The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMeT) is warning of more rains in the flood-affected areas due to the spillage of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams.
According to the Head of Central Analysis and Forecasting at GMeT, Felicity Ahafianyo there is about 40 to 60 % chance of rain in the area.
“In terms of the weather over the lower Volta Basin area, rain is still in the forecast for them for the next two weeks,” she said in an interview with JoyNews.
She added that it is expected to start “from Wednesday up to Sunday and then Monday to the following Sunday too, we still have a 40 to 60% chance of rain. By weekend too, we are expecting another outburst of rains.”
Asked whether the rain quantities are expected to cause flooding, Madam Ahafianyo replied in the affirmative.
She explained that the ground is already saturated due to the spillage therefore “any rain that will come will have a runoff that is likely to cause flooding in the flood-prone areas.”
Source: Emma Ankrah