The Nigerian Metrological Agency (NIMET), Abuja has predicted that there will be favourable weather for high agricultural yield in Ekiti
State and Nigeria this year.
A statement from the office of the Coordinator of the Agro-Climatological Unit of the State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Ado Ekiti envisaged that no drought would be experienced during the year.
According to the statement, the year 2013 edition of seasonal Rainfall Prediction as presented to the public by NIMET in Abuja envisaged that onset date of rainfall is March 8, while the Cessation date commences from November 10 to December 8 and the amount of annual rainfall is expected to be between 1,507mm and 2,309mm.
The raining season for the year is expected to be normal and would vary from 2000mm to 3,000 in the Southern part of the country while the extreme Northern parts would have between 1,000 to 1,500mm.
The annual predictions on weather, rainfall and climate matters provides vital information to advise as well as educate all tiers of government and other stakeholders to enable them make informed decisions in the Agricultural sector.
The statement therefore advised farmers in the state to take advantage of the early rains to plant high yielding seeds and seedlings on their farmlands.
Last modified: February 27, 2013