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May 2013

Dust Storm approaching Leqceiba

The climate in southern Mauritania continues to be as unsettled as our own.  The rainy season is increasingly unpredictable, with poor rains arriving late and then all coming in a few massive downpours leading to the destruction of buildings and watercourses and local flooding.  Subsequent periods of drought destroy crops and lead to the quick exhaustion of pastures.  And everywhere this year people have complained of prolonged periods of temperatures not experienced before.

 

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