Ghana to experience heat wave till May – Meteorological Agency

Ghana to experience heat wave till May – Meteorological Agency

Ghana will go through the intense heat currently being experienced in the country till way into next month, May, according to the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA).

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The GMA says the excessively hot weather is as a result of a heat wave which occurs when the sun crosses the equator and is directly on the earth's surface.

Mr Kafui Quashiegah, the Chief Forecaster of the Agency told Joy FM on Monday morning, that 'normally around this time of the year, the sun crosses the equator and is perpendicular to the earth's surface so if you're on the earth's surface the sun is just directly on your head.'

He mentioned that as a result, one might experience the temperatures increasing hour after hour each day until about 3pm.

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He was also of the opinion that the delays in the rain this year is also causing an increase in the sun's temperature.

Quashiegah noted that by May 10 to 20, Ghana is likely to experience some rains after the clouds have started building up.

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The Agency warned the citizenry to avoid walking in the sun during the day and also drink a lot of water to prevent dehydration.

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