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Rainfall to be erratic in 2012 – Ghana Meteo

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The Ghana Meteorological Agency, on Wednesday said the southern sector of the country would experience below average rainfall during the major rainy season from April to June,which would be characterized by thunderstorms and strong winds.

In a statement to the Ghana News Agency signed by Mr A. A. Juati, GMA Acting Director General explained that unlike 2011, where the rainfall in the major rainy season was evenly distributed, rainfall for 2012 would be erratic whilst onset dates were expected to delay by about two to three weeks.

The statement stated that Northern Ghana had a 70 percent chance of receiving normal to above normal rainfall during the rainy season which was expected to start from April 16th to 23rd.

The expected rainfall onset date for Northern (Section D) would start from April 16th to 23rd  Transition (Section C) would be from April 12th to 16th Eastern Coastal (Section B) would also start from April 10th to 15th   whiles Forest Western Coastal (Section A) would be from April 6th to 11th .Forecast for the minor rainy season for southern Ghana and update for the Northern sector would be issued in May 2012.

Source: GNA

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