Garoua

Nord, Cameroon

33°C
5:59 17:42
Current weather icon for Cameroon

Today's forecast

06:00Weather icon at 06:00 for Cameroon25°C
09:00Weather icon at 09:00 for Cameroon33°C
12:00Weather icon at 12:00 for Cameroon38°C
15:00Weather icon at 15:00 for Cameroon39°C
18:00Weather icon at 18:00 for Cameroon31°C
21:00Weather icon at 21:00 for Cameroon29°C

Air conditions

Real Feel

34°C

Wind

1 m/s

Chance of rain

0%

UV Index

8

Chance of snow

0%

Humidity

41%

Visibility

10 km

Pressure

1012 mb.

7-day forecast

Today
Weather icon at 2023-11-12 for CameroonSunny
39°C / 25°C
Mon
Weather icon at 2023-11-13 for CameroonSunny
38°C / 28°C
Tue
Weather icon at 2023-11-14 for CameroonPartly cloudy
36°C / 27°C
Wed
Weather icon at 2023-11-15 for CameroonPartly cloudy
40°C / 26°C
Thu
Weather icon at 2023-11-16 for CameroonPartly cloudy
39°C / 28°C
Fri
Weather icon at 2023-11-17 for CameroonPartly cloudy
38°C / 27°C
Sat
Weather icon at 2023-11-18 for CameroonSunny
38°C / 26°C

Description

Garoua is a city located in the Nord region of Cameroon, surrounded by the Benue River to the south and the Mandara Mountains to the north. Garoua is the third largest city in Cameroon and is known for its vibrant culture and bustling markets.

The city is a center for agriculture, trade, and industry in the region. The fertile land surrounding the city is used to grow crops such as maize, beans, and cotton, while the Benue River provides irrigation for the farms. The city also has an active fishing industry due to the river.

Garoua is home to a diverse population that is made up of various ethnic groups, including Fulani, Kotoko, and Arab Choa. These groups have contributed to the city's rich cultural heritage which can be seen in the various festivals and ceremonies that take place here throughout the year.

One of the most popular festivals is the Ndoumbele dance, a traditional dance performed by the Fulani people during wedding ceremonies. The dance is accompanied by music played on various instruments such as the Kora and Mvet. Other festivals include the Nguon Festival, which celebrates the harvest and the end of the farming season.

The markets of Garoua are a major attraction for both locals and tourists. The central market, known as "Marché Central", is the largest market in the city and offers a wide variety of goods such as fresh produce, textiles, and crafts. The market is an important economic hub for the city and is a great place to experience the local culture.

One of the main landmarks in Garoua is the Lamido's Palace. The palace is a symbol of the traditional authority of the Lamido, the hereditary ruler of the Fulani people. The palace is open to visitors and offers a glimpse into the traditional way of life of the Fulani people.

In recent years, Garoua has seen significant development in infrastructure and technology. The city has a modern airport and is connected to major highways that link it to other cities in Cameroon. The city also has several universities and colleges which offer higher education to the people of the region.

Garoua is a city with a rich cultural heritage and a vibrant economy. Visitors to the city can experience the local culture, enjoy the bustling markets, and explore the beautiful natural surroundings of the region.

7-day forecast

Today
Weather icon at 2023-11-12 for CameroonSunny
39°C / 25°C
Mon
Weather icon at 2023-11-13 for CameroonSunny
38°C / 28°C
Tue
Weather icon at 2023-11-14 for CameroonPartly cloudy
36°C / 27°C
Wed
Weather icon at 2023-11-15 for CameroonPartly cloudy
40°C / 26°C
Thu
Weather icon at 2023-11-16 for CameroonPartly cloudy
39°C / 28°C
Fri
Weather icon at 2023-11-17 for CameroonPartly cloudy
38°C / 27°C
Sat
Weather icon at 2023-11-18 for CameroonSunny
38°C / 26°C