MARINE METEOROLOGICAL BULLETIN 3rd Quarter 2012
MARINE METEOROLOGICAL BULLETIN
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. The average value of the coastal Mean Sea Level Pressure (MSLP) was 1011hPa while the St. Helena high pressure centre was between 1024hPa and 1032hPa with an average value of 1028hPa.