Weatherwatch: the mild climate of St Helena, Napoleon’s last place of exile

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About two-thirds of the way across the ocean from South America to Africa, the island has a temperate, oceanic climate

Famous as Napoleon’s last place of exile – and where he died in May 1821 – the island of St Helena lies in the South Atlantic, 15 degrees south of the equator and roughly two-thirds of the way across the ocean from South America to Africa.

Like another island group in the region, Tristan da Cunha to the south, St Helena has a very mild, oceanic climate. Average temperatures in summer range from lows of 15C (59F) to highs of 21C (70F); though at times can reach 34C (93F) in the capital, Jamestown.

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