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Monday's rain indicates impending rainy season

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Monday's rain indicates impending rainy season
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The Heavy rainfall which was experienced in most parts of the country on Easter Monday, is an indication that, the country is about to enter its first and major rainy season.

The northern part of the country however would experience the season much later than the southern part.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview, Mr. Amos Narh, officer

i-n charge at the Meteorological Services Department, Kotoka International Airport, said although atmospheric conditions had not been favourable for

some time, the conditions finally changed to precipitate the rainfall.

The down-pour which was experienced in almost all parts of the country measured from 0.2 millimetres within Wa in the northern part of the country to as much as 75.1 milimetres in Kete Krachi in the Volta Region.

Mr Narh advised farmers within the southern part of the country, specifically the Greater Accra Region, Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo regions to hold on with planting of crops till one or two more rainfalls.

He said farmers in the northern part of the country on the other hand had to hold on until between the beginning and middle of May, 2009.

Mr Narh said if any one attempted to plant crops earlier than the period advised, they risked a situation where the lack of rain fall for a period might result in their crops not being able to survive.

GNA

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