Monday, April 12, 2010

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

I was not gonna do this, I was gonna suck it up and just let those waves of heat wash over me...

But, given that the mercury hit a record high - and I caught it - I had to, especially since we dont have any power ether...

Its hot, made doubly terribly so by frequent prolonged power cuts.... its 30c at 5 in the morning and only gets warmer... 35c at 8 in the night!

So here I sit, my pores all open as the very moisture in my body is being sucked up into this vacuum. 3 - 4 litres of water a day just to keep up with the loss.... I don't know how people manage...
So I decided to see just how bad it can get.... and this apparently is it:



MonthAverage Sunlight (hours)TemperatureDiscomfort from heat and humidityRelative humidityAverage Precipitation (mm)Wet Days (+0.25mm)
AverageRecord
MinMaxMinMaxampm
Jan91633945Medium421900.1
Feb920371245Medium381930.3
March923401545High3920130.7
April826391547High5128152
May926381948Extreme6540846
June824361744High73491229
July723331841High786220312
Aug622311438High816727714
Sept723321939High796014511
Oct923351841High7244333
Nov922361642High583000.2
Dec817351145Medium462300

8 comments:

  1. my god
    get outta that country ................

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  2. Sheesh, I thought it was bad over here in the Arabian peninsula... Well, come July/August, we’d be in the fifties too. ;)

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  3. Its just these few months... the rest is quite pleasant I assure you all

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  4. Man, in same sick way I do miss those days in Ouag. Have you guys had the first rain yet?

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  5. Hi Jeff! Nope, no rain yet... though we did have the first gust of wind last night

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  6. And seems like things will get worse in May... Wow! Hang in there Sigma! :S

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  7. Now getting some rain

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