In this edition, the third dekad of April, 2018 is presented. A significant improvement in moisture level was observed over parts of the North West, the central states and the inland cities of the south. The improvement in water levels, lead to a corresponding improvement in soil moisture levels over the aforementioned areas. Mean maximum temperature ranged between 29.80C and 41.50C across cities in Nigeria.
The second dekad of April, 2018 is presented in this edition. Below 50mm of rainfall was recorded across cities over the south, while the north was predominantly dry with only a few states such as Katsina, Yelwa and Zaria recording 2mm, 3.3mm, 4.8mmm and 4.8mm of rainfall respectively. Over the central states, Yola, Abuja and Bida recorded 4.8mm, 6.7mm and 3.1mm of rainfall respectively.
The first dekad of agrometeorological bulletin for April, 2018 is presented in this edition. Significant rainfall amount was observed across the country. However, Warri recorded the highest total of 160.1mm. The northern stations experienced normal to below normal rainfall anomalies while the southern states had normal to above normal over most parts of stations.
The agrometeorological bulletin for 2nd dekad of February, 2018 shows an increase in rainfall amount across the southern and some central States of the country. Most parts of the country experienced normal to above normal rainfall anomalies except some cities in the south-west and Enugu where below normal rainfall anomalies were observed.
The 3rd dekad of March, 2018 agro meteorological bulletin is presented in this edition shows significant improvement in rainfall total was observed across the country, with localized rain over parts of the southern states up to some parts of the central states. However, Ijebu-Ode recorded the highest total of 88.6mm.
The 1st dekad of agrometeorological bulletin for March, 2018 is presented in this edition. The country recorded little rainfall amounts in some parts of the south-west. The entire country experienced below normal soil moisture conditions. The mean maximum temperature increased slightly across the country and the highest maximum temperature was recorded at Asaba (37.90C) while, the mean minimum temperature across the country was observed at Jos (12.80C).
The second dekad of the agrometeorologicaL bulletin for March, 2018 is presented in this edition. Slight improvement in rainfall amount was observed though mostly over the South East Coast, with localized rain over parts of the south west all below 20mm. Below normal soil moisture conditions were observed over most places in the country except for a few places around the south east coast were normal to above normal conditions were observed.
The 3rd dekad of agrometeorological bulletin of February, 2018 is presented in this edition. The country recorded an increase in rainfall amount across the South when compare with the preceding dekad while the northern cities had no rainfall except some part of North central. Highest rainfall amount was recorded over Calabar (90mm). Rainfall distribution improved in southern part with 1-2 rain-day.
The agro meteorological bulletin for 1st dekad of February, 2018 shows an increase in dryness from the north down to the Central cities. The rainfall anomalies shows most parts of the country experienced below normal rainfall anomalies except some parts of the central down to the south inland and coast where normal to above normal rainfall anomalies were observed.
The third dekad of the agrometeorological bulletin for January, 2018 is presented in this edition. No rainfall was recorded across the country. The day time mean maximum temperature ranged from 27.70C (over Kano) to 36.20C (over Abakaliki).