The north-western portion of the island, called the Nurra, lies to the west of Sassari and to the north of Alghero, and is entirely volcanic; so are the mountains to the south of it, near the west coast; the highest point is the Monte Ferru (3448 ft.).
The Mesozoic beds are limited in extent, the most extensive areas lying around the Gulf of Orosei on the east and west of Sassari in the north.
The mean winter temperature for Sassari for1871-1900was 48Â° F., the mean summer temperature 73Â° F., while the mean of the extremes reached in each direction were 99Â° F.
The mean annual rainfall for Sassari for1871-1900was 24.45 in., the average number of days on which rain fell being 109, of which 37 were in winter and only 8 in summer - the latter equal with Palermo, but lower than any other station in Italy.
1 in., and in that of Sassari 21.99%, the percentage for ten provinces of south Italy being 24.35.
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