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Loving Life as a Foreign Service Family – Current Parallel 41° 23' N – Barcelona, Spain

Hello Harmattan!


This is a view of Lagos this afternoon.  That isn’t rain or fog.  That, my friends, is the Harmattan.  We’ve been told that it was coming many times, and today it arrived.  Every year the trade winds shift about this time of year, and a strong dry northeasterly blows down over the Sahara Desert into the Gulf of Guinea.  It brings with it very fine dust from the Sahara.   At times, the dust is so bad that airports unable to operate safely.  My first impression is that it is nice for the humidity to drop for a little while!

For contrast, here is a view of a sunset taken from the same spot a few months ago.


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