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The Weather and Climate in Liberia

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Liberia’s climate is classified as having a tropical one. On a year-long basis, this West African country has two pronounced seasons, the wet and dry. The wet season, which makes farming in Liberia viable, generally can be observed from the months of May to October. However, in around July or August, dry spells occur, giving Liberians some relief from getting soaked in the rain. The dry season starts from November and ends in April. During the dry season, absence of rain is expected as it is a rare event to experience rain from this time of the year. The African plague called the Harmattan trade wind, a harsh wind coming from the Sahara Desert visit Liberia around December to March. The Harmattan trade wind is not a wind anyone would like to come across in the open as it might carry dust and sand enough to cancel or divert airplane flights. The deadly wind could also cause tornadoes when it meets with another trade wind, the Monsoon winds. However, there has not been an occurrence of a Harmattan and Monsoon meeting on Liberian soil. Average temperatures that have been observed in Liberia ranged at the 21°C to about as high but never exceeding 37°C.  

Liberia, on the whole, has a fair weather as 37°C is as hot as it can get. The only disaster to hit the country is perhaps a landslide but apart from that, no earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes or tidal waves have claimed a Liberian life. In terms of climate, Liberia could be said to have one of the most enviable and gentlest climates in the world.

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