Marinemet Bulletins

MARINE METEOROLOGICAL BULLETIN|4TH QUARTER 2012

The ITD moved southward from its average position in the previous month. It fluctuated within latitudes 14.8°N and 13.1°N with average latitudinal position of 14.0°N. On the 850hPa chart, the wind flow was mainly Southwesterly with average speed of 5 - 10kts occasionally 20kts over the coast. The mean coastal maximum temperature in Calabar and Eket area were 30.9°C and 28.4°C respectively. The average Sea Surface Temperature for Calabar and Eket areas were 27.5°C and 26.9°C respectively. The coastal Mean Sea Level Pressure (MSLP) had an average value of 1010hPa while the St.

MARINE METEOROLOGICAL BULLETIN 3rd Quarter 2012

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.

MARINE METEOROLOGICAL BULLETIN 2nd Qtr 2012

The Nigerian coastal zone lies within Lat 4° 10’ to 6° 2’ N and Longitudes 2° 45’ to 8° 35’ E spanning about 850km of low-lying coastline. The coast is bordered by a narrow continental shelf of the Gulf of Guinea, shelf widths range from 15km in the west to about 67km in the Niger Delta and about 87km off the Cross River estuary in the East. The Nigerian coastal zone comprises of Lagos, Ondo, Delta, Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states and parts of Edo state with about 25% of the estimated population of the country.

MARINE METEOROLOGICAL BULLETIN 1st Qtr 2012

The Nigerian coastal zone lies within Lat 4° 10’ to 6° 2’ N and Longitudes 2° 45’ to 8° 35’ E spanning about 850km of low-lying coastline. The coast is bordered by a narrow continental shelf of the Gulf of Guinea, shelf widths range from 15km in the west to about 67km in the Niger Delta and about 87km off the Cross River estuary in the East. The Nigerian coastal zone comprises of Lagos, Ondo, Delta, Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states and parts of Edo state with about 25% of the estimated population of the country.

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