Africa’s blast furnace heat is in the process of transferring hemisphere’s from south to north. During the spring months, the sub-Sahara region is in it’s dry season and therefore hottest while the Sahara remains comfortable until the dry season shifts north allowing the sub-Sahara rainy season to get going which the heat is focused directly over the Sahara.
To end March, hot, dusty easterly winds blowing across the entire length of the south Sahara/Sahel has drove temperatures to new record levels over West Africa, all the way to the Atlantic.
Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania hit 45C setting a new March record.
Matam, Senegal hit 46C while it topped 45.5C at Kayes, Mali. Koundara, Guinea may have equalled the national all-time record with 45C.