Agrometeorological Bulletin No.27, Dekad 3, September (21 –30) 2018

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.27, Dekad 3, September (21 –30) 2018

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.27, Dekad 3, September (21 –30) 2018

The 3rd 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 385.00mm of rainfall and lowest over Ondo with 1.8mm of rainfall. Normal to above normal soil moisture conditions were experienced in most parts of the country except places around Dutse parts of the south west and a few places around the coast where below normal soil moisture conditions were observed.

Highest temperature was recorded in Dutse (33.60C) 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 18 to 20.00N. Harvesting of maize, vegetables, root and tuber crops continue across some parts of the country.

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