Okay, I just left Ouagadougou in the Republic of Burkina Faso in West Africa, headed for Sao Pedro in the Cape Verde islands. I am completing what has been probably a three-week excursion through Africa in the Pilatus PC 12. I'm really looking forward to having a look at Sao Pedro because, just as it was when I landed at the Cape Verdes on the trip out about three weeks ago, it's snowing! I reported this here in the Outer Marker forum and I posted a screenshot in the screenshot forum. Nobody paid any attention. Can't say I blame you because the very notion of a place near sea level farther south than Cuba reporting heavy snow is ridiculous. Now, on the way back, the same airports are reporting this same weather. This is a controlled airport with a tower; the people submitting the metar reports are professionals.
Or what? Something is clearly wrong here. It can't be snowing in the Cape Verdes! The thing is, I was getting the same reports of snow on the West Coast of Madagascar interestingly at about the same latitude. Clearly, something is wrong, probably something about my system but I can't figure out what. I'm just using good old flight simulator real world weather. I would be grateful if somebody, anybody, would see what kind of weather they are getting at either one of the tower control airports in the Cape Verde islands.
I'll post a screenshot when I get there.