Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting

ISSN - 2332-2594

Muritala Olaniyi Oke

Muritala Olaniyi Oke
Directorate of Research, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies,

  • Research Article
    Assessment of Meteorological Droughts in Abeokuta, Southwestern, Nigeria
    Author(s): Muritala Olaniyi OkeMuritala Olaniyi Oke

    Meteorological drought are difficult to avoid but could be monitored, and their adverse impacts could be alleviated. This study investigated invisible drought in Abeokuta, Southwest Nigeria using Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) based on the reconstruction of rainfall events into one and three time scales. The study revealed that although there is an increase in the trend of annual rainfall, large amount of severe drought occurred between January, December, February, November and March, in descending order of frequency. While exceptionally dry periods that were missed in the one month time scale were caught in the 3 months scale for January in 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. The study concluded that invisible droughts are creeping within the months of December and March in the study area. Policy measures that can suppo.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2332-2594.1000235

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