Fishermen in Ghana’s coast have been advised by the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMET) to operate cautiously today and during the weekends due to expected heavy rainstorm and thunder on the sea.
The weather is, however, expected to be favourable for fishing from Wednesday, October 16 to Friday, October 18, Felicity Ahasianyo, acting Officer-in-Charge of the Central Analysis and Forecast Office, GMET, said in Accra.
In an interview with Ghanaian Times yesterday, she said “the sea weather will be rough with thunder and rain storms although we are not expecting strong winds.”
She said the rainstorms would further extend to areas along the coast from midweek to weekend and asked residents to be cautious in their activities.
She noted that other parts of country would also have isolated incidences of rainfall from today until the weekend with the middle belts, particularly Eastern and Oti regions experiencing thunder clouds.
Madam Ahasianyo stated that currently the southern parts of the country was experiencing the minor rainy season which started mid-September and expected to end in November.
While the northern parts is expected to exit the rainy season within this month, she said, the entire minor rainy season of the country was likely to end in the first week of December.
“We should all look out for more rains in the coming days until December although it would be isolated incidences,” she added.
Earlier this year, the GMET announced that the southern parts of the country would register more rains than what was recorded within the same period last year.
According to the agency, “the distribution of March-April-May seasonal cumulative rainfall, both in time and space, is expected to be mostly normal to below normal for most parts of the southern part of the country, while the April-May-June season is expected to be above normal 2019.”
BY CLAUDE NYARKO ADAMS