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Climate in Reunion
Reunion's climate is tropical, with temperatures varying according to elevation. Humidity is generally high. The island doesn't experience a big temperature range between the seasons, but the year can be divided into summer and winter. November to April is hot and rainy, while May to November is usually dry and cooler, and is the most popular time for travel to Reunion. In Saint-Denis the summer temperatures average between 73°F (23°C) and 84°F (29°C), and in winter temperatures average between 64°F (18°C) and 75°F (24°C). Rain patterns vary hugely according to region, with the east of the island much wetter than the west. The cyclone season runs from mid-November to mid-April and the island is occasionally affected.