May 25: Rainstorms, rains already in parts of Ghana; flash floods imminent — GMet

Climate May 25: Rainstorms, rains already in parts of Ghana; flash floods imminent — GMet

The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) has warned that ongoing rainstorms have engulfed parts of eastern Ghana and are expected to spread westwards, posing risks of flash flooding in many areas.

In its morning forecast issued at 5am, GMet's Central Analysis and Forecasting Office said the rainstorm was currently producing thunderstorms with rains of varying intensities in the eastern flank of the country.

“The rainstorm is expected to move to affect some areas in the western portions whiles, casting cloudy conditions over most areas this morning into the afternoon hours," the forecast summary stated.

Earlier forecast issued at 2am had indicated that a moderate rainstorm over Benin was propagating westwards into Ghana.

“The rainstorm is expected to produce thunderstorms with or without rain of varying intensities this morning into the afternoon hours as well as induce cloudiness over most places," it said.

The agency warned that "moderate to strong winds are likely to precede the rainstorm" and underscored that "the rainstorm is likely to result in flash floods."

Areas expected to be impacted between 0230-0930 UTC include Ada, Aflao, Dzodze, Anloga, Sokpoe, Kpetoe, Kete Krachi, Ho, Sege, Daffor, Kpando, Prampram, Accra, Madina, Kasoa and surroundings.

Other regions including the northern parts of the country are also on alert.

GMet has cautioned the public to remain alert for the ongoing weather changes and take precautionary measures to protect lives and property from possible flash flooding as the rainstorms continue.



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