Drought And Flood Monitor Bulletin

Drought and Flood Monitoring Bulletin- AUGUST 2013

The Drought and Flood Monitoring Bulletin for August 2013 has been prepared using the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) technique. The maps are for 1-month, 3-months, 6-months and 12-months SPI durations respectively, showing rainfall anomalies over these periods of time based on long-term averages. The results provide critical information about rainfall and soil moisture trends, giving indications of the threats of drought and/or floods situation across the country....

Drought and Flood Monitoring Bulletin -JULY 2013 Edition

The Drought and Flood Monitoring Bulletin for July 2013 has been prepared using the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) technique. The maps are respectively; the 1-month (i.e. July 2013), 3-months, 6- months and 12-months SPI durations and they show rainfall anomalies over these periods of time, taken from long-term averages. The results provide critical information about drought and flood situation across the country, and offer advisories on short-and medium-term expected trends............

Drought Bulletin FEBRUARY|2013

Pockets of rainfall witnessed in the month of February are indications of gradual return of the rainfall especially in the southern and central parts of the country, while normal condition dominated the rest of the country particularly the North. Also worth mentioning, is the moderate to severe wetness over Abuja and Lokoja in the central part of the country.

Drought Bulletin JANUARY|2013

Normal condition prevailed over a significant portion of the country particularly in the North with attendant dusty and hazy weather condition due to the dominant dry winds. However, almost the entire southern part of the country, except Oshogbo, experienced mild to extreme wetness following above normal rainfall amount recorded by some of the stations during the period under review.

Drought Bulletin DECEMBER|2012

Dry and slightly hazy weather conditions prevailed over the entire country particularly in the Northern part following cessation of rainfall during the period under consideration. However, Ijebu-Ode, Warri, parts of Benin, Ondo, Oshogbo, Ibadan and Ikeja experienced mild to moderate wetness, which apparently was due to coastal effects, although few other coastal areas like Port Harcourt recorded mildly dry condition.

Drought Bulletin NOVEMBER|2012

Dominance of normal condition over the country clearly indicates the end of the rainy season as well as setting in of the dry season with recent hazy conditions over most Central and Northern states. Though, certain degree of wetness (severe to mild) was recorded particularly in the South, lessons must be learnt from the devastating flood episodes of this year in order to prevent future occurrences.

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