Lagos to experience 261-day rainfall, plans own weather stations

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Lagos to experience 261-day rainfall, plans own weather stations

The Lagos State Government, yesterday, said it had concluded preparation to have its own network of weather stations to closely monitor the climate in the state as well as increase its preparedness for weather-related issues.

Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, who stated this during a briefing on the year 2021 Seasonal Climate Predictions (SCP) at Alausa, informed residents that the state would experience normal rainfall of between 238-261 days this year

Bello, however, assured that adequate measures were already in place to contain any eventuality, and stated that the Maximum Annual Rainfall for 2021 is predicted to be 1,747mm.

He maintained that the state government was set to ensure a flood-free and hygienic environment during the season.

The commissioner noted that the state was collaborating with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) not only in the areas of Annual Seasonal Climate Prediction but also in downscaling the predictions to all stakeholders.

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