Agrometeorological Bulletin No.13, Dekad 1, May (1 – 10) 2019 ISSN: 2315-9790

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.13, Dekad 1, May (1 – 10) 2019 ISSN: 2315-9790

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.13, Dekad 1, May (1 – 10) 2019 ISSN: 2315-9790

The 1st dekad of agrometeorological bulletin for May, 2019 witnessed slight increase in rainfall amount and distribution when compared with the preceding dekad with moderate rainfall amounts recorded across some parts of the country. Most parts of the country had above 320C except stations at Jos and Ikom that had below 320C. Highest temperature was recorded in Kano (40.90C) while lowest at Ikom 24.600C).
Most parts of the country are warmer than normal temperature anomaly except areas around Bauchi, Ikom, Calabar and Shaki that had colder than normal temperature anomaly. The Inter-Tropical Discontinuity (ITD) is expected to oscillate between Latitude 200N to 220N. Pre-planting operation and preparationsn of second season in the southern part of the country is ongoing while first planting season is still ongoing in the northern state harvesting of dry season crops and vegetables are ongoing in some parts of the northern states.

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