The wet season between November and April is not a particularly healthy time to visit Comoros. If you don’t die from dehydration or sheer frustration at the oppressively humid conditions, you might find yourself caught in a monsoonal wind (kashkazi), or cyclone. The best time to visit is in the cooler months between May and October. In July and August plane tickets to the Comoros are expensive and hard to come by, thanks to expect Comorians returning from Europe for their annual holiday. During Ramadan, commencing between August and October till 2010, the collective Comoran temper can suffer from the double whammy of continual fasting and oppressive heat. Shops open for only a couple of hours a day in this period and many restaurants, bars and discos are closed.