Agrometeorological Bulletin No.26, Dekad 2, September (11 –20) 2018

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.26, Dekad 2, September (11 –20) 2018

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.26, Dekad 2, September (11 –20) 2018

The 2nd dekad of agrometeorological bulletin for September, 2018 shows most parts of the country recorded moderate to heavy rainfall total with highest observed at Asaba with about 309.5mm of rainfall and lowest over Ondo with 6.8mm. Normal to above normal soil moisture conditions were experienced in most parts of the country except places around Dutse and Abeokuta, where below normal soil moisture conditions were observed.

Highest temperature was recorded Nguru (33.50C) and lowest at Jos (24.10C). A large part of the country were in normal to colder than-normal temperature anomalies with exception of places around Dutse, Bauchi, Makurdi, Abakaliki, Asaba where warmer than normal day-time temperature anomalies were observed. The Inter Tropical Discontinuity (ITD) is expected to fluctuate between 22.00N to 23.00N. Harvesting of maize, vegetables, root and tuber crops are ongoing across some parts of the country.

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