Ten ways to stay safe during harmattan
By Agency Reporter
The season of harmattan is a period many Nigerians anticipate from November ending to mid-March.
It is characterised by a cool dry wind that blows from the northeast or east in the western Sahara.
In this season the subtropical ridge of high pressure stays over the central Sahara and the low-pressure Intertropical Convergence Zone stays over the Gulf of Guinea.
The climate of Nigeria is usually characterized into two seasons – Wet and Dry. The wet season (summer) is normally from April to October while the dry season (winter) is from November to March.
Here are ten necessary tips to cope with this season;
1. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water more often.
2. Adjust outfits to protect your skin from the harsh weather.
3. Take vitamin C tablets on fruits to nourish your body system.
4. Moisturise your body with oilly cream to it from dryness.
5. Be careful with fires.
6. Avoid dusty areas.
7. Wear protective hairstyles.
8. Wash your eyes regularly to avoid red eyes which is common in during harmattan
9. Use lip balm to prevent cracked lips
10. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables