Marinemet Bulletins

MARINE BULLETIN 1ST QUARTER 2016.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has produced the first edition of the 2016 Marine Meteorological Quarterly Bulletin for January – March 2016 period. The bulletin details marine meteorological and oceanographic information such as the sea-state and forecasts for marine users both at sea and along the coast....

Marine Bulletin 1st Quarter 2014.

The ITD position fluctuated between latitudes 6.4°N and 9.5°N. The average latitudinal position was 7.9 °N while the highest and lowest positions were 11.8°N and 6.3°N respectively. The winds were southwesterly, occasionally backing southeasterly with speed ranging from 5 - 12kts, occasionally 18kts.

Marine Bulletin 4th Quarter 2013.

The ITD position had fluctuated between latitudes 14.0°N and 12.5°N, with an average latitudinal position of 13.0°N. The winds were southwesterly, occasionally veering or backing with speed ranging from 05kts – 15kts, occasionally 18kts. The coastal maximum temperature had mean value of 27.7°C in Eket and 30.1°C in Calabar areas. The average Sea Surface Temperature over Koko was 28.8°C while Eket and Calabar had 26.2°C and 27.0°C respectively.

Marine Bulletin 3rd Quarter 2013.

The ITD continued its northward movement from its average position in the previous month. It fluctuated between latitudes 15.6°N and 20.2°N, with an average latitudinal position of 18.1°N. The winds were southwesterly, occasionally veering or backing with speed ranging from 5 - 15kts, occasionally 25kts. The mean coastal maximum temperature in Eket and Calabar areas were 26.9°C and 28.0°C respectively.

Marine Bulletin 2nd Quarter 2013.

The ITD fluctuated between latitudes 10.9°N and 17.0°N, with an average latitudinal position of 14.0°N. Wind flow over the coastal area of the country was mainly Southwesterly with an average speed of 5 - 10kts occasionally 20kts. Coastal mean maximum temperature in Lagos and Eket areas were 32.8°C and °C respectively. The average Sea Surface Temperature for Koko was °C while it was 30.0°C in Eket and Calabar.

MARINE METEOROLOGICAL BULLETIN|4TH QUARTER 2012

The ITD moved southward from its average position in the previous month. It fluctuated within latitudes 14.8°N and 13.1°N with average latitudinal position of 14.0°N. On the 850hPa chart, the wind flow was mainly Southwesterly with average speed of 5 - 10kts occasionally 20kts over the coast. The mean coastal maximum temperature in Calabar and Eket area were 30.9°C and 28.4°C respectively. The average Sea Surface Temperature for Calabar and Eket areas were 27.5°C and 26.9°C respectively. The coastal Mean Sea Level Pressure (MSLP) had an average value of 1010hPa while the St.

MARINE METEOROLOGICAL BULLETIN 3rd Quarter 2012

The ITD continued its northward movement from its average position in the previous month. It fluctuated between latitudes 18.8°N and 19.0°N, with an average latitudinal position of 18.9°N. . On the 850hPa chart, the wind flow was mainly Southwesterly with an average speed of 5 - 15kts occasionally 25kts over the coast. The mean coastal maximum temperature in Lagos and Eket areas were 31.8°C and 26.8°C respectively. The average Sea Surface Temperature for Koko was 28.3°C while it was 26.3°C in Eket and Calabar.

MARINE METEOROLOGICAL BULLETIN 2nd Qtr 2012

The Nigerian coastal zone lies within Lat 4° 10’ to 6° 2’ N and Longitudes 2° 45’ to 8° 35’ E spanning about 850km of low-lying coastline. The coast is bordered by a narrow continental shelf of the Gulf of Guinea, shelf widths range from 15km in the west to about 67km in the Niger Delta and about 87km off the Cross River estuary in the East. The Nigerian coastal zone comprises of Lagos, Ondo, Delta, Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states and parts of Edo state with about 25% of the estimated population of the country.

MARINE METEOROLOGICAL BULLETIN 1st Qtr 2012

The Nigerian coastal zone lies within Lat 4° 10’ to 6° 2’ N and Longitudes 2° 45’ to 8° 35’ E spanning about 850km of low-lying coastline. The coast is bordered by a narrow continental shelf of the Gulf of Guinea, shelf widths range from 15km in the west to about 67km in the Niger Delta and about 87km off the Cross River estuary in the East. The Nigerian coastal zone comprises of Lagos, Ondo, Delta, Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states and parts of Edo state with about 25% of the estimated population of the country.