Weather is a frequent conversation starter around the world. Most people, no matter where they live, love to talk about the weather. Being only 2 degrees above the equator, Equatorial Guinea experiences some interesting weather.
Mike loves weather and loves numbers, so before we came to Equatorial Guinea we purchased the AcuRite Weather Station. It calculates temperature and humidity (inside and out), rainfall, barometric pressure, wind direction and speed and “feels like” temperature. It stores and displays all the data on a wall mounted unit we have in our home. We placed the data collector on the roof of our home.
Bata, the city where we live, averages 10 rain days and 7 inches of rain each month from February to May. The months of June, July and August are super dry and October, November and December are super wet. October is the wettest month and averages 20 rain days and 14 inches of rain, while July typically gets no rain.
In Bata the average annual high temperature is 86 with January having the highest average of 90 and November having the lowest average high of 84. January averages 16 days above 90 degrees while July through November usually have no days above 90 degrees.
In Bata the average annual humidity is 87% and every month averages above 80% humidity.
Our first three weeks in Bata have been unseasonably warm, humid and dry. April is supposed to be rainy and it hasn’t been, which has some folks worried about the possible non-existence of drinking water and electricity in the coming dry season.
So far, most days are very hot and humid with little rain or clouds and the afternoon “feels like” temperature is always above 105 and has peaked out at 115.
We thank God for controlling the weather.