Rains to start third week of April 2012 in the North – Ghana Meteo
The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) at the week end announced that rains would start in the third week of April in the north and is likely to prolong beyond October, 2012.
Until June, the trend would be normal, average or slightly above average rains that will not be as heavy as that of last year but as the Atlantic warms up gradually, it would influence heavy rains after June.
Meanwhile the southern sector would experience late on set of rains that would be scanty and erratic.
Mr Charles K. Yorke Head of Research Department, GMA announced this in Bolgatanga at a workshop on the basics of climate change and participatory scenario planning (PSP) organized for district stakeholders and rural farmers drawn from East Mamprusi and Garu Tempane districts.
He said further studies in May 2012 were expected to show the detailed characteristics of rainfall from June that would then indicate how the rains would influence farming and the possibility of floods.
He advised farmers to start sowing when the soil was well saturated with water so as to ensure good germination and survival even in the case of short dry spells.