Harmattan in March?

The haze in my backyard this morning

Is the world upside down? Is it climate change?Is the hazyness we are experiencing in Ghana right now really Harmattan?

The hazy Harmattan winds from the desert carrying a fine white dust normally comes around Christmas to Ghana. The weather gets “cold”, especially in the night and your body feels dry. This time, the haze came on Monday and was much more like a damp fog, I joked with a friend that it was like a cloud falling down from the sky.  At a party I argued it was just normal fog, after all raining season should be on its way.

But there was the similar limited vision. And my wine-red car was covered in a fine white dust. And a friend who traveled to Kumasi early in the week said up there the weather is more dry and more similar to the “classic” Harmattan.

Is the world upside down? Is it climate change? Is the haziness we are experiencing in Ghana right now really Harmattan?