Harmattan


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      The is a season in West Africa, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March. It is characterized by the dry and dusty northeasterly trade wind, of the same name, which blows from the Sahara Desert over West Africa into the Gulf of Guinea . [1] 
  
  The name is related to the word haramata in the Twi language. [2] The temperature is cold in most places, but can also be hot in certain places, depending on local circumstances. [3]
haze surrounding Abuja National Mosque in Abuja
The blows during the dry season, which occurs during the months with the lowest sun.

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In this season the subtropical ridge of high pressure stays over the central Sahara Desert and the low-pressure
Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) stays over the Gulf of Guinea. On its passage over the Sahara, the harmattan picks up fine dust and sand particles (between 0.5 and 10 microns). It is also known as the "doctor wind", because of its invigorating dryness compared with humid tropical air.

        Effects
This season differs from winter , because it is characterized by cold, dry, [4] dust-laden wind, and also wide fluctuations in the ambient temperatures of the day and night. Temperatures can easily be as low as 9 °C (48 °F) all day, but sometimes in the afternoon the temperature can also soar to as high as 30 °C (86 °F), while the relative humidity drops under 5%. It can also be hot in some regions, like in
Sahara desert .[5]
haze over Ho, Ghana
The air is particularly dry and desiccating when the blows over the region.

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[4] The brings desert-like weather conditions: it lowers the humidity, dissipates cloud cover, prevents rainfall formation and sometimes creates big clouds of dust which can result in dust storms or
sandstorms . [citation needed ] The wind can increase fire risk[6] and cause severe crop damage. [7] The interaction of the with monsoon winds can cause tornadoes . [1]
haze
In some countries in West Africa, the heavy amount of dust in the air can severely limit visibility and block the sun for several days, [8] comparable to a heavy fog. This effect is known as the haze. It costs airlines millions of dollars in cancelled and diverted flights each year. [9][10] When the haze is weak, the skies are clear. [11][12] The extreme dryness of the air may cause branches of trees to die. [13]
Health
Humidity drops to as low as 15%, which can result in spontaneous nosebleeds for some people.[7] Other health effects on humans may include conditions of the skin (dryness of the skin), dried or chapped lips, eyes, and respiratory system, including aggravation of asthma.[14]
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