The rainfall experienced this morning cut across the entire country, and ranged in measurement between 90 millimetres (mm) and 130 mm.

Mr Tettey Portuphy, Head of the Forecasting section of the Ghana Meteorological Agency, Kotoka International Airport, told the Ghana News Agency that whilst this morning’s rainfall was quite heavy, it was normal, because the rainy season was at its peak.

He said it was likely for another down-pour would be experienced over the weekend on Sunday.

Mr Portuphy said in an earlier interview, that the major rainy season peaked during the months of May and June in Southern Ghana.

He said rainfall would now be more intense and frequent, adding that there would be intervals which would typically not exceed five days between one rainfall and another during this peak.

Mr Portuphy stressed that there was the need for drains and gutters to be de-silted, because this was key to preventing flooding during the rainy season.

He also urged people staying within flood prone areas to relocate and avoid the perils of flood waters.

Southern Ghana has two rainy seasons during the year, consisting of a major and minor season, whilst the country’s north has one major rainy season.

Flood related casualties have not been reported so far, although there has been flooding in areas within Kasoa and Kaneshie.

The country experienced rainfall, which lasted for hours in some parts, and begun from the late hours of Thursday night till the early morning of Friday.

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