The Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Tunji Bello, has warned Lagosians that Lagos State will experience a heavy rainy season this year. His warning is based on the 2015 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) for the state, which indicated that there will be 260 days of rainfall in the state this year. Here him;
“It has been predicted that Lagos State will experience a rainy season of between 245 and 260 days, with the maximum annual rainfall predicted to be around 1,824mm. The maximum rainfall will be experienced around the Marina area of Lagos Island. In general, this year’s rainfall has been predicted to have a delay onset of about two to 13 days, with Lagos, Ondo, Ogun and some other states expected to have more pronounced delay by eight to 13 days,……..It is going to rain throughout the year; there is no “August break” for Lagos State. There will be days without rain, but there won’t be any long interval of break,”
The prediction was also corroborated by NIMET, which also said an early cessation of rainfall is predicted for most part of the country. However, Abeokuta, Ibadan, Ondo, Akure, among others, will have later than normal cessation as they will experience more growing season.