Filed Under (Malian culture) by Rob on 22-04-2011

Yes, hot season is here with a vengeance and boy do we know it!

Yes, even pigs can do nothing but wallow in whatever water they can find and humans rush from one air-conditioned environment to another, aware that the outside temperature could be four or more degrees above body temperature!!

Here’s the forecast for the next few days in Bamako; as you rejoice that it’s just warm enough to go out in short sleeves where you live, spare a thought for the Bakers ‘baking’ in Mali!

(Image taken from: http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/61291.html)

Yes, 25 Celsius is the minimum we can expect, and 41 the maximum. And, as you can see, zero chance of any rain to cool us down!

Last night, the kids slept in our room with the a/c on low, as their room was still 33 Celsius as bedtime. We put the swamp-cooler on and attempted to cool another room down enough for us to sleep well ourselves! At least we all have water beds and a layer of straw matting a couple of feet above our house roof. This keeps it cooler inside (honestly, some folk complain of temps up to 35 or more inside their houses!!)

For more info, tips on surviving the heat along with Tim’s Ten Reasons for liking Hot Season, click here. (Yes, it’s the Bamako Map guy again).

Well, at least she’s getting up now, eh? Thanks for reading!
(Posted from my air-conditioned office and I’m still sweating!)

1 Comment posted on "Bacon Hot!"
anne on April 27th, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

it’s beautiful here, lucky us. yes, i will spare you all a few thoughts!