Agrometeorological Bulletin No.14, Dekad 2, May (11 – 20) 2019 ISSN: 2315-9790

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.14, Dekad 2, May (11 – 20) 2019 ISSN: 2315-9790

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.14, Dekad 2, May (11 – 20) 2019 ISSN: 2315-9790

The 2nd dekad of agrometeorological bulletin for May, 2019 witnessed slight increase in rainfall total when compared with the preceding dekad. Highest temperature was recorded in Maiduguri (40.80C) and lowest at Jos (27.80C). Most parts of the country experienced normal to warmer than normal temperature anomalies with exception of places in and around Abuja, Eket, Shaki, Jalingo and Yola experienced colder than normal temperature anomaly. The Inter-Tropical Discontinuity (ITD) is expected to oscillate between Latitude 170N to 200N. Farmers in the north are advised to commence land clearing and seed bed preparations for planting of staple food crops while the southern states should be preparing or harvesting their staple food crops.

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