Up here, in Bolgatanga, the weather is usually a little hotter compared with the capital city of Accra. Since April – when we arrived, we have definitely noticed a change in the weather. We are lucky to be in Ghana when it is the rainy season as the rains can bring a slight drop to the temperature.
The rainy season in the Upper East region usually begins around May time and lasts till about September. This means that the local people can start their farming and tend their crops. The staple food crops that the locals grow consist of Millet, Maize and Yam. Many people in Ghana mainly live from subsistence farming and life stock production. In Northern areas of Ghana there is only 1 rainy season per year in comparison with the South where they have 2.
The temperatures vary but still average between 30 and 40 degrees. Most of the rains fall during the night time (maybe once or twice a week). But occasionally the rains fall in the day – just like today! Where it is around 25 degrees. The extra rain is making Ghana look very green and lush…here are a few snaps!