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2023 Theme: Climate and Weather

The theme Climate and Weather calls for the submission of visual representations of climate and/or weather. According to WHO, climate factors affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. This year's theme celebrates the prevailing climates and day-to-day weather conditions of various locations on the African continent.

  • In what ways have people adapted to the climates in the area where you live?
  • What weather conditions do you associate with your lieu or habitat or country?
  • Have you observed any recent drastic changes in the climate or weather conditions of your location or another african location you visit often?

Images, videos and audio clips can capture these climatic and atmospheric conditions – thunderstorms, floods, clouds, winds, hurricanes, fogs, rainfall, sunlight, scorched earth, erosion, change in water levels, landscape vegetations, extreme heat, snow, ice, extreme cold, etc..

Weather can change from hour-to-hour, day-to-day, month-to-month or even year-to-year. A region's weather patterns, usually tracked for at least 30 years, are considered its climate. Different parts of the world have different climates. Some parts of Africa are hot and rainy nearly every day. Some are dry for longer times than others.

There are many elements that represent Climate and Weather. Below are just some ideas to explore ...

IMPORTANT: Please note that while the threat of contracting COVID-19 is still present globally, the Wiki Loves Africa organisers encourages people who wish to take photographs to exercise some CAUTION where necessary. We also recommend that you use images from your archive or as you go about your daily practices. Please take whatever precautions are prevalent within your country or habitation. #staysafe.

Ideas of categories to inspire you

Natural occuring elements

Instruments, locations and activities