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NiMet 2021 SCP

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency released 2021 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) report to guide various sectors of the country. The agency predicted the onset of the 2021 growing season to be near-normal to earlier-than-normal in most parts of the country. The earliest onset date is likely to occur on the 24th of February, 2021 around coast of the south-south states while the latest date is anticipated to be around 22nd June, 2021 in the northernmost parts of the country. The earliest cessation is expected in September 2021 around Katsina while the latest cessation is expected in December around the Niger-Delta region. The country is expected to have rainfall amounts from 400mm in the north to over 3000mm in the south.