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Harmattan in Ghana

Harmattan (dry season) also known as northeast trade wind is a climatic condition that Ghana among other West African countries experience. It is usually cold, windy with dust and humid. In Ghana, Harmattan starts from late November to mid March every year. The effect of Harmattan on people includes skin dryness, dry and itchy throat, cough and cold related ailments. During this period a lot of trees shed off their leaves and most water bodies also dries up. Animals in the ecosystem have to travel longer distances to search for food and water. However, this season is considered to be best for game viewing at any of Ghana’s wildlife reserves especially Mole National Park.

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