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General information - Location

Location in country West
Location in EuropeSouth Europe
Coordinates (WGS84)Long: -28.2133,Lat: 38.6802 marker
Elevation155 meter above sea level
Local time15:32:00pm
At islandSao-jorge
Name province/regionRegião Autónoma Dos Açores
Name SubregionIlha de São Jorge
Name Sub(sub)region - municipalityVelas
Name Velas (São Jorge)

Nearest 5 places
Placename Distance Direction
1 Beira2 km NorthEast
2 Santo Amaro2.3 km EastSouthEast
3 Queimada3 km SouthSouthEast
4 Figueiras3.4 km North
5 Fajã de Santo Amaro4.9 km SouthEast

Nearest 3 capitals
Capitalname Country Distance Direction
1 LisboaPortugal1652 km EastSouthEast
2 Gibraltar   Gibraltar2048 km EastSouthEast
3 Madrid   Spain2098 km EastSouthEast

Characteristics - Physical Geography

Velas lies at the Atlantic Ocean (direction SouthSouthEast).

The nearest vulcano (within 50 km) is the Pico da Esperança (Fissure vent) at a distance of 12.2 km (direction SouthEast). The most nearby international border is the Portugese-Spanish border with a straight distance of 1659.4 km in Eastern direction. The estimated travel distance is around 2323 km.
Elevation around place: very low location (near sea level): 1%, low location: 25%, hill: 63%, low mountains: 11%, The hills are mainly western orientated. The most common land use in the area is .
Nearby scheduled flights are operated from (national) airport João Paulo II Airport (at a distance of 249 km and direction SouthEast).The closest smaller (subnational) airport is São Jorge Airport (at a distance of 3.7 km in SouthEastern direction).

Landscape - Landuse (within 5km)

Climate - Temperature and Precipitation

Location of Velas in country Portugal

Velas at Physical map (height map)

Tourist information - Travel Guide

Nearest 3 UNESCO-sites
Name Country Distance Direction
1 Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard CulturePortugal33 km West
2 Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the AzoresPortugal86 km EastSouthEast
3 Laurisilva of MadeiraPortugal1240 km SouthSouthEast

Nearest Natura2000-area
Sitename Country Distance Direction
Costa NE e Ponta do Topo - Ilha de S. JorgePT6 km EastSouthEast

Social media - Maps

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Relief: Altitude classes in percent (within 5km)

Relief: slope classes in percent (within 5km)

Current weather at Velas

Type of weather in Velasovercast clouds weericoon
Current temperature: 20 degrees Celcius
Rain last 3 hours : No precipitation
Wind: 5.89 mtr/sec (windforce - bft 4)
Wind direction: South West
Air pressure: 1009 mb
Humidity: 91 %
Daylength at 23 May 2024:14 hour and 30 minutes
Sunrise :08:34 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset :23:04 Europe/Amsterdam

Weather coming 24 hours

Velas - PT (longitude: -28.2133, latitude: 38.6802)
Distance weather station to place (direction W): 0.01 Kilometers

19 degrees
1010 mbar
light rainweericoon
18 degrees
1010 mbar
light rainweericoon
18 degrees
1010 mbar
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18 degrees
1011 mbar
light rainweericoon
19 degrees
1013 mbar
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18 degrees
1014 mbar
broken cloudsweericoon
18 degrees
1015 mbar
light rainweericoon
18 degrees
1017 mbar
broken cloudsweericoon

5 days Weather forecast: Temperature - Pressure and Precipitation

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