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South coast with São João and Montanha do Pico


View from Pico Geraldo along the S slopes of the island in NW direction. The village in the left centre of the scene is São João, in front of the stratovolcano Montanha do Pico (2351 m), the highest mountain of Portugal. The pastures and meadows dominating the foreground are very characteristic for the Azorean landscape. This image shows a common situation where humid air approaches the island from the N side, so that the S coast is dry and sunny due to foehn effects.

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on Tuesday 5 September 2023 by Martin Mergili
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