Hot weather is normal – Meteo insists

Hot weather is normal – Meteo insists

The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) says the excessive heat being experienced in parts of Ghana is normal.

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According to the agency, observations made indicate that temperatures all over Ghana were within the normal range of 20-43 degrees Celsius experienced within this season.

Mr Joe Tetteh Portuphy, the Principal Meteorologist at the GMA, in an interview with the Daily Graphic, said Ghana was not experiencing a heat wave.

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He said when one compares temperatures with the relative humidity, it does not show that the nation have the corresponding figures to get a heat wave.

Mr Portuphy further indicated that current records showed that minimum and maximum temperatures in the coastal, middle and northern areas were between 23.8°C and 43.6°C, while the humidity level was between 50 and 80 per cent, adding that at places where the temperature was high, the humidity was low, and vice versa.

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He gave the reason for the relative heat as the clouds which could cover the sun’s rays not forming and therefore allowing the direct rays of the sun to directly beam on Ghana.

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