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Harmattan-what You Need To Know by crispyvick(f): 11:35pm On Dec 21, 2016
Harmattan is a rusty/dusty dry wind emerging form the Sahara desert.
Harmattan differs from regions especially in West African countries like Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo etc.
In Nigeria it comes at the beginning of the year or towards the end of the year depending on the climatic change of the ecosystem, harmattan comes in different form cold in the morning in some regions and hot in some regions. Causing high degree of dryness not only on humans but animals and plants (trees), it causes cracks on skin (the lip and feet which are more at risk) if not controlled well.
During this period people tend to change the kinds of clothes they put on ,and with this season manufacturers ranging from clothing industry, and other body agents to prevent and protect the bad effect of harmattan like the lip and feet balm which can be used by both male and female.
Harmattan has its own importance which maybe close to little in the sense that it helps dries wet clothes easily but in as much as it has its own importance the disadvantages tend to be bigger based on health wise
The harmattan season differs from winter, because it is characterized by cold, dry, dust-laden wind and also wide fluctuations in the ambient temperatures of the day and night. Temperatures can easily be as low as 9◦c(48◦f)all day, but sometimes in the afternoon the temperature can also soar to as high as 30◦c(86 f),while the relative humidity drops under 10%.
The air is particularly dry and desiccating when the harmattan blows over the region. The harmattan brings desert-like weather conditions: it lowers the humidity, dissipates cloud cover, prevents rainfall formation and sometimes creates big clouds of dust which can result in dust storm or sandstorm. The wind can increase fire risk and cause severe crop damage. The interaction of the harmattan with monsoon winds can cause tornadoes.

Many airlines loses billions of naira every year because of the hazard it cost on air, diversion of flights and cancellation of so many flight and with this, millions of naira are lost every year

It is a bad period for those with allergies and other environmental related illness such as asthma, constant cough/sneezing, reddish/watery eyes, dryness of the throat and body (dehydration). To others it is a difficult and a bad time to their health and skin and while to others it’s just a normal season for them.

During this period it is advisable for people suffering from different health problems that can be triggered by harmattan to seek for their doctor’s directions on how to go about their health during harmattan

Avoid harsh chemicals on the skin (hard creams and lotions that contains alcohol)
Use mild body creams, petroleum jelly, body oil and balms regarding ones choice on the body)
Put on moderate wears that can cover the body for protection
Take plenty of water to avoid dehydration
Harmattan is a natural cause and nature must take it course

Re: Harmattan-what You Need To Know by Cletus77(m): 11:46pm On Dec 21, 2016
Even Harmattan is feeling d recession, e no wan show face
Re: Harmattan-what You Need To Know by DozieInc(m): 12:30am On Dec 22, 2016
Bring back our Harmattan... from P/H with love.

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