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Geography and climate of Nhoor

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The Dominion of Nhoor is located on the western peninsula of the island of Raedlon in The Western Isles. The country is wrapped around the Cɵrhws mountain range that reaches altitudes of under 2000 m; the highest point of Nhoor is mount Cīzo̦qh, which is 3144 m (10,314.96 ft) high.

The country has three prominent inlets: the Gulf of Caverlaw in the northwest (which includes the Bay of E̦ro that forms a natural barrier between the provinces of U̦mhach from Gwmen pw Camhɵrlanh), the Bay of Sīlto in the north, and the Gulf of Sārruc in the northeast. There are several lakes in the country, the largest of which is lake Gergwna in the provinces of Chur, Ersuna and Manda. Other larger lakes are lake Īpos in the provinces of Lod, W̦nasy, and Capāylenh; lake Orīn in Amwcōmh, Unnō pw Camhɵrlanh, and Carunwch pw Cōmh; lake Sīre in Capāylenh; and lake Cī̦stime in the provinces of Gwmen pw Camhɵrlanh and Unnō pw Camhɵrlanh. The country's longest river is called Loty.

The climate of Nhoor is cool and temperate, and regulated by the seas that surround it. It generally classifies as an oceanic climate (Cfc) according to Köppen. Winds mostly come from the west and rainfall is strongest on the western sides of the islands. There is no marked wet and dry season. Temperatures generally lie between 22°C in summer and -10°C in winter (slightly cooler in higher areas), but locally in the province of Unnō pw Camhɵrlanh summer temperatures of more than 30°C, or temperatures dropping to below -20°C in the northeastern part of provinces Vaqtwch and Orleqh in winter are no exceptions. The southern areas are frequently hit by heavy storms coming from the Mesder Sea; often these include destructive katabatic winds.

Sārruc, the capital and largest city of Nhoor, has around 320 rainy (or snowy) days a year. The sky is usually cloudy even if it doesn’t rain, and sunny summer days with a completely blue sky are rare and cherished. Winter days are usually chilly and gloomy.

The islands in the north have a couple of small areas with an ET climate.

The storm that is considered the most severe in Nhoor by popular opinion is the 1923 November storm, which flooded parts of the northeastern coast, hitting the cities of Sārruc and Sā̦qdws, and causing land slides on several places; 53 deaths were recorded, mostly due to drowning. A storm that hit the country in 1988 was probably far worse however, with floodings, uprooted trees, destroyed farmhouses, and further damage to nature. The northern part of the province of Orleqh was hit far more severely than the rest of the country however and as few civilised areas had been hit, this storm didn’t linger in people’s memories for long.

Flora and fauna
Large parts of Nhoor (especially the less flat parts) are covered in variants of conifers, including firs, larches, pines, spruces, and yews. Vegetation is further composed of grasses, ferns, and shrubs. Heath can be found in the flatter areas of Camhɵrlanh and Orleqh in areas that aren’t used for agriculture. Nhoor is home to a large number of native bird species, including three distinctive varieties of puffins, who breed on the smaller islands. Birds common in Nhoor that are indigenous to larger parts of the Western Isles include the Doman Crow and the Ipachi Kite. Several islands and some spots at the northernmost coast of Orleqh province are used by seals as breeding grounds. The largest predatory wild animal to roam parts of Nhoor is the wolf, which can be sighted occasionally in the country's southern provinces and which keeps the rabbit and rat populations in the south in check.