Lagos State Braces For Record Rainfall, The Highest In Last Ten Years
Lagos State government says it is anticipating an extremely high rainfall which would be above the normal this year.
The heavy rainfall is predicted to begin in the first week of April ad ends in December .
Environment and water resources commissioner, Tunji Bello, issued the alert at the 2023 news briefing on the seasonal climate prediction in Lagos.
Asking residents to brace up for the challenge, the commissioner said lagos was projected to record around 1,936.22 millimeter amount of rainfall.
According to bello, this would be greater than the long term average of 1,721.48 millimeter experienced in Lagos in the past ten years.
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The commissioner said the extremely high rainfall this year may cause massive flooding largely because of the anticipated strong winds during the onset and the cessation of the rainfall.
Ahead of the rainfall, Bello said the state government was already liaising with the Ogun-Osun rivers basin authority to effectively contain flooding.