Central African Republic
This is a landlocked state situated between 2° and 10°N, and borders with Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo on the south, Cameroon on the west, Chad to the north, and the Sudan on the east.
Larger than France, it is very sparsely populated. The northern part of the country has weather and climate rather similar to that described for northern Nigeria and illustrated by the table for Kano.
There is a single rainy season and a moderate annual rainfall of 875-1,000 mm/35-40 in. Daytime temperatures rise quite high in the period preceding the main rainy season between May and September. During the rest of the year rainfall is light and sparse.
The southern half of the country has a more equatorial type of climate as described in more detail under the Democratic Republic of Congo. The annual rainfall is between 1,500 mm/60 in and 2,000 mm/80 in, falling in all months but with a relatively drier period from December to February at the time of low sun. The table for Bangui illustrates conditions in the south of the country.
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