Nigerian Meteorological Agency: Drought and Flood Bulletin

Nigerian Meteorological Agency: Drought and Flood Bulletin

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25 August 2011
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The month of July is relatively wetter than June, as a greater part of the country experienced mild to moderate dryness except for Sokoto and Gusau that had extreme and severe dry conditions respectively. The recovery from the dry condition of the preceding month was very significant over the southern part of the country, particularly in Lagos state which witnessed flood episodes that seriously paralyzed socio-economic activities in the stateGiven the observed widespread recovery from dryness, wetter conditions are expected to prevail in most parts of the country in August, particularly in the North. This will favour rain-fed agriculture; reservoir storage and may likely lead to prospects of flood especially over some parts in the Northwest and Southern areas.

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