Agrometeorological Bulletin No.15, Dekad 3, May (21 – 31) 2019 ISSN: 2315-9790

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.15, Dekad 3, May (21 – 31) 2019 ISSN: 2315-9790

Agrometeorological Bulletin No.15, Dekad 3, May (21 – 31) 2019 ISSN: 2315-9790

The 3rd dekad of agrometeorological bulletin for May, 2019 witnessed slight increase in rainfall total when compared with the preceding dekad. Highest temperature was recorded in Maiduguri (37.90C) and lowest at Jos (27.00C). Most parts of the country experienced normal to warmer than normal temperature anomalies with exception Lafia, Potiskum, Sokoto and Dutse experienced colder than normal temperature anomaly. The Inter-Tropical Discontinuity (ITD) is expected to oscillate between Latitude 150N to 190N. Farmers in the north (especially some parts of Kebbi, Niger, Kaduna, Adamawa and Lafia) are advised to commence planting of staple food crops while some parts of the southern states are almost at harvesting stage for early maturing varieties.

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