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Double rainstorms heading to Ghana with high flood risk – Gmet warns

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The weather forecast warns that areas within Ghana's coastal and northern sectors will experience heavy rainfall, accompanied by strong winds and thunder

The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) has issued a weather alert, predicting double rainstorms set to hit the country today, Thursday, 16 May 2024. 

According to the forecast released early Thursday morning, the first storm originating from Nigeria is expected to arrive around 9:30 am.

The weather forecast warns that areas within Ghana's coastal and northern sectors will experience heavy rainfall, accompanied by strong winds and thunder. 

“A rainstorm that is moderately producing thunderstorms with rain over northern Benin into Togo is expected to drift further westwards to affect the northern half of Ghana. However, a separate rainstorm observed over Nigeria is also expected to propagate westwards to affect the coastal and middle sectors of the country,” the statement detailed.

GMet has cautioned that the risk of flooding and windstorms is high, urging residents in flood-prone areas to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions. 

The agency's alert comes on the heels of recent severe rainstorms that wreaked havoc in parts of Accra, toppling trees and damaging numerous cars and billboards.

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku