Geography of the Savu Islands

Savu is dry for large parts of the year, due to hot winds blowing from the Australian continent. Most rain falls during the months from November to March. Between 82% & 94% of all rain falls during the west monsoon, with little or no rain falling for the months of August to October. The mean annual rainfall for Savu Island is 1019 mm. During the dry season, most of the islands' streams dry up, so the islanders depend on wells for their water supply.

The land is covered for the most part by grassland and palms. The three islands are fringed by coral reef and sandy beaches.

The images above are of Rai Jua after a decent rain fall while another is of Seba main beach viewing Rai Jua from Rai Hawu/Savu the main land.