Tropical Cyclone Developing Over West Africa

A tropical cyclone is likely to hit West African countries including Ghana by this weekend, according to meteorologists who are warning that flooding and heavy windbreaks may be expected.

Already, parts of West Africa have seen some really heavy rains and thunderstorms. In the southern Chad town of Bol-Berim there has been up to 105 millimeters of rain.

In the next few days a cluster of thunderstorms which has been seen developing on satellite images will gradually progress west from Chad towards Togo Benin Nigeria and Ghana Burkina Faso.

According to meteorologists, the storm is likely to develop a rotational attitude over Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra leone later this week drawing warm moist from the Gulf of Guinea and also the Eastern Atlantic.

Residents are being warned to be cautious of the potential harm that the cyclone might cause. It will carry along with it strong winds by the time it hits Senegal, meteorologists say.

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