Agrometeorological Bulletin No.22, Dekad 1, August (1 – 10) 2012
The 1st dekad of August 2012 witnessed light to moderate rains across the country with reduced rainfall activities (August break) in the southwest. Surplus to normal soil moisture conditions were observed across the country except for few areas such as South Western stations, Sokoto, Yelwa, Yola, Makurdi and Portharcourt which recorded deficits. Most parts of the country had normal temperatures while warmer than normal temperatures persisted along the extreme north (Yelwa, Sokoto, Katsina, Nguru, Potiskum, Maiduguri, Yola and Lafia). However, colder than normal temperatures were observed in and around Jos, Shaki, Iseyin, Osogbo and Ado- Ekiti. Temperatures below 32 Deg C were recorded in all parts of the country. Harvest of maize, cassava, fruity vegetables and new yams remained the dominant field activity during the dekad.
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