Head of Forecasting at the Ghana Meteorological Agency, Mr Tetteh Portuphy, Revealed that Tuesday’s rainfall in some parts of the capital was caused by what he termed, “maritime instability.” He said in an interview that the sea had become warmer, causing evaporation, which resulted in cloud formation.
Mr Portuphy said this warming of the sea, was the result of pertaining atmospheric heat, caused by the current movement of the sun across the equator towards the northern hemisphere. As a result, although the country was still in the harmattan season, weather systems that caused rainfall, were developing over the sea.
Mr. Portuphy said although Tuesday morning’s rain was reported to have caused flooding in certain parts of Accra, it was just a moderate down pour and could not be considered as a heavy one.
He said more of such rains could be expected before the rainy season, because of the pertaining weather.