By Fatima Muraina
The incessant rainfall coupled with early cloudy atmosphere being experienced has been attributed to the emergence of dry spell.
A climatology expert, Mr Sunday Akintomide stated this in an interview with The Hope in Akure.
Akintomide who is the former Project Manager of the Agro climatic department of the state ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, said the situation is an indication, that the weather condition is transiting gradually to the dry spell, a period he said is called August break.
” We are approaching the time the rain will stop for a while for a maximum of about 15 days.
“The rainy pattern will continue to reduce to a point of seizure and after a point between 7-14 days and pick up again,”
According to him, the rain may fall in an area and will not in another, it is just indicating that we are approaching a limit and a time it falls everywhere bringing in different patterns.
He advised Farmers to take precautionary measures to avert any form of mortality rate in their farms, in crops and human by extension.
For the crop farmers like cocoa, he advised farmers to spray their cocoa with chemicals to avoid moisture and the livestock Farmers to provide enough heat for those who just got a day old chicks while the matured ones should be provided an enclosure.
“Those outside the poultry should get a black nylon round their cage for protection.
He advised fish farmers to block all leakages to prevent flood from sweeping away intervention their produce while human beings should also keep themselves warm from unnecessary cold.