August 17, 2018

Yes, rains are here, but don’t plant yet, NiMET tells farmers (Punch)

Yes, rains are here, but don’t plant yet, NiMET tells farmers (Punch)

Following the rains experienced in and around the central states on Sunday and Monday night, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency has warned farmers against early planting.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some places around the Federal Capital Territory have experienced heavy rainfall since Sunday night.

A response by NiMet to the enquiry on the implication of the rains, disclosed that the occurrence was normal during transition period leading to rainy season.An official of NiMet, who pleaded anonymity, said the rains did not signal the beginning of the rainy season, adding that the agency would talk to the public on 2018 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction by first week of March. Read more

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