Agromet Bulletins

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.28, Dekad 1, October (1 –10) 2013

The 1st dekad of October showed that most parts of the country recorded moderate to high rainfall amounts, except for some parts of the south-west and the North. This is as a result of the southward movement of the Inter-Tropical Discontinuity (ITD). High rainfall amounts were recorded over Ogoja, Eket, Lokoja and Calabar with 296.6mm, 193.4mm, 148.1mm and 146.7mm respectively.....

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.23, Dekad 2, August (11 –20) 2013

The dekad witnessed reduced rainfall activities over the southern parts of the country due to the little dry season while the northern parts showed intensified rainfall activities with flooding and erosion which resulted in loss of lives, damage to properties and submerging of farmlands. The highest rainfall amounts were recorded in North, with Bauchi, Gombe, Kano and Kaduna recording 313.7mm, 242mm, 167.8mm and 165mm respectively.....

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.22, Dekad 1, August (1 –10) 2013

The 1st dekad of August, 2013 witnessed reduced rainfall activities over parts of the South particularly the south west which remained predominantly dry due to the effect of the little dry season. However most parts of country had good rainfall with the highest amounts of 250.4mm, 229.1mm and 226.4mm received at Uyo, Calabar and Gombe respectively.....

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.19, Dekad 1, July (1 –10) 2013

The first dekad of July, 2013 witnessed light to moderate rains with good distribution. The highest rainfall amount recorded was in Uyo with 313.4mm in 8 raindays, followed by Eket and Bauchi with 253.1mm in 10rain days and 215.4mm in 6 rain days respectively. Most parts of the country recorded surplus soil moisture conditions except the extreme North which had deficit. Temperatures below 32 Deg C were recorded in most parts of the country, except the extreme North (Yola, Sokoto, Katsina, Nguru, Potiskum and Maiduguri) that had higher maximum temperatures......

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.14, Dekad 2, May (11 –20) 2013

The second dekad of May, 2013 indicated increase in rainfall amount in most parts of the country. Three stations with highest rainfall amounts were recorded in Abeokuta, Calabar and Umuahia with 263.4mm, 220.3mm and 189.5mm respectively. Rainfall distribution was generally good across the country except the extreme Northern part. Temperatures had decreased from central to the southern parts, while the extreme North maintained values. Preparation for rain fed agriculture is the predominant activity in the extreme northern part of the country. while in the central and southern parts harvesting of maize crop and vegetables had commenced. Also weeding of cassava and yam farms is ongoing activities in the south....

Agromet Bulletin No.36, Dekad 3, Dec (21 –31) 2012

During the 3rd dekad of December 2012, dry conditions prevailed in most parts of the country. The North and Central parts remained hazy with sunny intervals while in the south, Benin and Ikeja recorded rainfall amounts of 18.9mm and 12mm respectively. Temperatures in the south were generally...........

Agromet Bulletin No.35, Dekad 2, Dec (11 –20) 2012

During the period under review, dry conditions prevailed in most areas across the country except areas in and around Ikeja, Oshogbo, Ijebu Ode, Eket and Uyo which had rains ranging from 15.6mm to 96.5mm. The North and Central parts remained.............

Agromet Bulletin No.34, Dekad 1, Dec (1 –10) 2012

The dekad witnessed dry conditions in most parts of the country, except the coastal areas of the south which had some rains. The North and Central parts remained hazy with sunny intervals. The country was under deficit soil moisture conditions except areas in and around Eket which had neutral to surplus soil moisture condition

Agromet Bulletin No.33, Dekad 3, Nov (21 –30) 2012

1.0 RAINFALL TREND
The 3rd dekad of November showed the end of the rainy season in most part of the country, except the extreme southern part which recorded less than 100mm amount of rainfall. The highest temperatures were recorded in recorded in Sokoto.........

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