Agrometeorological Bulletin No.24, Dekad 3, AUGUST (21 –31) 2015

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.24, Dekad 3, AUGUST (21 –31) 2015

The rainfall anomaly over the country for the 3rd dekad of August, 2015 shows a recovery from the persistent rainfall deficit in the southwest. The north recorded normal to surplus rainfall except Sokoto, Gusau, Kaduna, Abuja and Gombe that recorded deficit. A good spread of rainfall was recorded over the country except Sokoto and its environment The Inter Tropical Discontinuity (ITD) has commence its equatorward movement and is likely to fluctuate between latitudes 16degN and 19degN. The highest rainfall amount for the dekad was recorded over Bauchi with 243.5mm in 4 rain-days, followed by Abakaliki with 209.5mm in 8 rain-days and Ilorin with 186.8mm in 3 rain-days.

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