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South-West stakeholders express mixed feelings over irregular rainfall

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

Stakeholders in South-West Nigeria have differed in their views on the possible effects of the irregular rainfall patterns in year 2021 on agricultural harvest, a survey has shown. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar The survey was conducted in Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo. Ekiti and Kwara, with some expressing optimism that the rainfall recorded in 2021 ...

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Unprecedented rise of heat and rainfall extremes in observational data

Europe heatwave

A 90-fold increase in the frequency of monthly heat extremes in the past 10 years compared to 1951-1980 has been found by scientists in observation data. Tourists in Rome struggle in the heat. Photo credit: AFP/Getty Observational data refers to information gathered without the subject of the research having to be explicitly involved in recording what they are doing. The scientists’ analysis ...

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Rainfall detected over Greenland ice sheet, first since 2019

Greenland ice sheet

The National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado on Friday, August 20, 2021 said rain was detected at the highest point of the Greenland ice sheet for the first time since records began. Greenland ice sheet The ice sheet’s summit is at an altitude of 3,216 metres above sea level and precipitation normally falls as snow. However, ...

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NiMet predicts three days thunderstorms, rains from Sunday


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted three days of thunderstorms and rains across the country. Thunderstorms This prediction was contained in NiMet`s weather outlook released on Saturday, August 14, 2021 in Abuja. Thunderstorms were predicted over parts of Taraba, Kebbi, Zamfara, Bauchi, Kano, Yobe and Kaduna states in the morning hours on Sunday, August 15. According to NiMet, thunderstorms ...

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NiMet predicts three-day thunderstorms, rain


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted  three days thunderstorms and rain across the country. Thunderstorms NiMet’s weather outlook released on Friday, July 30, 2021 in Abuja predicted thunderstorms over parts of Taraba Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto states in the morning hours of Saturday. According to it, isolated thunderstorms are expected over parts of Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa Katsina, Zamfara ...

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Rainfall: Agency gives early warning to avert flooding

Nigeria flood

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NHSA) has advised states, local governments and individuals to take early precautionary measures to avoid flooding this rainy season. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State, on September 14, 2018. Photo credit: AFP / Sodiq Adelakun Mr Clement Nze, NHSA Director-General, gave ...

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Climate change: Farmer raises concern over delayed rainfall


An organic farmer, Mr Uche Ikenga, has raised alarm over the delay in the coming of the 2020 rainy season in some parts of the country, saying it will negatively affect the year’s food production. Farming Ikenga, who said this in an on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Lagos, however, blamed the present climate change realities for the delayed rainfall ...

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Cyclone Eloise: Nine killed in Africa’s east coast, heavy rains, floods in South Africa

Cyclone Eloise Beira

At least nine people were reported killed after tropical cyclone Eloise hit Africa’s east coast at the weekend with wind gusts of up to 160 kilometres per hour and heavy rain. Aerial view of flooding in Beira in the wake of the cyclone. Photo credit: Mercy Air via Reuters The majority of the deaths were reported in worst-hit Mozambican port ...

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Osun farmers seek govt’s intervention to ameliorate poor rainfall in 2020

Gboyega Oyetola

The Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Osun Chapter, Alhaji Sulaimon Araokanmi, on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 called on government to assist farmers with irrigation systems, to increase their productivity. Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State Speaking in Osogbo, the state capital, on the activities and challenges farmers faced in their operation in 2020, Araokanmi said lack of adequate ...

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Climate change: Kenya to experience higher temperatures, less rainfall – Agency

Stella Aura

Kenya Meteorological Department said in Nairobi on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 that the country’s “climate is changing rapidly in response to global warming as is the case in many other countries”. Director, Kenya Meteorological Department, Stella Aura. Photo credit: Laban Walloga/Nation Media Group Director of the agéncy, Stella Aura, disclosed this in a report dubbed “State of the Climate in ...

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