|Land Area||102 km2|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Democracy (Legislative Council); Self-governing Overseas Territory Of The UK|
|GDP (PPP)||$43.78 Million|
|GDP Per Capita||$8,500|
Like all islands in the eastern Caribbean, Montserrat's tropical climate is also moderated by consistent northeast trade winds.
Montserrat receives sparse amounts of precipitation, with rainfall generally averaging 990 mm (39 in) per year. On the bright side, the island is known for its low humidity levels.
Daily high temperatures average 27°C (80.6 °F), with slightly lower temps in the winter months, December through February.
The island is susceptible to the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, July to November.
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When Did the Soufrière Hills Volcano Erupt?
In 1995, the Soufrière Hills volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat became active. As a result, half of Montserrat became uninhabitable. As the volcano had been dormant for over 3 centuries and had been deemed inactive, this came as a devastating blow to the small island and its inhabitants.