Weather Forecast

As a kid growing up in Southern California, I could never understand our midwestern relatives’ preoccupation with the weather.  One of their first questions to us was, “what’s the weather like.” “Sunny/partly cloudy, clear, lows in the 50s/60s, highs in the 70s/80s.”  All of the time.  Every day.

Earthquakes were news stories; the weather was not.

However, after living in Michigan for 17 years I can say that I get it now.  Snow/hail/freezing rain/ice storms/tornadoes/heat waves — weather is a big news story there and you really do need to keep up-to-date on severe weather.

Well, Lusaka’s weather is very similar to Southern California’s.  There is really no severe weather to speak of.  We’ve had a couple of thunder storms but they’re puny compared to Michigan’s.

Even though we’re in the southern hemisphere, the rainy season here is from December to March when the temperatures are highs in the 70s/80s, lows in the 60s/70s.  Then it cools off with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.  In July the highs still hover around 70 and usually the lows are in the 50s, but they can dip to the high 40s.  The end of August/beginning of September the highs creep back up to around 80 but the lows are still in the 50s.  October is apparently a miserably hot month here.  According to the average weather charts the highs are in the mid-to-high 80s and the lows are in the low 60s.  Actually, the average weather charts say the same thing about November.  The locals complain about humidity so perhaps it’s more humid in October than in November.  December weather is back to normal with highs in the 70s/80s, lows in the 60s.

The weather is PERFECT right now.  Warm dry days with cool nights.

5-Day Forecast for Lusaka

Saturday, April 16
Partly Cloudy
81 | 57 °F
Partly Cloudy
Chance of Precipitation 0%
Sunday, 17
Partly Cloudy
81 | 55 °F
Partly Cloudy
Chance of Precipitation 0%
Monday, 18
Partly Cloudy
75 | 61 °F
Partly Cloudy
Chance of Precipitation 10%
Tuesday, 19
Partly Cloudy
82 | 59 °F
Partly Cloudy
Chance of Precipitation 10%
Wednesday, 20
Partly Cloudy
82 | 57 °F
Partly Cloudy
Chance of Precipitation 0%
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One Response to Weather Forecast

  1. Lisa Murray-Johnson says:

    Okay, so not fair when it rained down here most of the weekend. Saw the post on the veges/flowers and I can understand the frustration of stuff not growing as you expected. Some of your lettuces looked dynamite though! The powdery mildew you talked about ? I saw one nontoxic recipe for 1 quart warm water, 1/2 cup baking soda and 2 drops dishwashing soap (liquid). Then spray it over the plants every week to keep it at bay. Maybe that will help?

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