Ghana is well known for its diverse culture, tradition, beautiful landscape, educational system, bustling markets, and not to forget, warm weather.
Ghana is tropical and generally, temperatures are high throughout the year. Notwithstanding, there are some particular months when the hotness becomes very intense.
These months must be drawn to the attention of all so that you can take precautions to stay hydrated.
In this article we will discuss the hottest months in Ghana, the weather patterns in Ghana, and tips to stay safe during these months.
Climate And Weather Pattern In Ghana
The climate of Ghana is divided into 2 main seasons and they are the dry season and the rainy season.
The rainy season falls from April to October. The dry season is from November to March. During the rainy, Ghana experiences a series of heavy rainfall leading to flooding and other bad conditions.
However, during the dry season, there is low humidity, high temperature, dry winds, and sometimes rampant fire outbreaks.
The Hottest Months In Ghana
As usual, the hottest months will fall in the period of the dry season. During the dry season, Ghana experiences no or low probability of rainfall and hence leading to intense heat.
The hottest months are from December to March and thus, December, January, February, and March. Among these months, February is the hottest month of the year.
Temperature can rise as high as 40°C (104°F) in some areas of the country.
The Tips For Staying Safe During The Hottest Months In Ghana
When the temperature rises in the country it is very necessary to stay healthy, hydrated, and safe.
You need to drink enough water throughout the day to prevent dehydration .try as much as possible to abstain from the intake of alcoholic beverages because alcohol can cause further dehydration.
You need to wear lightweight and breathable clothing that allows aeration of your body. Dark colours absorb heat so try as much as possible to avoid them.
Avoid the Sun
You need to try as much as possible to get rid of the hot scorching sun by staying indoors between the hours of 11 am and 3 pm. Try to wear a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses to protect you from the sun’s rays.
Being in an airconditioned room or environment during the hottest hour is the way to go. You can use a fan if you don’t have an air conditioner or even take a cold shower to cool your body.
Monitor Your Health
Lookout for signs of dizziness, nausea, and headache. if you notice any of these, seek immediate medical attention.
Frequently Asked Questions
February is the hottest month of the year.
The dry season begins in November and ends in March.
You need to take precautions in Ghana when in these hottest months, especially in February.
Though Ghana is a nice place to visit but you also need to take caution during the dry season.
Make sure you follow the safety measures stated in the article. You can still enjoy the beauty of Ghana as you take precautions and stay healthy in the hottest month.
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