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The Ghana Meteorological Agency has stated there will be a lot more rainfalls in the southern sector till November.
The Acting Officer in Charge of Central Analysis and also Forecaster at the Agency, Felicity Ahafianyo, informed Abdul Karim Ibrahim on Class91.3 FM’s Executive Morning Program on Monday, 12 October 2020 that: “For this week, rain is still in the forecast for the southern sector and one or two for the northern sector”.
She said this week’s concentration is more in more than six regions.
“Within this week, the concentration is more over the Oti Region, Western Region, Western-North, Ashanti Region and then parts of the coastal belt, especially the northern fringes of the coastal belt, so, for this week, rain is still in the forecast for us”, she stated.
There have been hefty rains in the past couple of days in the southern part of the nation, which have actually created mayhem to homes in the capital city.
Places like Adabraka Sahara, Kasoa and West Lands among other areas, got seriously affected by the hefty downpours. This Madam Ahafianyo said the rains will cease between last week of October and fourth week of November.
Madam Ahafianyo stated “For the rains to cease completely for those of us over the southern sector, we are looking at between the last week of October to the second week of November. For most areas over the middle sector, the rains will cease and those of us along the coast, the east coast will be between that second week of November to the third or fourth week of November.”
“Then, the Western Region, it will also be in the first or second week of December. So, between now and the second week of November, we still expect rains but the intensity is what we are looking at. For now, the energy has been consumed, so we have to rejuvenate before we could have a similar situation that we had over the weekend. So, now we’ll be having localized.” she added.
She said for this week much rains are not expect to fall and rains in October are normal.
“October rains are not unusual over the country. We have two rainy seasons for southern Ghana and then one rainy season for the northern Region. So, for October rains are very normal, very usual for the West African sub-region and Ghana, for the southern sector. For every year, our rains start from March to October and, at times, part of November is in it for the southern sector. For the northern sector, majorly, it starts in May and ends in October. So, for us over the southern sector, our minor season or the second rainy season started in mid-September through to October.”
“Now, when you come to the weather patterns, we have something we call the inter-tropical boundary which comes along with weather activities, so, as it moves north, it takes the weather activities along with it and as it moves down, it takes the weather activities down with it and all these things are controlled by the sun’s position and on 22 September 2020, we have the sun returning into the southern hemisphere, so, the weather zones have also started declining”, she added.
Source: Ghana Waves