The following are rainfall figures for selected areas of Ghana, the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, from May 11 to May 20, according to the Ghana Meteorological Agency.
The Western Region, which includes the towns of Sefwi Bekwai and Bogoso, is Ghana’s largest growing area for the chocolate ingredient, accounting for 55.3 percent of output, according to the Ghana Cocoa Board.
The Ashanti Region accounts for 17.9 percent of production, while Brong Ahafo generates 9.3 percent, the Eastern Region 8.6 percent and the Central Region 8.8 percent. Volta accounts for 0.1 percent, the board said.
The Ivory Coast, which neighbors Ghana, is the world’s largest cocoa producer.
Weather Station Rainfall in Millimeters Western Region: Sefwi Bekwai 15.4 Bogoso n/a Enchi 40.3 Ashanti Region: Kumasi 97.2 Agogo 79.5 Effiduase 96.1 Obuasi 56.3 Ashanti Bekwai n/a Konongo n/a Brong Ahafo Region: Sunyani 97.4 Bechem 104.0 Goaso 84.5 Dormaa Ahenkro 44.6 Eastern Region: Koforidua 57.8 Akim Oda 64.9 Tafo n/a Nkawkaw n/a Asamankese 64.9 Akropong Akwapim 110.1 Central Region: Agona Swedru n/a Twifo Praso 75.6 Dunkwa 2.4 Breman Asikuma 59.5