Senior Meteorologist at Ghana Meteorological Agency (​GMet), Michael Padi

Senior Meteorologist at the Ghana Meteorological Agency (​GMet) has advised the general public to prepare adequately as heavy rains are expected between June and July, this year.

Michael Padi said rainfall patterns that usually characterise the June-July rainy season, will start in earnest soon. People must therefore be wary, to forestall any mishap.

He said high pressures are building up in the South Atlantic Ocean. This will provide moisture to produce rainfall activities over the West Coast of Africa, specifically Ghana.

“So we expect that for the rest of the week, at least on daily basis, most places across the country could be experiencing rains because the conditions are in place,” he told Benjamin Akakpo on the AM Show Monday.

The Meteorologist indicated that most areas in the country will experience moderate rains, while very few areas will record heavy rainfall as the month of July gradually approaches.

“Rains will be accompanied by very strong winds in towns within the Northern sector like; Tamale, Wa, Yendi, Navrongo and the surrounding areas. We will also be seeing cloudy conditions together with rains along the coast. But we don’t expect the winds to cause any destructions.

“The Northern sector, forest areas, Ashanti region, Brong Ahafo region and the Bono region will continue to record heavy rainfall and strong winds.”

He said the Southern part of Ghana will continue to experience rainfall until the end of August.

Thus, Mr. Padi has urged members of the public to take the necessary precautions in order to be safe in case the rains cause flooding.

He also encouraged all to subscribe to the social media handles of Ghana Meteorological Agency for updates on climatic changes.

“Let’s be abreast with updates on the weather. This can be done by subscribing to our social media handles for updates. Also if you are in town and realize it is becoming cloudy, it is advisable to find shelter in homes than to stay outside, because thunder storm and lightning activities will accompany the rains. 

“We expect the public to keep our environment very clean and distil gutters to pave way for rain water to flow freely. This will prevent flooding in our communities,” he added.