Agromet Bulletins

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.16, Dekad 1, June (01 – 10) 2016.

The first dekad of June is presented in this edition of the dekadal agrometeorological bulletin. Rainfall intensity across the country was observed to have increased across the South and Central States with heavy rainfall especially over Eket, Lagos marine, Umuahia, I-ode and Awka in one rain-day (204.3mm, 107.6mm, 112.5mm, 87.4mm, 70.8mm and 62.8mm respectively...

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.14, Dekad 2, May (11 –20) 2016

The dekad under review experienced rainfall distribution in most part of the country and recorded Moderate to heavy rainfall, the highest rainfall amount was recorded across the central states; Kaduna recorded 165.4mm in 4 rain-days, followed by Lokoja with 152.9mm in 5 rain-days and Ilorin with 146.5mm in 6 rain-days....

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.13, Dekad 1, May (1 –10) 2016

The 1st dekad of May, 2016 showed that the Inter tropical discontinuity (ITD) position is expected to continue its northward movement to attain a mean position of about 13.50N-15.50N. The highest rainfall amount was recorded over Uyo with 191.9mm in 5 rain-days, followed by Ilorin with 168.6mm in 4 rain-days and Abakaliki with 137.6mm in 2 rain-days...

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.5 Dekad 2 February 11 – 20, 2016

Over the entire country, dryness prevailed with no rainfall recorded in the dekad. Temperatures continued to surge increasing temperature departure over the entire country. Maximum temperature over the South was between 32.00C to 38.00C while over the Northern axis it ranged between 32.00C to 40.00C....

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.1, Dekad 1, January (1 –10) 2016

There was no rainfall recorded in the 1st dekad of January in the country, soil moisture condition in the country was in deficit. ITD position continued to fluctuate between 50N to 60N. Mean maximum temperature anomaly showed the Northern part to be normal to colder than normal while the South was warmer than normal....

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.36, Dekad 3, December (21 –31) 2015.

Dry season farming continue in the north with the harvest of fresh vegetables. The colder than normal temperatures recorded in the north is very good for wheat production and other vegetables. Rainfall was not recorded in the country during the 3rd dekad. The Inter Tropical Discontinuity (ITD) has commence its Northward movement and is likely to fluctuate between latitudes 4degN and 4.5degN....

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