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Hurghada

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In Amenas

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Pretoria

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Bellville

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Bejaia

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Safaga

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Taza

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Praia

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Luanda

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Rodrigues

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Harare

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Weather forecast in Africa

Africa longterm forecast

The climate of Africa ranges from tropical to subarctic on its highest peaks. Its northern half is primarily desert or arid, while its central and southern areas contain both savanna plains and very dense jungle (rainforest) regions. In between, there is a convergence where vegetation patterns such as sahel, and steppe dominate. The movement of the Intertropical convergence zone, also known as the monsoon trough, creates a rainy season across central portions of the continent to the south of the Sahara. Tropical waves moving offshore Africa caused by the African easterly jet lead to many of the northern Atlantic's tropical cyclones annually. The Sahara is the hottest and driest portion of Africa due to the presence of the subtropical ridge.

Globally, heating of the earth near the equator leads to large amounts of upward motion and convection along the monsoon trough or Intertropical convergence zone. The divergence over the near-equatorial trough leads to air rising and moving away from the equator aloft. As it moves towards the Mid-Latitudes, the air cools and sinks, which leads to subsidence near the 30th parallel of both hemispheres. This circulation is known as the Hadley cell and leads to the formation of the subtropical ridge. Many of the world's deserts are caused by these climatological high-pressure areas, including the Sahara Temperatures are hottest within the Sahara of Algeria and Mali, and coolest across the south and at elevation within the topography across the eastern and northwest sections of the continent.

The hottest average temperature on Earth is Dallol, Ethiopia, which averages a temperature of 33.9 C (93.0 F) throughout the year. The hottest temperature recorded within Africa, which is also the world record, was 57.8 C (136.0 F) at 'Aziziya, Libya on September 13, 1922. Apparent temperatures, combining the effect of the temperature and humidity, along the Red sea coast of Ethiopia and Gulf of Aden coast of Somalia range between 57 C (135 F) and 63 C (145 F) during the afternoon hours. The lowest temperature measured within Africa was −24 C (−11 F) at Ifrane, Morocco on February 11, 1935.

source: wikipedia / Africa weather