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Current high temperature is normal-Meteo

Accra, March 1, GNA - The Meteorological Services Agency at the Kotoka International Airport, says the current high temperature being experienced in the southern part of the country is normal.

Mr Amos Narh, senior meteorologist at the department, told journalists that the minimum temperature at night could be severer in the months of March and April, prior to the expected rainy season. Giving reasons for the high temperatures, Mr. Narh said during the day, the sea and other water bodies stored heat which was in turn released into the atmosphere at night, giving rise to high temperatures. Mr Narh gave the following as the average night temperatures for certain areas along the coast: Accra, 27 to 28 degrees Celsius and Takoradi, 23 to 24 degrees Celsius.

For the middle belt, the temperature for Ho is 36 degrees Celsius during the day with a relatively mild temperature at night. He said pockets of rain being experienced in the Akuapem range, Berekum, Kpando and Oda were not a sign of the rainy season but a result of their geographic location.

Mr. Narh said minimum temperature in the Northern Region during the day was between 38 and 48 degrees Celsius, adding that the weather was however much cooler at night.

He advised people, especially children to take in enough water to prevent dehydration.

Source: GNA

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