NMets predicts what February rain will do in Nigeria


Following the early rain already falling across different parts of the country in February, President of the Nigerian Meteorological Society, NMets, Prof. Clement Akoshile, has predicted that there would be a bumper harvest in the 2018 farming season.

Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday, he expressed delight over the early rain, pointing out that it was an indication that there would be bumper harvest in all the farm produce.

Akoshile said, “the rain that fell at the beginning of this month is quite impressive and is a sign that farmers will enjoy the fruit of their labour during harvest.

“The weather is still hot, but it had been alternating from fair to cloudy in most parts of the country especially in the South.

“All those seasonal farm produce that does not need much rain to sprout will do well.”

“It is expected that the raining season will come normally and not delayed in anyway,’’ he said.

The president, however, warned that the prediction did not mean that farmers should not prepare for vagaries in whether conditions.

He said that geographical locations should also be taken into consideration, adding that situations in the south would not be the same with that of the north.

The NMets President said that the coastal areas did not have anything to fear as the areas were already blessed to produce all-year-round.


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