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The climate of Buchanan (Liberia)
Buchanan is a large seaport in the south of Liberia on the Atlantic Ocean where the river Saint John flows into the sea. The town lies in the Grand Bassa region of which it is also the capital. The port is the most important source of income of this town and provides almost half of the inhabitants of this town with work. The town is linked up with the inland by means of a railway. In the Doris Williams Stadium the local soccer club gets through their matches.
Buchanan has a tropical monsoon climate with one clearly distinct rainy period. This rainy period last from April up to and including November. The town has extremely many days with precipitation per year. During the rainy period the average air humidity is very high here. The temperatures here are around 30 degrees centigrade throughout the year. During the drier months the town can be troubled by the Harmattan wind. This wind from the Sahara blows dry dusty air over Liberia.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Buchanan.

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 31 21 6 2 28
February 32 22 6 3 28
March 32 22 6 6 28
April 32 22 6 10 29
May 31 22 5 18 29
June 30 22 4 22 28
July 28 21 3 22 27
August 28 21 3 24 27
September 29 22 3 23 27
October 30 22 5 20 28
November 30 22 6 13 28
December 30 22 6 5 29
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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