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Strait of Messina

Strait of Messina

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The Strait of Messina is a 20 mile waterway that separates Sicily and Italy on either side. Its shifting currents are the cause of much difficulty for navigating the channel, and in Greek mythology, the rocks and whirlpools were thought to be two female monsters named Scylla and Charybdis. The myths were maintained with the help of the Fata Morgana which is a mirage that causes the appearance of an object onshore to be vertically elongated. The region is also well known for its archaeological remains and historical sites in cities like Messina and Reggio di Calabria.

Language: Italian     Currency: Euro (EUR)

Strait of Messina Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 58 58 60 64 72 79 85 85 81 73 65 60
Low 49 49 51 54 61 67 73 74 70 63 57 52
Average 53 54 56 59 66 73 79 80 75 68 61 56
Temperature (Celsius)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 14 14 16 18 22 26 29 29 27 23 18 16
Low 9 9 11 12 16 19 23 23 21 17 14 11
Average 12 12 13 15 19 23 26 27 24 20 16 13
Precipitation

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 4.5 3.9 3.3 2.4 1.3 .5 .8 1 2.1 4.3 4.2 4.6
Centimeters 11 10 8 6 3 1 2 3 5 11 11 12
Humidity

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 73 71 69 69 67 64 63 66 68 70 73 74