Agrometeorological Bulletin No.19, Dekad 3, July (01 –10) 2018
The first dekad of agrometeorological bulletin for July, 2018 recorded light to moderate rainfall in most parts of the country with heavy rainfall total at isolated places like Asaba (240.0mm), Kaduna (199.0mm), Yelwa (194.9mm), Abakaliki (190.0mm), and Awka (153.8mm). Below normal to above normal rainfall anomalies is observed across most parts of the country. Highest temperature was recorded at Yola (33.30C).
Most parts of the country experienced normal to warmer than-normal temperature anomalies except few places in the fringes of the North. The Inter Tropical Discontinuity (ITD) is expected to move northward to attain a mean position of 18.70N. Harvesting of yam is ongoing across some parts of the central states. Planting across the northern states are still ongoing.