Sentence Examples

  • The dry east wind known as the harmattan blows intermittently from December to March.
  • During the dry season, when the climate is very much like that of the West Indies, there occur terrible tornadoes and long periods of the harmattan - a north-east wind, dry and desiccating, and carrying with it from the Sahara clouds of fine dust, which sailors designate "smokes."
  • The mean temperature in the dry season, when the "harmattan" is frequent, is 62° Fahr., in the wet season 86°.
  • Known in Egypt as the khamsin, on the Mediterranean as the sirocco, it is called on the Guinea coast the harmattan.
  • The dry wind from the Sahara called harmattan, which carries great quantities of fine red sand, causes a fall of temperature in the (European) summer.