The present weather conditions hold promise of a good catch for fishermen along the coast, Mr. Tetteh Portuphy, Senior Meteorologist at the Ghana Meteorological Agency, Kotoka International Airport(KIA), has said.
"Up-welling or cold current, bring nutrients to the sea surface. Fish follow these nutrients in their numbers to the surface, making them easy target for fishermen", Mr Portuphy explained in an interview with the Ghana News Agency.
He said Southern Ghana was currently experiencing what was known in meteorological terms as the “little dry spell,” which was characterized by a fall in temperatures along the coast.
“During this season, the sea surface temperature becomes cold,” he said.
Mr. Portuphy said this was the season when fishermen would typically enjoy “bumper harvests”, because a lot of fish could be found at the sea surface.
He said the fishermen should listen to the weather forecast regularly, in order to know when it might not be safe to go to sea, because of bad weather conditions such as approaching storms.
Mr. Portuphy said the season would last through the rest of July to the month of August, and end in September.
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