Agrometeorological Bulletin No.9, Dekad 3, March (21 –31) 2015.

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.9, Dekad 3, March (21 –31) 2015.

The 3rd dekad of March indicated that rainfall had spread up to Zaria and Bauchi in the northern parts of the country. The Southern and Central parts of the country had surplus rainfall anomalies while the northern part had normal. ITD continue to oscillate between latitude 100N to 10.5 0N. Soil moisture condition in the country was neutral to surplus in the South and central parts and deficit in the North. The highest rainfall amount was recorded over Asaba with 171.9mm in 3 rain-days, followed by Ilorin with 140.5mm in 4 rain-days and Benin with 125.4mm in 5 rain-days. Maximum temperature anomalies were normal to colder than normal in most parts of the country except the extreme northern part which had warmer than normal maximum temperature anomalies.

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