The Ghana Meteorological Agency is warning the public to be on high alert as the country is set to record heavy rains throughout the year.
This the agency describes as worrying due to the impact the novel coronavirus has had on the country and the economy at large.
According to the Acting Head of the Central Analysis and Forecasting Office of the Ghana Meteorological Agency, Felicity Ahafianyo, the country is said to record a maximum of 700 millimeters of rainfall with forest areas including the Ashanti and Bono East regions expected to be the hardest-hit areas.
“We are anticipating around 300 to 400 millimeters of rainfall over the Eastern Coast and for the Western side between 400 to 600 millimeters and for the forest region between 400 to 700 millimeters of rainfall, for the transition 300 to 500 and for the North, we are anticipating it to rain between 182 to 400 millimeters of rainfall for April, May, June.”
“We are in the raining season so all the stakeholders should be on the watch out for weather-related disasters.”
She further added that “Once we have the storms moving across definitely there would be floods at some places, there will be lightening or thunder strike over some places which will result in a situation that will need attention. It is about time that we know the season which we are in.”