Geography, Weather, & Wildlife of Timor Leste
Timor-Leste (East Timor), the country, is geographically
the same, the eastern part of Timor Island, which is an island in the southern island
chain that makes up Indonesia. Indonesia is Timor-Leste's
only land border as the western half of the island belongs to them. To the island's
north is the Banda Sea and to the south is the Timor Sea.
Timor-Leste is fairly hilly and fertile as the country
is well populated. However, there is little geographical variety to speak of in
this tiny country.
Timor-Leste's weather is primarily based on the
two seasons: wet and dry. The wet season runs from about December to April with
high humidity and daily temperature averages of 85-95° F (29-35° C) with days generally
getting hotter and night a bit cooler. The dry season (about May to November) is
nearly as hot with temperatures averaging 70-90° F (21-33° C). However, the air
is drier and there is little rain. The transition times between these seasons experience
rapid increases and decreases in humidity.