Tamale is the capital town of the Northern Region of Ghana. Tamale is Ghana's third city and the second largest by area size.
Tamale features a tropical wet and dry climate under Köppen's climate classification. The metropolis experiences one rainy season from April to September or October with a peak in July and August. The mean annual rainfall is 1,100 mm within 95 days of rainfall in the form of tropical showers. Consequently, staple crop farming is highly restricted by the short rain season.
The dry season is usually from November to early April. It is influenced by the dry North-Easterly (Harmattan) winds while the rainy season is influenced by the moist South Westerly winds. The mean day temperatures range from 28 °C (December and mid-April) to 43 °C (March, early April) while mean night temperatures range from 18 °C (December) to 25 °C (February, March).
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