The western part of Africa is currently experiencing the Harmattan weather. Also referred to as the Dry Season, it occurs between November and March. During this period, dry and dusty winds from the Sahara Desert blow to western Africa and then into the Gulf of Guinea.
Due to the extreme dryness of the weather and the effects it has on the body, it is always advisable to use moisturizers on your skin to keep you dry. Also try as much as possible to stay hydrated.
Below are Tweets of how some West Africans are reacting to the Harmattan season.
Ifeanyi on Twitter had a rather jovial harmattan advice and tips, Game of Thrones style!
Harmattan starter pack for 2018 ??. Don’t be a naija white walker ? pic.twitter.com/NA0nfGIshY
— Ifeanyi (@JoshXclusive) January 1, 2018
Well, she went straight to the point.
I really hate harmattan
— Chief (@stingg_) January 3, 2018
Lexis isn’t really enjoying the dry weather.
This harmattan is taking the piss right now.
— Lexis (@niilexis) January 3, 2018
Looks like Oppong got caught up in the harmattan dust.
Wow harmattan, wow… is this fair? pic.twitter.com/AqbpwGqxVX
— Papa Oppong (@0ppong) January 4, 2018
Glance through these images to see how hazy it is out there.
Looks very hazy in Accra, Ghana.
— Rebel_Machine (@rebel_machine) January 3, 2018
— Andre Janse v Vuuren (@andrejvvuuren) January 3, 2018
Harmattan in Accra this morning! pic.twitter.com/NOkIBXL6RV
— Don Corleone (@KingFallou) January 4, 2018
Paul Lehmann, Australia’s High Commissioner to Nigeria shows a picture of the harmattan haze from their office in Abuja.
— Paul Lehmann (@AusHCAbuja) January 2, 2018
The dry season arrived very early in Abidjan.
— Nigel A Davies (@NigelADavies) December 12, 2017