Agrometeorological Bulletin No.29, Dekad 2, October (11 –20) 2018

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.29, Dekad 2, October (11 –20) 2018

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.29, Dekad 2, October (11 –20) 2018

The 2nd dekad of agrometeorological bulletin for October, 2018 shows most parts of the country recorded moderate rainfall total with highest observed at Ikom with about 168.4mm of rainfall and lowest over Zaria with 1mm. Normal to below normal soil moisture conditions were experienced in most parts of the country except places around Warri, Enugu, Awka, Abakaliki, Eket and Portharcourt where above normal soil moisture conditions were observed.

Highest temperature was recorded Maiduguri (38.80C) and lowest at Jos (27.80C). A large part of the country experienced normal to warmer than-normal temperature anomalies with exception of places around Yelwa and Eket where colder than normal day-time temperature anomalies were experienced. The Inter Tropical Discontinuity (ITD) is expected to fluctuate between 21.00N to 22.00N. Harvesting of maize, vegetables, root and tuber crops are ongoing across some parts of the country.

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