There are indications that most part of Nigeria may experience delayed onset of rainfall, early cessation and less than normal rainfall in 2016.
Presenting the year’s seasonal rainfall prediction, the Director General and Chief Executive officer Nigeria meteorological Agency NIMET, Doctor Anthony Anuforom said the northern parts of the country will also experience dry spells.
The prediction is tagged the” Impact of Weather Variability and Climate Change in Transportation Infrastructure and Agriculture in Nigeria.”
He said it is necessary to state that the expected lower-than-normal rainfall in parts of the country does not rule out the possibility of isolated flash floods due to high intensity rainfall at the peak of the season, especially in places that are naturally prone to flooding.
According to Dr. Anuforom, the summary of the prediction, means that, all things being equal, there will be low moisture and heightened dryness in Nigeria this year. “And knowing that most of NiMet’s predictions proved to be accurate, we must prepare for the above scenario. In the same vein, we have to also prepare for the longtime effects of climate change.” He added.