The President Nigeria Meteorological Society (NMetS) Prof. Clement Akoshile, has said that there would be a plenteous harvest this year if the current weather continued for a long time.
Akoshile made this assertion during an interaction with journalists in Lagos.
According to him “We have just moved from the harmattan period, when there is much dust in the atmosphere, to rainy season.
“Now, the rain is not being disturbed by cloud or the sunshine in the morning is a sign that the sun ray is not being disturbed by cloud or dirty atmosphere. Now the rain has washed away the dust, making the air cleaner.”
“The plants are happy as the processes of photosynthesis take place unhindered, and the soil is enriched with nutrients”
Akoshile expressed that if this trend persists; there will be a bountiful harvest at the end of the planting season.
The NMetS President who noted that the earth was in a period of longer days and shorter nights, which accounts for the sun coming out earlier and very intense advised farmers not to panic as the present weather was normal.
He explained that it has nothing to do with climate change as it was a normal situation when compared to the same period in 2015/2016 weather, adding that before the situation could be linked to climate change; it would have been subjected to continuous measurement for between 40 and 60 years.