it cools down a bit towards the end of the year, the temperature
in Mali can rise above 40°C (104°F). The humid rainy season
is June to September, but they only get this in the South.
the middle part of the country the semi-desert
part called the Sahel rainfall can vary. In the
North there is very little. Winds blowing off the desert
between December and February known as harmattan
cover the cities with a fine layer of dust.
it seems as if the weather and land are trying to bury
Mali under a tonne of sand. Two thirds of the country
is now desert or semi-desert. In the recent past, there
has been terrible drought
and famine. The growing desert is a great worry to people
in Mali as once-fertile farmland disappears.