)
25.6
(78.1)
26.0
(78.8)
26.8
(80.2)
27.5
(81.5)
27.4
(81.3)
27.6
(81.7)
28.3
(82.9)
28.9
(84.0)
28.3
(82.9)
27.3
(81.1)
26.3
(79.3)
27.1
(80.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.9
(73.2)
22.7
(72.9)
23.1
(73.6)
23.8
(74.8)
24.7
(76.5)
25.0
(77.0)
25.2
(77.4)
25.5
(77.9)
25.4
(77.7)
25.1
(77.2)
24.4
(75.9)
23.5
(74.3)
24.3
(75.7)
Average low °C (°F) 20.1
(68.2)
19.8
(67.6)
20.0
(68.0)
20.8
(69.4)
22.0
(71.6)
22.7
(72.9)
22.7
(72.9)
22.6
(72.7)
22.0
(71.6)
21.9
(71.4)
21.4
(70.5)
20.7
(69.3)
21.4
(70.5)
Record low °C (°F) 12.6
(54.7)
12.9
(55.2)
12.7
(54.9)
13.0
(55.4)
15.4
(59.7)
18.0
(64.4)
17.9
(64.2)
17.4
(63.3)
16.0
(60.8)
15.3
(59.5)
15.0
(59.0)
13.9
(57.0)
12.6
(54.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 379.5
(14.94)
255.2
(10.05)
263.1
(10.36)
312.1
(12.29)
333.5
(13.13)
355.5
(14.00)
465.4
(18.32)
466.8
(18.38)
433.8
(17.08)
448.0
(17.64)
532.1
(20.95)
438.0
(17.24)
4,683
(184.37)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 26.2 22.1 22.1 20.4 21.3 23.9 27.3 26.8 23.0 24.5 25.6 25.0 288.1
Source: Météo-France[3]

History

The commune was founded in 1888, following the division of Saint-Pierre.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 4 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Fiche Climatologique Statistiques 1991-2020 et records" (PDF) (in French). Météo-France. Retrieved August 31, 2022.

External links

  • Base Mérimée: Search for heritage in the commune, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)


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