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Weather in Ghana expected to be hotter as GMet warns of surge in the coming days

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A recent alert from the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) has urged citizens in Ghana to brace themselves for scorching weather conditions as temperatures are expected to rise significantly in the coming days. The GMet forecast indicates a surge in temperatures across the country as the sun moves towards the equator, with the peak expected on March 20, 2024.

The current weather in Ghana is already hot, with the harmattan season contributing to elevated temperatures. However, GMet has warned that the temperature is expected to intensify, surpassing the prevailing conditions.

According to GMet, “The sun is on its apparent movement from the southern hemisphere towards the northern hemisphere and expected to be on the equator on March 20, 2024. In view of this, an increase in temperature is expected from now through March to April 2024.”

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The projected temperature ranges are formidable, with the southern half expected to experience maximums between 33°C to 37°C and the northern regions facing even higher temperatures ranging from 36°C to 42°C. Simultaneously, minimum temperatures are anticipated to fluctuate between 22°C and 27°C nationwide.

To safeguard public health during this period of heightened temperatures, GMet recommends several precautions, including staying hydrated, seeking shade, wearing light clothing, applying sunscreen, monitoring vulnerable individuals, limiting outdoor activities, staying informed, and seeking medical advice if experiencing heat-related health concerns.

Additionally, GMet has stated that this period also coincides with the transition from the dry season into the major rainy season for southern Ghana. Rains during this period will be less frequent but quite violent, with localised rain and thunder, especially over southern Ghana.

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The Central Analysis and Forecasting Office (CAFO) has underscored the importance of maintaining cool and safe practices during these challenging weather conditions. Citizens are encouraged to stay informed and adhere to provided guidelines for a healthy and secure experience throughout this period.

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Dickson Ofori Siaw
Dickson Ofori Siawhttp://ighanaian.com/journalist/dickson
Dickson Ofori Siaw is an experienced Ghanaian journalist who has worked with credible news outlets, including Ghanafuo.com where he serves as the Head of Content and Editor-at-Large. He also serves as the Editor at iGhanaian.com
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