Mosteiro - Lajes, Ilha das Flores
Mosteiro is a parish located in Lajes Municipality, with 6,2 km2 of area and 43 inhabitants (2011 Census).
It is in the southwestern part of Flores island, 10 km away from the municipality center, being one of the less populated and more isolated settlements in the Azores.
Mosteiro is surrounded by grasslands and is very abundant in water, being vulnerable to Atlantic winds from the west. Located in a mountain area, 300 meters above sea level, it is described as one of the highest parishes in the Azores.
Local data (CIELO model - Climaat; Global Wind Atlas):
Average winds: 18 km/h
Windiest months: December and January