Celebrate the Beauty 4

As I sit here snuggled under my electric blanket and glance out the window it isn’t pretty.  It is a cold and wet Sunday here in Indiana.  It’s a safe bet that that isn’t the case in the Congo.

The equator runs right through Congo and of course the weather there reflects this.  Because of the size of Congo the weather varies in different regions.  Near the equator temperatures rarely fall below 80F. The humidity is incredibly high and can make visitors sick and dizzy.  Congo gets about 60-80 inches of rainfall a year. (Indiana averages 39 inches a year.)  Thunderstorms are quite common and are actually in the forecast there today.

In the eastern part of the Congo temperatures average 65F, mostly due to the altitude and the winds out of the southeast can bring freezing temperatures at night.

It’s a very good thing that Odette will be coming home the summer.  I think she will be in for a rude awakening next winter.  🙂

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