Cold weather in Southern Ghana expected to last throughout August

By
Robert Anane, GNA

Accra, Aug. 14, GNA
– Cold weather currently pertaining within the Southern part of the country, is
expected to last through the month of August.

The low atmospheric
temperatures are also expected to fall further from an average of 24 degrees
celsius currently, to a lower average range of 23 to 21 degrees celsius, as the
season progresses.

Mr. Michael Padi,
Senior Meteorologist at the Ghana Meteorological Agency, told the Ghana News
Agency that the month of August was the coldest period of the year, especially
in Southern Ghana.

He said after the
sun had stayed over the Northern Hemisphere for a long time, the Southern
Hemisphere was out of the sun’s heat and energy for a longtime, and got cold as
a result.

Mr Padi said this
resulted in “high pressure” developing over the Southern Hemisphere,
whilst “low pressure” developed over the Northern hemisphere.

This, he said,
resulted in cold air blowing from the Southern hemisphere towards the Northern
Hemisphere.

Mr Padi said the
current atmospheric cold therefore resulted from Ghana being in the path of the
traveling cold air.

The senior
Meteorologist said one positive effect of the current weather condition in the
country was that the cold wind blew parallel to the country’s coast line, and
removed surface water from the sea, resulting in up-welling of nutrients to the
sea surface.

Mr Padi said this
caused several fish to come up to the water surface after the nutrients, and
thus made the period a favorable one for fishing.

He said people
should keep warm, especially by wearing protective clothing, in order to avoid
cold related infections.

GNA

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